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  • 06 Sep 2013

Labelexpo Europe 2013 exhibitor preview: Plates and platemaking

The show floor at Labelexpo Europe 2013

Labels & Labeling previews new products and companies categorized as ancillary equipment to be on show at Labelexpo Europe 2013:

COE/Passwerk

COE introduces the new Q2 adapter printing sleeve system, added to the company’s product portfolio of digital flexo, letterpress, offset plates, polymer sleeves (with HD) and Screeny screens. Passwerk will present its next generation plate mounter.

ContiTech

Demonstrates Conti Laserline CSC flexo plate with integrated compressible layer, which does not require foam adhesivemounting tapes. The Conti Laserline CSC can be directly engraved by high-powered YAG/Fibre or CO2 laser (DLE). Universally suitable for printing with UV, solvent and water-based inks.

Glunz & Jensen

Launches new products including the latest Compact all-in-one unit for plates up to 660 x 860mm (26 x 34in) with redesigned exposure bed for more efficient cooling, increased UV-A output suitable for both digital and analogue plates, a faster processing system and improved solvent monitoring and drying drawers with temperature uniformity. Also new is WebConnect, a cloud service to monitor and optimize flexo plate production. Equipment is connected via Ethernet and WebConnect collects data and presents it as online statistical reports, enabling qualified proactive maintenance and increased uptime. Also on the stand is the Microflex sleeve trimmer and Microflex plate mounting table.

Kodak

Shows both the Flexcel NX and the recently launched Flexcel Direct flexographic platemaking systems. The Spotless flexo system is shown reducing the need for spot colors along with Prinergy Powerpack pre-press workflow automation tools.

marks-3zet

Presents complete waterless offset system including LL-7 and VG-5 Toray waterless plates, and the Nevada LA Classic Colours waterless UV ink series designed for label printing. Pre-press technology includes ONE thermal image setter complete with workflow software, autoloader, plate transport system and plate processor.

Wink

Showcases the new ProShift ‘staggered’ printing and die-cutting plate technology, claimed to optimize print and die-cutting at lower pressure. Wink’s partner Esko has developed specialist ‘staggered cut’ software and hardware solutions for this application. Also new is the GapControl adjustable anvil cylinder developed by cylinder specialist RotoTechniX particularly for kiss-cutting and cutting-through materials on thin liners. The latest ultra-hard MCR coating for flexible dies significantly increases the tools’ durability, especially when die-cutting very abrasive (thermal) materials in long runs.

Read the full Labelexpo Europe 2013 show preview in Labels & Labeling #4, 2013

See the full exhibitor list here