Anais Rath, marketing, Zecher, sees Labelexpo as one of the most important trade fairs in Zecher’s event calendar: “Label printing is a rising market segment for us, in particular because packaging is increasingly being used as advertising space and thus high quality printing is required. We are responding to the increase in the number of customers this year with a larger exhibition stand and are already looking forward to beating our number of visitors from the last Labelexpo.”
Since the launch for all applications last year, the SteppedHex engraving from Zecher has already attracted a lot of interest, the company says. SteppedHex technology is based on an application of the parameters of 60° engraving, and it offers additional benefits including increased resolution without loss of volume; improved emptying performance; uniform and homogeneous ink-transfer; a suitability for all inking systems and opportunities for cost-saving.
Conventional procedures remove only part of the accumulated residues concerned. Zecher’s laser cleaning system, from LaserEcoClean, gently eliminates all ink and varnish residues. Jörg Rohde, head of applications technology, Zecher, is convinced by this system’s cleaning performance: “After the cleaning process, the pick-up volume of the anilox roller can once again be used to its full extent, and printers benefit from the same uniform inking performance as before.”
As a relatively low-power laser beam is used, the temperature of the ceramic surface is well below the material’s melting point, which prevents any damages to the outside of the anilox roller.
Zecher is offering new opportunities for improved print performance and responding to the increased customer requirements with its SteppedHex engraving. In addition, the anilox roller manufacturer is presenting laser cleaning as a new service in its portfolio.