The "SONOCO Packaging Institute" in Clemson, SC .onNov 4th. 2011successfully concluded an IN LINE CARTON PRINTING AND CONVERTING SEMINAR, organized by OMET SRL The seminar was organized by a Team of Printing and Converting Industry partners, including OMET Italy and its US Branch, OMET Americas, in cooperation with the Printing Technology Team of Clemson University.
This educational Seminar was intended to provide information on available technologies, for a viable and cost effective production of cartons and other items, using fully integrated In Line solutions.
During the sessions, comprehensive information on available technology and materials was provided to the audience, regarding an alternative solution to traditional sheet fed offset and off-line die-cutting and stripping.
After Mr. Tonkin's (Director at Sonoco Institute, hosting the seminar) introduction speech, the seminar was started with technical presentations provided to explain all the elements involved, including pre-press.
While Shawk! gave an interesting introduction on prepress and color management, topics related to printing plates choice (All Printing Resources) rotary dies systems (Rotometrics), anilox recommendation and selection (Harper) were discussed. , while Environmental Inks provided guidelines on ink formulation choices for final applications, for both UV or Water Base.
Final session was dedicated to OMET's printing, finishing and converting solutions provided by their Varyflex Platform.
After the technical session, a printing demonstration in Clemson's pressroom was provided to the attendants. Varyflex 21" press ran a variety of carton substrates, including 10 to 26 pt thick stock.
Alberto Redaelli, OMET's International Sales Manager , commented:
"We are really pleased with the opportunity to participate in this Seminar. It is very important for OMET to let the market know about our long-time experience in manufacturing inline carton converting systems, which is confirmed by the number of installations worldwide, for a variety of applications".
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