The star of the show at the Bobat booth (5721-5728 in Hall F) is the Digital Flexo process, whose performance will be demonstrated on the Bobst M6 mid-web inline UV flexo press. The advantages of Digital Flexo, which is part of the Bobst Digital Automation program, are in making press operation fast, flexible and reliable, allied with a consistently superior quality of the output and the lowest total cost of ownership.
Using new low migration UV curable inks and Digital Flexo automation, Bobst has developed solutions that offer set-up times comparable to digital printing. Thanks to a fully digitized press operation, the machine can run non-stop, affording on-the fly job changes, creating less than 10 meters of substrate waste and taking only one minute in set-up time.
The technology, unique to Bobst, runs conforming to the seven-color extended gamut (ECG) technology promoted by the REVO Team of leading industry partners and boosts the advantages of a production-driven, repeatable and controllable digital process. ECG is one of several technologies, including digital press automation and standardization of the technology chain, that are the focus of the methodology being developed by the REVO team partners to make available to flexo label and packaging converters off the shelf solutions with a defined protocol of consumable, software and hardware technologies that will enable them to start producing using a “digitized” flexo process. To illustrate the REVO project to Labelexpo visitors, BOBST is dedicating a part of the stand to this revolutionary and exciting development.
Visitors to the stand will also be introduced to the very wide and comprehensive range of solutions BOBST offers in the different segments of the label industry. These include the brand new MW 85F CI flexo press, printing at line screens up to 70 lines/cm and the CL 750D compact laminator, which are especially suited for customers looking for efficiency in short run production, as well as BOBST silicone and adhesive coating solutions and vacuum metallizing solutions for the labelstock industry.