MPS has introduced its new E-Sleeve technology at Labelexpo Brussels at its Stand 11C20, with key features presented in live demonstrations on the EF SYMJET hybrid press.
Designed as a superior alternative to traditional sleeves that use compressible material, the new MPS E-Sleeve enables printers to generate predictable results at increased speeds, with guaranteed quality tolerances and more reliable production cost calculations.
“Flexographic printing sleeves play a critical role in the overall flexo printing process, as they have a major influence on print efficiency and quality,” said Bert van den Brink, MPS co-founder. “We saw the need to change from sleeves that use an aero-mounting principle with a compressible inner core, to design with precise concentricity across the entire plate for optimum print results. It’s a game-changer for the printing industry!”
Key features of the MPS E-Sleeve include optimum pressure settings to avoid unnecessary bouncing, precise concentric runout properties, constant parallelism for ideal register across the entire print length and increased dimensional accuracy for optimum register between all colors and die stations. With a reduced weight, MPS E-Sleeves provide easier and faster job changeovers and lower lifetime tooling costs through improved durability.
The company has also launched a wider version (17 inch/430 millimeter) hybrid MPS EF SYMJET press integrated with the new Domino N617i unit. The press is equipped with five flexo stations, digital cold foil, a Kurz cold foil unit for single images and optical effects, lamination and die-cutting.
The main theme on the company’s Stand 11C20 at Labelexpo is ‘Beyond the Machine,’ where visitors will learn more about the company and its strengths in four key processes – in connectivity, applications, productivity, and service.