Screen Europe has acquired a Refine Compact 2 finishing unit and a web buffer module for its Solutions and Technology Centre at the European headquarters in Amstelveen, the Netherlands.
The newly acquired Compact 2 will be used to demonstrate varnishing, lamination and die-cutting - both in-line and off-line to visitors and prospective customers at the Screen Europe’s headquarters.
‘The new in-line finishing kit from Refine will enable us to showcase the whole setup in a live label-production for our demo activities,’ said Carlo Sammarco, sales director of packaging solutions at Screen Europe. ‘It also gives us capabilities for testing special applications within coatings, foiling and lamination which we haven’t had before. We are really looking forward to get started, working with the Refine unit.’
Compact 2 has been developed as finishing line for digital and conventional printed labels, with the addition of a fully register controlled flexo station with cold foil and lamination capabilities. The machine installed at Screen Europe headquarters features a touch-screen operator panel, unwinder with web guide, flexo printing unit, full- and semi rotative die-cutting, waste rewind, oscillating razor slitter, and rewinder. It has also been fitted with the optional automatic back scoring that enables edge-trimming with no manual intervention.
The web buffer module allows to connect the Compact 2 to any web based digital printing press, thus upgrading its stand-alone technologies with an in-line automated finishing line. It features a precise web-guiding system, a servo-driven buffer section, and an integrated splicing table, all to ensure stable operating conditions, short setup times, and trouble-free production.