Continental has unveiled its printing blanket technology portfolio for the first time after expanding its printing technology business in May this year at Labelexpo Europe 2023. The ContiTech group sector is presenting systems for the label and packaging printing process at the show. The Axcyl and Laserline systems will take center stage at booth A61 in Hall 4.
‘The flexo industry has changed enormously in recent years,’ pointed out Jens Löschner, head of the flexographic printing business area at Continental Printing Solutions. Developments in prepress, anilox rollers, digital plate technology and sleeve-dedicated presses have led to the process being used in new areas of print including folding cartons, labels, and flexible packaging.
Continental develops and produces wide-web-plate and narrow-web-plate Axcyl flexo plate mounting sleeves for all kinds of flexographic printing machines. With its composite honeycomb structure, they stand out with their low weight, high stiffness and stability. The product design has been optimized to filter vibrations coming from the printing plate. For example, Axcyl reduces press bounce. Conti Laserline is expanding its product range for flexographic printing with the addition of versatile printing plates and sleeve technology for water- or solvent-based and UV curing ink systems.
‘Our customers will be able to enjoy the benefits of our expanded product range,’ added Löschner. ‘They will now be getting everything from a single source and will benefit from our global presence and collective expertise.’
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