Chinese machine supplier Spande has launched the S7 flexo press and hybrid N610IM, developed in collaboration with Domino.
Spande S7 series flexo presses have a 200m/min printing speed and 370mm/445mm/515mm web width. The press has eight servos in each printing station. Servos are also used in ‘i-Pressure’, a system to automatically adjust printing pressure. The ‘i-Vision’ intelligent registration system uses two cameras to ensure registration accuracy at each printing station, independently.
Spande chairman Steven Ye said: ‘This machine is easy and convenient in operation, which breaks through the conventional yield and industrial pattern. i-Pressure and i-Vision need no manual operation during plate changing, which helps save materials and shortens the production time for printing houses. All these are the pioneering technology in whole label printing industry.’
The hybrid N610IM press combines Spande’s flexo expertise with Domino’s N610i inkjet platform. Domino now has hybrid integration agreements with MPS, Lombardi, Multitec, CEI US and Spande, as well as selling its N610i press in both standalone and in-line configurations, the latter in partnership with AB Graphic.
Hyprint has become the first customer for both machines. Ju Jinyuan, general manager at Hungyuan Print, said: ‘Domino and Spande’s understanding for the printing technology and printing quality, etc, perfectly matches with our views. We also believe that the cooperation between international brand Domino and China’s Spande might achieve a better effect other than simply adding digital.’
More than 300 guests attended the launch event at Spande’s Shanghai factory. Li Guoqiang, general manager, Spande Shanghai, demonstrated several possible applications of Spande's new press technology, including pressure-sensitive labels and holographic stripes. While changing from PS materials to 15 micron film, with different repeat parameters, the operator only presses one button without need for further intervention.
Both presses will be shown at Labelexpo Europe 2019 and at Labelexpo Asia 2019.
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