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Butt Splicer Offers Automatic Features
KTI/Keene Technology Inc., South Beloit, IL; ph: 815/624-8989; fax: 815/624-4223.
The ZC Series automatic butt splicer is designed for a variety of narrow web applications. Features are said to include an extremely small footprint and 1-pc cantilever design. Zero-gap butt splice unit reportedly allows for easy splice preparation that is not dependent on special techniques or operator finesse for reliability.

Digital Label/Decal Press Prints, Cuts Labels
Primera Technology Inc., Plymouth, MN; ph: 763/475-6676; fax: 763/475-6677.
The Impressa 3 Digital Label & Decal Press 3 is a third-generation press designed for production environments. It prints and cuts full-color labels, described as photo quality, and decals in any size or shape — within a single unit. New print engine has a straight paper path and roll-fed substrates, said to ensure reliable operation with a wide variety of materials, including polyesters and vinyl. Users can switch easily from one type of media to another without having to realign or change machine setup.

Gravure Press Delivers Tight Register
ADI Intl., Matthews, NC; ph: 704/845-1540; fax: 704/845-1539.
The Multicolor narrow web gravure press is designed for printing on delicate materials with tight register. Reportedly is suited for medium and short print runs due to quick change-over of print orders. Said to feature easy removal of impression roller; sturdy doctor blade unit with built in adjustable rocker that operates in conjunction with machine speed; high-performance drying systems; superb tension control that allows printing of 9-micron aluminum foil, film, and papers; and complete unwind and rewinder.

Rotary Die-Cutting Option for Slitter
Ashe Converting Equipment, Ipswich, U.K.; ph: +44 1 473 710 912; fax: +44 1 473 719 137/715 179.
A rotary die-cutting option for the Opal range of label inspection slitter/rewinders enables the user to produce labels of any shape and degree of intricacy at speeds to 200 mpm, reports mfr. Co. engineers the side frames and employs a three-roller system with back-up roll. The mechanism, when integrated with the Opal, is driven by the machine main drive.


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