Hine Labels has installed its third Nilpeter press, a FB 3300S with eight servo-driven UV-flexo units, centralized touch-screen control and a maximum web width of 350 mm. The new press complements two other Nilpeter FB presses: a four-unit FB 2500 with a web width of 273 mm and a six-color FB 4200 with a web width of 425 mm.
According to Bill Hine, managing director, the reliability and performance of FB presses were a major reason for installing the latest one. “These presses operate to an amazingly high standard with practically zero maintenance,” he said. “Our latest is configured to run two webs and is fitted with a relamination/delamination unity. This allows us to product multiple products, including leaflet labels, and peel/reseal types.”
Hine expects the flexible configuration of the FB-3300 S will significantly increase the company's efficiency as a trade label printer. “We can handle a wide variety of added-value work that other label printers may find too awkward or inconvenient to produce themselves. It involves working with a wide variety of substrates, from paper and filmic labelstocks to plastics for printing tags. We also produce labels with basic RFID inlays.”
The configuration includes cold foiling and three die-cutting stations. The first undercuts from the top, which allows easier and safer die changes when running with two webs. Hot air dryers with water-cooled chill rollers and UV-curing units are fitted as standard. The former allows the company to print food-related labeling and packaging with water-based flexo inks. The UV-system from IST Metz is the first in the UK to use the compact MBS-6 lamp modules. With an energy-saving output of 120 W/cm, they can achieve the same ink curing results as standard UV-units requiring up to 200 W/cm.
More about Hine Labels can be found on the company website: www.hinelabels.com.