Systec, a Germany-based manufacturer of printing and slitting equipment, will begin to manufacture and service the NW140 UV digital inkjet printer in cooperation with Spartanics and Inx International from July 2012.
The announcement follows the introduction of the equipment in the late 2011 and successful participation at drupa 2012. The NW140 UV digital narrow web press is a fully integrated printing and laser finishing system.
‘We are excited to join forces with Inx International and Spartanics to manufacture and service the NW140 for our European customers,’ said Reinhard Zimmermann, managing director of Systec. ‘Sometimes it takes a group of experts in individual fields combining resources to produce a system that exceeds market requirements and we are glad to be part of this successful cooperation.’
The NW140 UV digital narrow web press provides single pass printing at speeds up to 80 feet per minute (27 meters per minute) on any labelstock. It employs 14 print heads, an air-cooled UV LED pinning system, a proprietary ink recirculation unit and a 225 high efficiency, water-cooled UV LED curing system.
The NW140 offers a base coat application for non-treated media and will support media up to 2mm in thickness. The LED curing lamps are used for the pre-coat, white base layer and varnish to hold the inkjet drops in position before a full cure is added by another LED lamp and laser cutting.
Systec GmbH is a manufacturer with over 30 years of experience building and servicing printing equipment worldwide. Spartanics is a manufacturer of laser cutting systems for the label, commercial printing and packaging markets. Inx International Ink Co is a global supplier as part of Sakata Inx worldwide operations and is the third largest producer of inks in North America with over 20 facilities in the US and Canada.