Sihl has introduced Artysio, a system for the production of packaging by narrow web printers and converters using aqueous inkjet printing.
Sihl has cooperated with various component manufacturers to develop Artysio. This has seen Sihl’s expertise in media for digital printing, combined with digital printing technology, create a system to allow local narrow web printers to produce small quantities in custom designs. Machine add-ons for converting and the packaging material from Sihl make this possible for narrow web printers.
In a video highlighting Artysio, the example of a car dealership group is used. Frey Automobile wants to produce herbal sweets with a unique design for each location for a company anniversary. The Artysio system is claimed to be suitable for the production of food-safe, high-quality flow-pack packaging that can be printed using environmentally friendly water-based inkjet printing. Frey Automobile is shown to benefit not only from efficient production, but in particular from ‘brilliant’ printing results. The food-grade barrier layer of the material with very good sealing properties guarantees a long shelf life for the sweets and prevents ink and undesirable substances from getting in.
Depending on the type of machine add-on, the narrow web printer can also package many other products, such as soaps for hotels, tea, biscuits, coffee beans and a variety of other items. Sihl supplies the appropriate material for a variety of packaging types.
In a statement, Sihl noted: ‘It‘s that easy to open up a broad new business segment for print shops, from which the car dealership group and many other customers such as start-ups, for example, can profit, who can have small packaging runs and customized solutions produced without sacrificing quality.’
Watch the Artysio video below:
Read more about Sihl, its work to develop the market for aqueous inkjet, its growth in flexible packaging and Artysio, all in Labels & Labeling issue 3, 2019