- July 31, 2001, Teresa Koltzenburg, Senior Editor
Label Press Provides Productivity
Xeikon N.V, Mortsel, Belgium
The DCP 320 web-fed press provides true digital label printing, says mfr. Can handle widths to 330 mm (13 in.); can run at speeds to 7.35 mpm (12.25 cm/sec) or 14.7 mpm (24.7 cm/sec), which co. says makes its productivity level one of the highest in the digital label industry. Typical applications include labels, variable information promotional food labels, games, lottery bulletins, scratch tickets, concert or travel tickets, and security-oriented products.
Spectrophotometer Measures Any Surface
Datacolor Intl., Lawrence, NJ, USA; 609/924-2189
Mercury™ portable spectrophotometer allows users to capture color data on any type of surface, reports co., including flat, curved, glossy, matte, smooth, textured, soft, hard, and flexible. Co. says color-management tool provides performance comparable to bench-top units.
Digital Inks for Corrugated Displays
BCM Inks USA, Cincinnati, OH, USA; 513/469-0400
Special digital inks for “first-of-its-kind” BEL2000 wide-format printer (sold and serviced by Belcom North America) now are available through BCM, says co. Digital ink jet printer is reported to be a just-in-time, short-run printing solution for corrugated displays. Inks for printer are water-based, non-abrasive, and formulated specifically for the wide-format printer.
Cylinder Software for Gravure Printers
Novaflow Systems, Prescott, ON, Canada; 613/925-5926; 613/925-5928
Software package encompasses cylinder-management system, designed specifically for gravure printers. Features include location management, maintenance scheduling, work-order scheduling, press setup, physical specs, and ink usage.
Color Proofing System Hexachrome Compatible
Kodak Polychrome, Norwalk, CT, USA; kpgraphics.com
Kodak Approval XP4 digital halftone color proofing system can produce Hexachrome and millions of spot colors accurately, including metallics, says mfr. Now equipped with the 2000 GATF Inter-Tech award-winning recipe software and new orange and green donors, system reportedly will help users meet their customers' demands for accurate color proofs. Co. says the addition of orange and green colors expands system's capabilities; Pantone qualifies system as Hexachrome capable.
Prototype System Provides “Look and Feel” for Less
Preview Graphics & Systems, Irving, TX, USA; 972/556-2989
Preview System is a quality in-house concept proofing system for use in the packaging and design industries, says mfr. System includes color server, digital color copier/printer, and a Preview Workstation. Co. reports short-run prototype packaging can be printed cost effectively with system and adds process can print to virtually any substrate, including holographic board and label materials.