Nuova Gidue has introduced two new press lines for the production of lottery tickets, shrink sleeves and cigarette boxes.
The LTO line includes a new unwind/rewind for rolls up to 1,500 mm in diameter (60"), and heavy duty offset print units to produce labels and packaging at speeds of 200 m/m (650 fpm). The print unit is designed to produce minimum waste due to a short web path and a high level of automation. It includes automated ink control and the PrintTutor Camera system for “intelligent” register setup.
The LTF line includes newly developed flexographic print units for drying high volumes of water based inks with a limited energy consumption. The flexo unit offers a reduced web path, automated setup operations and reduced energy consumption. The LTF line can dry heavy deposits of inks and glues at high speeds, with half of the energy consumption required on other inline presses, according to the company.
The first LTO and LTF presses have been installed at Bei Jing Printing Second Factory, Beijing, China, where they are producing lottery tickets. Each is 530 mm wide (21"); the LTO has five colors, and the LTF has 14 flexo stations plus inkjet digital printing from Kodak.
Mr Zhang Hui Cang, Factory Director comments :
“Our printing factory is in Beijing where eco-friendly rules are very strict,” says Zhang Hui Cang, factory director. “We want to consume half of the drying energy required by other similar presses. The two presses, even in second-pass mode to put the scratch-off layer in register on the offset pre-printed colors, are exceeding our drying and register expectations, with very limited energy consumption. We will be able to produce lottery tickets with half of the operating costs than any other competitor in the China market, with excellent print and register quality. And we will stay green, as requested by our government.”