Prati invited customers, partners and suppliers to its Hybrid Technology Experience event from 11-13 June in Faenza, Italy to discuss innovation in the industry.
Ever since 1973, Prati has been a global manufacturer in the label finishing sector. With over 4,000 machines installed globally, Prati operates worldwide and has two main offices based in Europe and America.
The event was billed as a preview of the Labelexpo Europe 2019 exhibition in Brussels in September. Prati presented Digifast 20,000, a machine designed for finishing materials printed entirely with digital technology for the mid-web industry. In addition the Digifast One was displayed in two different hybrid configurations for high-value finishing and for printing.
The hybrid printing line is designed and developed together with Screen. The ability to add Digifast One pre-print and post-print modules allows functionality such as inline priming to extend substrate support, to mix and match flexo and inkjet printing to add effects and enhanced label production.
‘Screen and Prati have listened to and recognized the requirements of the market to offer flexible solutions that optimize converters production processes based on the type of label applications they have to produce. Our mutual distribution partners such as REM in Italy, Inprintout in Portugal and Jet Technologies in Indonesia can now offer stand alone, nearline and now hybrid configurations to label converters specific needs,’ said Carlo Sammarco, sales director packaging solutions at Screen Europe. More than 100 guests from Italy, United States, UK, Thailand, Portugal, Canada, Germany, France, Austria, Russia and Turkey attended the Hybrid Technology Experience.
The days were packed full with team-building and networking events, such as a visit and tasting experience at a holiday farm and a walk-through vineyards followed by a dinner entirely prepared with locally grown produce, in the setting of Torre di Oriolo.
Prati, a company historically created in Marradi, has planned an expansion for the coming months with the creation of a new local branch.