Nilpeter introduces a new integrated inkjet press
Packaging focus with the advanced FA-4* UV-flexo press
The global launch of the Nilpeter PANORAMA product-line, including the 5-colour DP-3 UV-Inkjet unit will be a major attraction at LabelExpo 2015 (Hall 7, Stand No. 7B35). The press combines Nilpeter's expertise in web handling technology with advanced inkjet printing and workflow.
This integrated approach to single-pass digital printing from a single supplier offers users many operational benefits, including high performance and very high effective up-time, through close integration of digital print and label converting.
Designed for fast setups and quick job turnarounds, the PANORAMA product-line is highly productive in the fastest growing of all label sectors. It produces a variety of label jobs in short-to-medium run lengths with minimum wastage. Users are well placed to meet brand-owners’ demands for high quality labels in smaller quantities, in line with global trends towards product diversification.
Nilpeter has adapted several of its inline finishing modules to digital production. They include a web in-feed, varnishing unit, the innovative QC-Die-cutting system, smart matrix stripping, length slitting, varnishing unit, and small roll dual rewinds. A mark sensor allows the precise re-inserting of webs for reverse printing, or overprinting of pre-printed webs, including variable data.
The PANORAMA product-line has a maximum printing width of 322 mm (12.67 in) on up to 350 mm wide web. It prints up to 50 m/min (164 ft/min) using paper or filmic label laminates from 90 to 350 microns. This comparatively high level of productivity equates to 16.1 sq/m (173 sq/ft) per minute. High-definition UV-inks are used for CMYK, with an opaque white ink as standard for printing transparent films and metallic foils.
The PANORAMA DP-3 print engine delivers market leading, consistent colour output using single-pass 600 dpi piezo printheads with 4-level greyscale imaging. A minimum droplet size of 3 picolitres allows small-dot halftones for true flesh tones and fine vignettes. The digital front-end uses advanced workflow management system. Users can match the majority of Pantone colours for spot colours to gain a wide colour gamut, aided by a colour editing tool. The workflow also includes superb typeface optimisation and automated step- and-repeat functions. Expanded options for vivid colour reproduction is also available.
The PANORAMA DP-3 is highly reliable and supported with Nilpeter’s safe service setup, offering remote repair assistance, maintenance and trouble-shooting.
Packaging demos on the Nilpeter FA-4* UV-flexo press
Nilpeter will support the PackPrint Workshop in Hall 8, giving live demonstrations of the FA-4* UV-flexo press. Besides high-quality labels, it offers flexible packaging in short runs with various repeat lengths. An innovative sleeve system permits an extra-short web path, with easy loading of tooling and embellishments.
The FA-4* has a web width of 420 mm (16.5 in) and a top speed of 175 m/min (574 ft/min). Nilpeter's Press Management Center (PMC) gives centralised control over the main press functions. It is augmented by the Air Control Satellite (ACS) for wireless press operation, and Nilpeter's Automatic Plate Positioning Systems (APPS). Other features include a print-to-cylinder (P2C) register system and a two-dimension camera register system. Optimum chill drum positioning facilitates the printing of heat-sensitive substrates.
Nilpeter's CLEANINKING system for water-based or UV-cured flexo inks is included, plus quick-lock anilox rolls, and the PowerLink control system. Units that add value while minimising waste include Nilpeter's Quick-Change magnetic die module. It allows fast release of flexible dies, off-press die preparation, and easy-load tooling. Options include freely-positioned rotary UV-screen, hot and cold foil printing.