In addition, a new launch by Bobst at Labelexpo has been a new hybrid label press called Master DM5, which is driven by Mouvent digital inkjet technology.
“Attendees at Labelexpo have the opportunity to see the full potential of digital label printing for themselves,” says Thierry Martin, CEO of Mouvent. “The LB702-WB is a really remarkable advance in digital label production as it uses only water-based inks, while the LB701-UV is extremely compact and ergonomic and enables highly flexible label production. These machines are the future of digital label printing.”
LB702-WB uses only 100% water-based, in-house developed Mouvent inks, making it 100% free of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and 100% indirect food contact compliant. The machine can run with up to 100 m/m on a broad range of substrates of up to 360mm wide, from self-adhesive to wet-glue labelstock, especially targeting applications where migration and recyclability could be an issue, washable labels being just one example.
The LB702-WB’s high print quality of 1,200 x 1,200 dpi leads to enhanced results on complex substrates such as textured natural wine label papers and many others. And thanks to its all-new coating station applying the proprietary Mouvent primer, even cheaper and more standard substrates can be used, without compromising the printing quality.
Being configured with six colors, the Mouvent water-based press allows for excellent ECG printing and Pantone matching. Paired with the in-house developed Mouvent DFE, customers benefit from easy file preparation, enhanced color consistency and variable data printing for real-time customization.
The LB701-UV is the smallest label printer within the Mouvent range, matching the well-known letterpress format. This mini label machine has a compact design, but neither compromises on print resolution (1,200 x 1,200 dpi), nor on productivity (up to 100 m/m and 5000 sqm/d) at excellent production costs. Its size and ease of use mean that even the smallest print shops are able to take high quality, fast and flexible label production for any type of application on board. This latest version of the LB701-UV on display at Labelexpo 2019 is equipped with six colors and for the first time with white Mouvent UV-ink.
At the heart of all of Mouvent’s digital printer range is the Mouvent Cluster, a new approach that uses clusters instead of fixed size print bars by color, arranging them in a modular, scalable matrix. The result is one system that can be simply adapted for all substrates, of all widths, for all markets.