Bobst will host a customer event – a combination of in-person and online formats – to showcase the Bobst oneLabel portfolio with inline flexo, UV inkjet all-in-one press and opportunities for expert liaison at its Alpharetta Competence Center in Atlanta, US, from September 14 to 16, 2021.
The presses on show will include the Bobst Master DM5, an all-in-one press, and the Mouvent LB702-UV digital label press.
Dean Haertel, business director, oneLabel, North America, Bobst said: ‘This event provides a unique opportunity for printers, converters and brand owners to come and see Bobst digital label technology for themselves and understand how it can perfectly prepare their business for a rapidly-evolving environment.
‘Whether you currently use inline flexo printing and are considering adding digital printing or a move to all-in-one (flexo and digital) printing, have digital already and are considering an upgrade, or are completely new to digital and want to see what it is all about, this is the event for you.’
On the two days of face-to-face sessions, attendees will experience how Bobst is answering the current label industry trends and discover how Bobst can help to optimize their entire label production. The event will also include a tour of the Competence Center, including product demonstrations of the Bobst Master DM5, Mouvent LB702-UV and Grafotronic DCL2 digital finishing equipment.
In addition, customers will have the opportunity to participate in customer panels and 1:1 sessions with Bobst experts. The online session agenda for September 15 will include demonstrations and Q&As but in a virtual setting.
The Bobst Master DM5 can prime, print, embellish, cut – an all-in-one, all-inline. With its digitally automated on-the-fly job change, the Master DM5 provides an exceptionally high press uptime and outstanding repeatability regardless of the operator's skills. The digitalized, end-to-end connected system answers the growing demand for on-demand labels production, from short to long runs.
The Mouvent LB702-UV UV inkjet label press handles 90 percent of all label jobs cost-effectively up to 26,000 linear feet (8,000 linear meters) run length. It delivers an output of up to 2.1 million sqft (200,000sqm) per month, with printing speeds of up to 330fpm (100 m/min).
Both machines feature Mouvent technology, a digital printing technology self-developed by Bobst, which delivers consistent operation and reliability and allows easy maintenance with minimal manual intervention, the company said.
‘At Bobst, we believe that the future of label production will be primarily driven by inkjet developments and the growth of the all-in-one category,’ said Emilio Corti, regional market director, Americas at Bobst.
‘As well as seeing this technology at first hand, attendees to the event will have the opportunity to meet our experts and discuss their own projects and requirements so we can better understand their job basket and customers' needs and share our expertise.’
Bobst is aiming to offer a complete portfolio of fully digitalized printing technology with inline flexo printing, UV inkjet and the combination of both.