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ABG focuses on DigiJet, smart shrink sleeve solutions


Jim Kehring tells L&NW that the company is seeing significant interest in the company's digital embellishment module.

A B Graphic International highlighted its digital embellishment capabilities at Label Congress. Jim Kehring, West Coast regional sales manager, tells L&NW that the company is seeing significant interest in DigiJet, which has been engineered to open up a new world of high-quality digital embellishments techniques.

DigiJet is an online or off-line fully digital embellishment, allowing for multiple processes in one pass, including spot varnishing, digital foiling and tactile screen on any size of print run. Its main features include two inkjet heads with UV pinning and UV curing, automated cold foil throw-off, a shuttle system for zero waste and stop start at job changeover, chill rollers for sensitive materials, pre-press software and food compliant fluids.

“DigiJet is a revolutionary module for the digital market,” says Matt Burton, ABG’s global sales director. “With technology improving all the time, digital embellishment is where the future is –perfect for short runs, no tooling costs, the ability to change jobs quickly, variable data, personalization and dramatically reduced lead times. DigiJet will undoubtedly be a game-changer for many of our customers.”

As part of Label Congress, ABG also highlighted its smart shrink sleeve solutions. Previously forming part of Enprom’s equipment portfolio, the modular range covers seaming, doctoring and cutting solutions. ABG acquired the Spanish converting equipment manufacturer in 2019, to use the acquisition to strengthen and expand their offerings in web-based processing, and provide opportunities to enter into new market segments.

Within ABG’s shrink sleeve seaming offering, the shrink sleeve RS, RST, and RS2T are designed to meet the high productivity demands of the labelling market. They are based on ABG’s patented Smart Wheel innovation: a motorized roller solvent application system providing high seaming reliability.