The Meridian Elite holds a patent for its brand-new laser technology, which eliminates hot spots and offers fast cleaning cycles, making the device more efficient for printers and converters. Additionally, the Meridian Elite is the first and only cleaner that utilizes a cloud-based database, the company states. After a roll is cleaned, the information is logged into the roll inventory database and can be accessed locally or in the cloud via an interactive roll reporting dashboard.
“We are beyond excited to receive an FTA Technical Innovation Award once again,” says Rodney Pennings, PCMC’s Printing, Coating and Laminating sales director. “Our laser team has worked extremely hard to develop the Meridian Elite over the past year. It is an innovation that we are very proud of, and we appreciate the accolades within the package printing industry.”
For more than 20 years, the FTA Technical Innovation Award has recognized the most innovative and impactful technologies for the ever-evolving package printing and converting industry. Recipients of this award are deemed by a panel of industry experts to have the potential power to change flexography’s future for the better. They include technologies that utilize the flexographic process or have been designed specifically to enhance flexographic printing.