At Labelexpo Europe 2017, TRESU Group (Stand 7D53) will highlight its comprehensive range of ancillary products for controlling ink flow in flexographic label and package printing situations, along with video presentations of its complete printing and converting lines for lottery and game cards.
TRESU’s ancillary program includes an extensive range of chamber doctor blade systems for narrow, mid and wide-web flexo applications, as well as ink supply systems, providing a complete solution for automating ink flow throughout the flexo press—from bucket to substrate. This results in significant reductions in material and ink waste, setup times, emissions and manual intervention as well as high quality consistency at speeds that can exceed 600 m/min (approx. 2000 ft/min).
Chamber doctor blade systems
The TRESU chamber doctor blade program includes lightweight, corrosion-resistant carbon fiber and ceramic variants and covers all flexo printing situations, in widths from 185 mm to in excess of 6000 mm (236 in). Assisted by the company’s patented seals and a constant pressure rate maintained by the supply system,TRESU chamber doctor blades prevent leakage and air contamination, thereby ensuring clean, blister-free print results with fast drying characteristics, better reflection and higher gloss values. When doctor blades need replacing, TRESU’s patented clamping systems enable changeovers in less than two minutes.
Among the chamber exhibits is the closed-cassette FlexiPrint Reservoir, ideal for many narrow-web uses. The portable chamber slots easily into position, facilitating fast setup chambers, including when printing processes are interchanged. FlexiPrint Reservoir needs no pump and operates at press speeds of up to 300 m/min (984 ft/min).
For wide web and corrugated flexo applications between 1600 mm (63 in) and 6000 mm (236 in), the carbon fiber TRESU MaxiPrint Concept cuts cleaning time and improves quality as well as consistency. Comprising a closed chamber, an ink supply unit, and a cleaning cycle, MaxiPrint Concept offers fast, automatic internal cleaning, corrosion-resistance, improved print quality consistency and reduced ink loss. Its chamber features integrated cleaning nozzles with robustly designed water-shot mechanisms, for a complete ink change and cleaning cycle within three to five minutes. MaxiPrint Concept is designed for new OEM solutions as well as retrofit projects on existing machinery.
F10 iCon ink supply system
TRESU’s F10 iCon ink supply system regulates ink flow, pressure and viscosity from the bucket, through the chamber, to the press, maintaining constant, preset ink density values for complete production runs. When ink changes are required, the F10 iCon system carries out fast and thorough cleaning of the chamber automatically, and returns almost all unused contents to the bucket for reuse on subsequent jobs. With the F10 iCon, simultaneous ink change cycles on printing stations take minutes, delivering significant time and materials savings per job.
High-performance flexographic printing line for lottery cards
At the show, there will also be video presentations of TRESU Solutions’ flexographic printing line, for printing instant lottery tickets and gamecards.
With its automated controls, stable servo-driven build and capability to include numerous high-value printing and finishing processes, the TRESU lottery printing line provides a productive solution for converting foil and cards between 114 µm (4.5-point) and 609 µm (24-point) thickness into secure, high-end products. Features of the press include inkjet imaging towers to print variable game data, along with integrated drying and curing systems to allow easy switching between aqueous, solvent, and UV-ink sets at several printing stations.