China’s Spande debuts at Labelexpo 2019

S7 Series flexo press on display

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The S7 Series flexo press

Chinese machine supplier Spande will attend Labelexpo Europe 2019 for the first time in the company’s 10-year history. The company will present the S7 Series flexo press, launched in May 2019.

“This is our first show on such a big international stage, and the first step in our global market strategy. We look forward to meeting European customers, and introducing them to our intelligent, productive, easy-to-operate flexo printing solution,” Spande chairman Steven Ye said.

The European introduction of Spande and the S7 Series comes just 4 months after launching in China. “After the demo in May, we have sold several presses to top label customers in China and received great feedback, so we are ready to share the technology on the international market,” Ye said.

The S7 Series is available in 370mm, 450mm, and 520mm web widths, with printing speeds up to 200meters/min. S7 Series presses have eight servo motors in each printing station, features the i-Pressure system, which automatically recalls and loads precise printing pressure, and the i-Vision intelligent registration and impression system, which ensures registration corrections at each printing station, independently, and at any moment – during machine start-up, job changes, etc. Benefits for the customer include intelligent setup, short make-ready times, and minimum waste. The company will be in Hall 4, stand 4A40.

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