Bloomflex in Hyderabad opts for Premia CI flexo

8-color flexographic printing press from Soma

Bloomflex in Hyderabad opts for Premia CI flexo
Bloomflex has opted for an 8-color Somaflex Premia flexographic printing press from Soma Engineering

Bloomflex, a flexible packaging company based in Hyderabad, has opted for CI flexo press from the Czech Republic-based Soma Engineering. The 8-color Somaflex Premia flexographic printing press is meant solely for printing with solvent and water soluble inks. With a maximum printing width of 1,050 mm and web width of 1,100 mm, the press can take roll up to 1,000 mm diameter at a maximum printing speed of up to 450 metres a minute. The machine is equipped with gas drying, drying tunnel of 4.3 metres with 26 nozzles, an electric load of 155 KW, maximum print repeat up to 915 mm, and an onboard
chamber with patented Positec technology.

The temperature of the press is maintained through the patented Q-Shield technology. Shaft-free winding and unwinding makes the job of an operator easier and roll supporting from both sides results in a reduction of roll run-out caused by oscillation during machine operation which also has a positive effect on runnability. In particular, the Falcon II automatic system for impression setting makes it possible to achieve considerable shortening of job preparation time and material.

It was not just machine specifications and brand name which Bloomflex took into consideration while making the decision. The company did an assessment of Soma on the basis of their subject knowledge, detailed study about machine components, propensity towards innovative solutions, openness to accept challenges from customers, response to questions regarding CI technology, their commitment to existing customers, application of a range of machines and last but most importantly, positive feedback about CI Flexo from their local partner, Insight Communication and Print Solution.

Prashant Mohanty, vice president of Bloomflex says, “Well documented performance measuring factors, strict adherence to process control, and incorporating the latest engineering facilities in machine manufacturing are some of elements which put Soma in a niche group of the world’s top flexo machine suppliers. We are quite confident about harnessing the best solutions from CI Flexo with continuous support from Soma and the local team by using the latest technologies.”

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