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Epson America showed its SurePress
L-4033AW inkjet label press for the frst
time with White ink. The L-4033AW
uses seven Epson SurePress AQ water-
based inks - CMYK plus orange, green
and now white. The water-based inks
will image a wide range of substrates
without pre-coating including gloss,
semi-gloss, matte, flm, and clear and
metallic substrates, says Epson.
The press supports variable web
widths up to 13-inches wide and
materials up to 0.013-inches (0.32 mm)
thick. Print speed is up to 16 feet a
Colordyne introduced the CDT-1600
PC Sprint inkjet press, powered by
Memjet imaging technology. The 1600
PC Sprint can print on both pre-die cut
labels and non-die cut master rolls and
is available with the Colordyne 1600 PC
Pro inline fnishing system. The 1600
PC Sprint prints at 160 feet/minute in
full process colour (CMYK) plus one
spot colour at 1600 dpi.
At the show, Colordyne announced
it sold the frst 1600 PC Laser Pro with
an inline LasX Industries’ V400 Laser
diecutting system that can kiss-cut, slit,
or perforate. It reportedly sold fve of
the PC Pro units in total with rotary die
fnishing units supplied by AzTech.
iSys introduced the Edge 850 digital
label press with printing speeds up
to 9.14 m/min. The Edge 850 can
print on a variety of die cut, kiss cut
or roll substrates and comes complete
with a rewinder and Edge2Print label
Powered by Memjet inkjet
technology, OwnX is a Hungary-based
supplier that featured its SpeedStar
3000 label printer. The SpeedStar has a
printable width of 8.67in and is able to
deliver PS labels in roll-to-roll, fan-fold,
and pre-converted formats. Finishing
equipment can also be supplied.
Roland DG demonstrated the
multiple capabilities of its VersaUV
LEC-330 UV printer/cutter, which
can produce matte and gloss fnishes -
including embossing and other tactile
effects - in a single pass. The system
prints, contour cuts, perf-cuts, scores
and creases virtually any fexible or
Screen launched its Truepress Jet
L350UV inkjet press with a print width
up to 322mm and top speed of 50m
per minute. The L350UV uses Screen’s
proprietary high-defnition UV inks
with optional opaque white ink and
prints at resolutions of 600 x 600dpi
and 600 x 1,200dpi.
Shiki showed its UV inkjet digital
printing press with a running speed of
50m/min using UV-LED curing. It can
print on widths up to 350mm.
Super Web Digital, a frst time
exhibitor at Labelexpo, introduced its
Super Web Dcomm 100 Label Press,
which is powered by Memjet technology.
The company says that the Dcomm
100 Label Press hits speeds up to 160
ft/min, achieves 1600 dpi, prints fve
colours plus a spot on web widths up to
BIELOMATIK showed two new machines for RFID
converting and personalization, writes James Quirk.
SpeedLiner is a compact and modular design which
features hotmelt glue application with precise
weight control, a die-cutting concept with cylinder
quick-change and integrated waste removal.
Optionally, the Speedliner can be equipped with
a star-wheel ticket delivery and fan-folding unit.
The machine is designed for high speed, enabling
a capacity of up to 90.000 RFID products per hour.
For personalisation of large amounts of RFID labels
and tags, the new SmartTwo is a high speedcChip
encoding system which opens the door to growing
markets like garment tag personalisation and
encoding of mass transportation tickets.
Melzer showed its latest SL-600 machine
converting up to 60,000 small sized RFID labels an
hour, including a patented inline selection system to
guarantee 100 percent good product.
Mühlbauer showed its latest modular
production system designed for high volume
personalization of RFID smart labels. The PL 20000
encodes information on the RFID chip and prints
corresponding variable data with a digital print
Additional modules allow for full color digital
print, surface plasma treatment, visual inspection
of the labels, RF performance test and bad tag
removal. The modularity of the line gives exibility
over a range of products -- from RFID inlays to
tickets, butter y hang tags and labels.
Neenah Paper launched an authentication
system in partnership with Prooftag. Neenah
Secure Authentication Label papers incorporate a
chaometric overt security feature integrated in the
paper and authenticated via Prooftag's patented
veri cation system. This cost e ective security
system ensures that each label, tag or seal is a
unique individual ngerprint for authentication.
A random bre orientation in the paper media
provides an accessible solution to problems of
counterfeiting and forgery enabled by Prooftag's
system for veri cation, along with many other
possibilities for a smart label -- such as track and
trace and building of brand loyalty with customers.
Close look: Digital output at LabelExpo
Below: Label heaven
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