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Omet wins the challenge of Chinese 'Scratch and Win'

Press release from the issuing company

'Fortune favours the brave' says a famous proverb.  This describes Omet very well - always willing to take on the most ambitious and difficult challenges, and banking on the extraordinary skills of its Research & Development division to provide the market with innovative answers.

Recently, the Lecco based narrow web press manufacturer secured an important order to make the 'Scratch and Win' tickets used by the second largest lottery in the Chinese market.  "Being entrusted with such a contract is very satisfying and brings a great deal prestige to our company," said Omet's founder and President, Angelo Bartesaghi.

"The high level of technology required by this machine to meet stringent quality standards made this order an important opportunity for growth in this market sector.  The world production of cards for 'Scratch and Win' and lotteries is one that has seen strong and continuous growth on an international level," he added.

Suppliers with the ability to manufacture a machine for this kind of work are few and far between, especially with regard to the technical competence to resolve the problems likely to be encountered in meeting the required high quality standard of performance demanded by this customer, which is part of a leading international group.

"Tests with special inks were carried out on the Omet press, and it met all the required parameters," explained Omet's Sales Director Marco Calcagni.  "The customer recognised the quality of our technology throughout the negotiation, as well as our management skills in handling the launch of such a valuable project. They particularly complimented Omet's production team for the work it carried out in defining all the technical, electronic and mechanical terms and specifications," he added.

The installation is composed of two machines, the largest of which is 56 metres long.  The line is capable of running at speeds up to 200m/min on triple shift operation.  This will guarantee the volume of tickets needed to supply such a large market as China that is fast growing and very well developed in the games and gaming sectors of the market.

The press is really a print and game management integrated system, combining different technologies: UV flexo, water base flexo, UV offset and digital ink jet.  It is a complex and comprehensive tool for security printing in the instant lottery sector, where even though the product is relatively simple to produce, it still has a very high intrinsic value, far greater than paper money itself.

Printing is 100% inspected to guarantee that no error, double, or missing ticket reaches the marketplace.  That's why the tickets must be individually monitored, identified through a barcode, stored, destroyed, and then reprinted.

Omet's technology handles the entire process, from conception of the game and printing, right up to the final safety control in the finishing processes of the various versions required.

Similar, or simpler configurations are also suitable for local lottery and game production, or telephone or scratch up cards.   While talking about projects requiring customised solutions for special applications, Omet held an Open House on this subject in July to show off its latest technology.  Customers from all over the world were invited to participate.