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Gidue introduces M3 Digital Flexo at China Print

April 2, 2013

The technology – designed to improve set-up time and decrease waste – will be unveiled at China Print in May.

Nuova Gidue S.r.l., a manufacturer of printing and converting machines for the label and packaging industries, will launch its new M3 Digital Flexo at the 8th International Printing Technology Exhibition China Print. The show will be held in Beijing's New China International Exhibition Center, May 14-18. The audience will get the opportunity to see the machine at Gidue stand E4-032 in Area B.

According to the company, Gidue Digital Flexo technology dramatically improves set-up time and waste performances. "As a matter of fact," the company says, "the Digital Flexo configuration guarantees a 'digital' control on printing pressure and register: an HD digital camera, combined with seven servo motors, is located on each print unit and monitors the printing pressure and register at each plate revolution. Whenever those values deviate from the PDF standards, the digital camera 'informs' the servo motors which immediately adjust the printing pressure and register to the highest PDF quality. The result is a constant digital control on each print unit, from initial set-up to the very end of the printing job, which guarantees a digital quality-control on the entire job.

"Digital Flexo technology also assures a digital set-up waste (on an eight-color job less than 10 mts) and digitally predictable costs/profits. This digital intelligence replaces the operator during most of the basic set-up operations: the press automatically adjusts its pressure and register, while the operator can focus on top printing quality and fast productivity."

The M3 digital flexo press can handle self-adhesive labels, 15 µm unsupported PET, 20 µm BOPP, 38 µm BOPP for mineral water, all shrink sleeves, laminated tubes and up to 350 gsm carton.

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