Nilpeter will demonstrate its new press management center for the MO-4 UV-offset press at this year’s LabelExpo Europe. Designed to optimize all of the offset functions for fast setups, it has three 17" touchscreens that allow operators to accurately control UV-curing, electronic registration and remote ink control. Other features include error diagnostics backed by an online service function, job management data and online customer information. The press management center’s functions are compatible with the international CIP3 operating standard.
The fourth-generation MO-4 has a web width of 420 mm (16½ inches) and features a lightweight sleeve system. It handles both long and short runs of premium-quality labels and packaging products, using freely configurable offset, flexo, hot/cold foiling, rotary screen or gravure print units. Like other Nilpeter platform presses, the MO-4 can also include HoloPrint, which allows users to produce print-registered holograms for brand security or promotional applications using a UV-cured varnish technique.
The company will also introduce two new features for the servo-driven FB-3300S modular UV-flexo press. The CLEANINKING system incorporates a newly designed open/close doctor blade chamber for obtaining clean and easy anilox roll changes during long or short runs. The FB-3300S label and packaging press also runs with the new Revolver Die System, based on the Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) concept. This approach to diecutting allows operators to load successive solid tooling, or magnetic flexible die plate cylinders, into the module and index them within seconds. Stand-alone versions for MO-Line and FA-Line presses will also be shown.
Nilpeter will also demonstrate a complete modular Caslon press that combines conventional printing and converting with CMYK InkJet printing. The Caslon single-pass InkJet module uses Xaar's 1001 greyscale printheads for variable data printing on the fly, or printing single copies of full-color labels. One or more of Nilpeter's FA-3 UV-flexo units can print varnishes, solid colors, and/or white opaque inks for filmic labels, backed by inline web finishing, to a maximum web width of 340 mm (13½ inches). InkJet speeds vary from up to 50.7 m/min. at 180 x 360 dpi to 12.6 m/min. at 720 x 360 dpi resolution. Caslon modules can also run in a stand-alone mode with separate unwind and rewind units.
The company will introduce the FA-6, which was launched last year at LabelExpo Americas. It has a maximum web width of 570 mm (22½ inches). FA-6 presses can run with both UV-curing units and hot air driers for producing various film packaging, labels and carton board products. The module on show will be loaded with flexible packaging film printed in Japan on an FA-6 press to show its print quality.
Nilpeter will be in booths 7L60 and 7L90 at this year’s LabelExpo Europe, September 28 – October 1, in Brussels. The company’s theme for this year is: “We show you how.”