- October 31, 2004
Machinery, Accessories, Services, Materials
Film Suited for Cut-and-Stack
Applied Extrusion Technologies/AET, New Castle, DE; 302/326-5500; aetfilms.com
CSL 231-125 OPP label film for container decoration is called an alternative to PP/paper laminate and wet-strength paper for cut-and-stack applications. White opaque film is designed to give trouble-free performance on sheet-fed presses and to run on roll-to-roll presses with in- or out-of-line sheeting. The 3.3-mil film is engineered to provide a print surface with excellent gloss and whiteness for superior graphics.
Inspect with All-in-One System
Fife Corp., a Maxcess Intl. co., Oklahoma City, OK; 800/639-3433; fife.com
The InPrint video web inspection system is an all-in-one viewer that integrates the camera, control panel, and microprocessor into a single, compact, industrial-grade housing. Features 24x zoom and advanced features for prompt detection of the smallest variation in print or register settings, says company.
Press is New Generation
Mark Andy, St. Louis, MO; 636/532-4433; markandy.com
Model XP5000 press has what company calls the "next generation of the productivity platform." It features servo-driven print and die-cut stations with electronic job handling and the company’s exclusive program algorithms. Also includes electronic registration control, operator interfaces at each station, immediate operator production feedback, and First Response remote diagnostics.
Label Stock for RFID Use
Appleton, Appleton, WI; 920/734-9841; appletonideas.com
SmartStrate label stock is engineered specifically for RFID smart labels. Designed to overcome chip inlay failures associated with mechanical damage and electrostatic discharge at multiple points in the value chain, from converting, printing, and shipping to application and end use. In addition, company says cushioning properties overcome issues related to printing on an uneven label facestock surface created by inlay edge and chip bump.
IML Materials Fight Static
Yupo Corp. of America, Chesapeake, VA; 888/873-9876; yupo.com
Two new IML grades of synthetic paper, ISE 105 and IUE 105, feature enhanced performance characteristics, including anti-static properties. Said to offer a smooth surface for improved bottle and label texture matching.
Inspect Many Types of Print
Label Vision Systems, Peachtree City, GA; 770/487-6414; 800/432-9430; lvs-inc.com
The LVS 7000 is a modular vision system designed to do a wide range of print quality inspections on a press or rewinder at the speed of the line. Inspections include verification of bar codes to ISO standards; OCR and OCV inspection; color checking; text validation; sequential integrity; and more.
Coat, UV Cure Labels
UVA-Shielder, Burbank, CA; 800/732-1703; uvashielder.com
The Label-Shielder Model LS-8-06 is a self-contained coating and UV-curing system for on-demand digital label production. Said to be simple and compact, unit coats and cures labels to 6 in. wide and can accommodate rolls to 8 in. dia mounted on 3-in. cores. Includes a winder/rewinder.
Manage Print with New System
BST Pro Mark, Elmhurst, IL; 630/833-9900; bstpromark.com
The Premius digital print management system combines new features with company’s experience with the former Genius, Genius LEX, and Genius digital. Performs automatic print defect detection, color monitoring, bar code verification, double-camera operation, and register presetting on flexo CI presses.
Ink Jet Coating for Label Stocks
Rayven, St. Paul, MN; 651/642-1112; rayven.com
An ink jet coating for film-based label stocks is designated IJ-1004. This bright, white coating is designed to accept all standard inks and absorbs both pigmented and dye-cased inks rapidly, leading to fast drying times, company reports. Applications include wide-format printers, desktop ink jet printers, and dedicated label printers.
Gearless Press has Wide Range
Aquaflex, a div. of F.L. Smithe Co., Duncansville, PA; 814/695-5521; flsmithe.com
The Servo FPC is a three-axis, servo, gearless press capable of running multiple substrates from unsupported film to 24-pt carton at speeds to 750 fpm. Available in widths of 20–32 in., press is said to change over quickly and easily. Features in-line printheads on all stations and sleeve technology on plate and anilox rolls.