Kolding, Denmark - At Dscoop EMEA 2017, TRESU demonstrates its iCoat 30000 inline flexo coating system for applying varnishes and metallic finishes to folding cartons and synthetic packaging materials that are digitally printed with HP Indigo presses (Lyon, France, 7-9 June 2017). Additionally, the company will exhibit a complete workflow of imaging and consumable products for the process.
Dscoop EMEA is the biggest annual conference in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, for graphic arts business owners using HP Indigo digital printing technology, as well as partners and vendors.
The TRESU iCoat flexo coater will be demonstrated working with an HP Indigo 30000 press. It is capable of applying added-value post-print varnishes at speeds of up to 4600 sheets / hour. The coater will also feature a new compact flexo printing unit, TRESU Flexo Kit, which is integrated with a peristaltic pump, for applying high-gloss metallic, Iriodin®, and other special-effect coating finishes. Fast changeovers of sleeves and automatic chamber cleaning on both units bring setup times to within five minutes.
In addition to the single coater, TRESU offers its TWIN dual coater, enabling a combination of flood, spot and line coatings in a single pass. Both TRESU’s single and dual iCoat coaters are suitable for integration with the HP Indigo 10000, HP Indigo 20000 and HP Indigo 30000 presses.
TRESU offers a complete workflow so that users of HP Indigo presses may adopt the coating process efficiently. It includes consumables, plate cutters and coating circulators.
A new ready-to-print sleeve for flood varnish application will be introduced that secures optimised print results at top speeds. TRESU’s iVarnish UV and water-based coating media are specially formulated for the iCoat 30000. There will also be new varnishes with improved adhesion properties so that plastic as well as board substrates may be run. One potential application for these media is the retail loyalty card.
The TRESU iCut cutter provides a fast, straightforward means of imaging flexo plates or sleeves for spot coating effects. Accommodating sleeve-mounted B2-size plates used by TRESU iCoat units, the TRESU iCut processes the same software as that used by the digital printer and the accompanying analogue coater. The plate, mounted on a sleeve, is cut directly from the file, without the need for shrinkage compensation, within ten minutes.
Kim Krintel, vice president, TRESU Digital Solutions, comments: “TRESU’s coating technology provides the efficient, single-pass solution for added-value digitally printed folding carton production, with minimal material waste, manual input and logistics. As proven at installations across Europe and America, the iCoat 30000 system together with HP Indigo technology, have empowered packaging and commercial printers to offer a range of high-value services, including short runs, variable data, niche branding solutions, just-in-time deliveries, simplified product launches and lower stockholding. Dscoop EMEA provides an unmissable opportunity to experience the technology and learn about these benefits from our experienced technical representatives at the stand.”
Also available is an inkjet coating feature called the TRESU iJet, for variable positioning of spot coatings. Integrated into the iCoat, it features up to 11 print heads that can be positioned in the cross direction of the sheet to apply coating anywhere on the surface of the image.
The annual Dscoop EMEA event offers a two-day speaker schedule, showcases of the latest innovations, workshops about new developments, and networking opportunities.