Denmark’s Grafisk Maskinfabrik launches new converting machine

The DC350MINIflex is a new member of DC350 line

64
DC35Mini
The machine has a web width of 350mm

Denmark-based provider of solutions for the self-adhesive label converting, finishing and flexible packaging industry, Grafisk Maskinfabrik (GM), has launched its latest converting machine – the DC350MINIflex – a compact finisher.

The DC350MINIflex is a continuation of DC330MINIflex and the new member of DC350 line. It has been designed with semi-rotation in varnish, die cutting, slitting and dual rewind as standard and can be upgraded with value options like spot varnish, cold foil, lamination, SmartSlit or SmartCrush slitting, SmartStrip and more.

The machine’s GM SmartFlexo station flower style with semi-rotation allows for format free print with only one cliché cylinder and with registration system for spot varnish and cold foil print. Another GM Smart module – the GM SmartStrip ensures trouble-free operation even while converting delicate substrates and complex label shapes at high speed. The rewinding section can be upgraded with GM semi-automatic Turret which allows shorter runs to be produced both quickly and more efficiently.

According to GM, the new MINIflex works in line with all major digital presses, offering label printers a complete and versatile solution for high volume digital printing. The 350mm web width allows the machine to be combined with digital presses with a larger print width and thus opens new possibilities for label converters, according to GM.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

It is the right time to support our high-impact reporting and authoritative and technical information with some of the best correspondents in the industry. Readers can power Packaging South Asia’s balanced industry journalism and help sustain us by subscribing.

– Naresh Khanna

Subscribe Now

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here