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Mouvent makes trade show debut

09.25.17

The joint venture from Bobst and Radex focuses on "inventing and delivering the future of digital printing."

Mouvent – a new joint venture from BOBST and Radex, focused on inventing and delivering the future of digital printing – is making its trade show debut at Labelexpo 2017, 25-28 September, in Brussels. This is the first global reveal of the company’s highly innovative label printing product range.
The Mouvent Team welcomes you to visit their stand A60 Hall 3 during Labelexpo 2017 for the launch of a truly new type of digital printing presses for the label industry.

Mouvent is a joint venture from BOBST – one of the world’s leading suppliers of equipment and services to packaging and label manufacturers, and Radex – a startup company owned by multiple stakeholders with a long track record in the field of DOD inkjet digital printing, and has become the digital printing competence center and solutions provider of BOBST. Mouvent is comprised of about 80 employees in Switzerland.

Central to the digital innovation at Mouvent is an ingenious digital printing technology developed by Radex, which is based on the highly integrated MouventTM Cluster and represents a quantum leap for the industry. Thanks to its intelligent and compact design, it will be the centerpiece of revolutionary new machines developed by Mouvent for a wide variety of markets such as textile, labels, corrugated board, flexible packaging, folding carton and more.

“We truly believe that Labelexpo 2017 will be a watershed moment not only for Mouvent but for the future of digital printing,” says Simon Rothen, CEO of Mouvent. “Current industry trends – including high demand for digitalization, short runs, fast availability, promotion and versioning, personalized and seasonal products, and increasing sensitivity towards cost and environment – are driving demand for high quality and affordable digital printing machines. Through Mouvent we aim to initiate a quantum leap in this area, ultimately providing the market with what it needs most; highly reliable industrial digital printing on different substrates at a competitive cost.”

As well as the digital printing presses, Mouvent offers a fully integrated, complete solution – it develops, engineers, tests, and industrializes digital printers based on the MouventTM Cluster, it writes the software around the printers, develops inks and coatings for various substrates, as well as providing a full servicing offering. The company is promising a new standard in inkjet label production cost and quality, in ink pricing, head durability, quality and machine performance. Its first machine that has been launched is an innovative, highly productive digital printer for textiles, which prints with up to 8 colors, and there is a full product pipeline to follow.

The innovative cluster design is the base building block for all systems, current and in development. “Our radical new approach, which we look forward to sharing at Labelexpo, is to use a base cluster which is arranged in a modular, scalable matrix instead of having different print bars for different applications and different print widths” explains Piero Pierantozzi, Co-Founder of Mouvent. “The Mouvent Cluster is the key technology behind the Mouvent machines, resulting in high optical resolution for a crisp, colorful, very high printing quality, as well as a never-seen-before flexibility and possibilities in terms of machine development. Simplicity is our engineering philosophy.”

Mouvent printers are the smallest digital printers in their category – closer to desktop printing than to traditional analogic printers like flexo – making them very compact, light-weighted and easily accessible. The modular, compact system allows easier settings and start-up with less fine adjustments required resulting in a productivity boost. The compact design has many other benefits, including smaller footprint, faster change-over, simple implementation and low cost.

“We are very excited to showcase our label printing range at Labelexpo and talk with attendees at our stand,” says Simon Rothen. “This is the start of an exciting journey of bringing large-scale digital printing to various industries. The digital printing solutions offered by Mouvent will present new opportunities for all sorts of companies, bringing more flexibility, unmatched productivity, shorter time to market and infinite variation, all with a very compact and energy efficient design. This will revolutionize the digital printing world.”