Bobst will present an advanced range of technology and process solutions in printing and converting for the global label industry at Labelexpo Americas in Rosemont, ILL, USA, from 13 to 15 September 2016. Star of the show on Bobst’s stand will be the digital flexo process which will be demonstrated on the Bobst M6 mid-web inline UV flexo press. The advantages of digital flexo, which is part of Bobst Digital Automation programme, are unique in making the press operation fast, flexible and reliable, allied with a consistently superior quality of the output and the lowest total cost of ownership.

Using news low migration UV curable inks and digital flexo automation, Bobst has developed solutions that offer set-up times comparable to digital printing – thanks to a fully digitized press operation the machine can run non-stop, affording on-the fly job changes creating less than 10 metre of substrate waste and taking only one minute in set-up time. The technology, unique to Bobst runs conforming to the 7-color extended gamut (ECG) technology promoted by the Revo team of leading industry partners which boosts the advantages of a production-driven, repeatable and controllable digital process.

Visitors to the stand will also be introduced to the very wide and comprehensive range of solutions which Bobst can offer in the different segments of the label industry. These include the brand new MW 85F CI flexo press, printing at line screens up to 70 line/cm and the CL 750D compact laminator which are especially suited for customers looking for efficiency in short run production, as well as Bobst silicone and adhesive coating solutions and vacuum metallizing solutions for the labelstock industry.

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