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MPS brings hybrid printing to Labelexpo


The EF SymJet hybrid press combines the stability of MPS EF flexo platform with the integrated Domino N610i inkjet engine.

At this year's Labelexpo Americas, MPS Systems North America has returned to show visitors the key benefits of its EF SymJet digital/flexo hybrid solution.

The EF SymJet hybrid press combines the stability of the existing MPS EF flexo platform with the integrated, well-proven Domino N610i inkjet engine, allowing converters to combine flexo and digital printing as well as converting, all in one pass.

With 13 colors (6-color flexo, 7-color inkjet), the EF SymJet is featuring an operator-controlled demonstration by MPS hybrid printing specialist Hans Poortinga, who is simultaneously operating and presenting features of the solution to showcase its simplicity.

"The biggest advantage of hybrid printing, beside the lower turnaround time, is the opportunity to combine flexo and digital colors, converting and finishing – all in one pass," says Poortinga. "A hybrid press gives you the opportunity to print a complete label, all inline bringing numerous key benefits: lower operator costs, less waste, increased logistical efficiencies and more."

As customer demands are for shorter runs with greater variation, the new hybrid EF SymJet provides an alternative option that is both flexible and affordable. The established flexo press and proven digital system can be combined and used integrated inline or separately to work offline.

Designed for multilayered label and flexible packaging printing (from thin unsupported film to thick carton board), the press offers all possible inline converting options, including multilayer label production, diecutting, lamination and varnishing.

"The EF SymJet hybrid flexo inkjet solution makes the impossible, possible – it provides converters with a range of new print potential and combines the best of conventional and digital technology, as well as operator focus that MPS is known for," comments Eric Hoendervangers, global sales and marketing director at MPS.