BOBST Launches New Hybrid Press MASTER DM5

BOBST recently announced the world premiere of its latest innovation – a hybrid label press, which reportedly provides the best possible combination of digital and DigiFlexo printing in a single press. The MASTER DM5 – which has “Mouvent™ Ink-Jet Digital Technology Inside” – is associated with total flexibility for high added value labels, with extremely short job setup and fast return on investment.

“The MASTER DM5 is our first ever fully digitally integrated hybrid press and represents a new era in the production of self-adhesive labels with totally new standards of productivity and profitability,” said Jean-Pascal Bobst, CEO of BOBST. “BOBST can now offer the full range of Digital, Hybrid and DigiFlexo solutions, which are perfectly integrated, interchangeable and scalable to all present and future needs.”

The digital print engine inside the MASTER DM5 is made up of Mouvent’s proprietary Cluster Technology – integrating Fujifilm Dimatix Samba print heads.

“Two of the greatest benefits of the MASTER DM5 are its productivity and reliability,” said Federico D’Annunzio, BOBST program manager hybrid printing. “It represents a total flexo-digital-converting integration, with non-stop productivity, and the highest press uptime in the industry. It prints at speeds of up to 100 m/min at the highest quality, 1.200 x 1.200 dpi. Full digital automation means that only one press operator is needed to print high added value label jobs, in short and medium runs. Job changes on-the-fly, without stopping the press, are possible for flexo, digital, die-cutting and stripping processes. All analogue tools (print cylinders, flexible dies) are changed automatically. Waste stripping is also fully automated. Eliminating traditional analogue bottlenecks, the MASTER DM5 is the very first digitized ‘non-stop’ label press.”

"The MASTER DM5 is a fully digitally integrated label press like this has never been invented before," said D'Annunzio. "The benefits for printers and converters are significant, and we are planning to demonstrate the full capabilities of this highly innovative press at Labelexpo."

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