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Wednesday 08. August 2018
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TRESU Group is looking for new agents and lead finders

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To support and strengthen our position and sales we are looking for new agents, lead finders or partners for both our ancillary business area and for our flexo inline printing machines.
 

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TRESU Ancillary is looking for new agent, lead finder or partner in SEA

TRESU Ancillary is looking for new agents or/and lead finders/partners in SEA (South East Asia) to support and strengthen our position for our Ancillary products.
 

If you are interested, please let us know and contact:

Mr. Tetsuo Shikai, Managing Director TRESU Japan : tsh@tresu.com

Mr. Henrik Kristensen, Vice President TRESU Ancillary : hkr@tresu.com  


We can meet during ICE South East Asia international Converting Exhibition
in Bangkok, September 5-7, 2018.                       

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TRESU Group is looking for new agents and lead finders in EMEA to expand the strategic sales of flexo inline printing machines

We are looking for new lead finders and agents in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) to carry out the strategic sales of our flexo inline printing machines.
 

If you are interested to learn more, please contact us at tresu@tresu.com.

 

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Friday 27. July 2018
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Kalas Packaging unwraps opportunities in personalised packaging with HP – TRESU digital folding carton printing – coating line

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Kalas Packaging, UK-based packaging converter, is introducing an online personalised gift bag and bottle box service for consumers, with its recently installed digital folding carton printing line, featuring an HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press integrated with a TRESU iCoat 30000 flexo coater. 

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On the new one-stop web-to-print service, Vanilla Reindeer (vanillareindeer.com), consumers may order premium-quality bottle cartons and rope-handled bags, in a wide range of format sizes, for numerous special occasions, in addition to matching greetings cards. The website offers delivery within 48 hours of ordering.

 

An easy-to-use interface lets customers decorate products by uploading their choice of high-definition images and creating messages, based on a wide range of colourful and appealing designs.

 

Kalas is a leading supplier of plastic packaging for horticultural and food products. Its existing manufacturing equipment comprises sheet-fed dry offset presses, lamination, cutting and creasing, and folding carton gluing.

 

Jonathan Padley, managing director of Kalas Packaging, comments: “Personalised gifts are so popular because they give us something unique - they make us feel special.  A one-of-a-kind package, marked with the recipient’s identity, is bound to be as well-appreciated. But demand has not been met because bag and box converting is too complex for ordinary printers to consider.

 

“With our long and varied converting industry experience, we already have the post-print facilities in place, perfectly suited for roped bag and box-making. The addition of the HP Indigo and TRESU digital printing and coating line, with variable data capability, means we are uniquely positioned to provide an immediate premium-quality personalised service that is certain to complement any special occasion.”

 

The HP Indigo press and integrated TRESU coater provide a single-pass printing and coating line with minimal waste and setup times for gift boxes, while bags are digitally printed then laminated near-line.

 

Featuring seven colours, the HP Indigo 30000 press can reach 97 per cent of the PANTONE® Colour gamut. The TRESU iCoat coater applies UV and waterbased coatings for a full or selective gloss, matte or velvet-touch finish. The integrated line featuring both units has a maximum speed of up to 4600 sheets per hour (3450sph in four colours), handling substrates of maximum format 750mm x 550mm in paperboard and metallised boards between 250µm and 600µm thickness.

 

The TRESU iCoat 30000 unit’s automatic chamber-cleaning and fast sleeve-change capabilities enable varnish change-overs within approximately 10 minutes. Kalas also uses the TRESU iCut 30000 digital sleeve cutter for fast, on-demand imaging of sleeves that are used on the coater.

After coating, the automatically stacked sheets are manually transported to cutting and creasing equipment nearby.   

 

Padley comments: “After closely researching the digital printing market and assessing the capabilities of the technology, we chose the HP Indigo 30000 press together with the TRESU iCoat 30000 coater because they provided the first productive solution for quality on the wide range of formats and material thicknesses needed in gift packaging. The installation of the line provides the opportunity for growth and the possibility to develop what until now has been a virtually untapped market.”


 

 
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Thursday 19. July 2018
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Inline flexo: a cost-effective alternative to gravure

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Less than a generation ago, the suggestion that converters should consider moving from gravure to flexo would have been highly unusual. In fact, many far-sighted and cost-conscious converters dared to do that, pushing limits of every aspect of flexographic printing from plate making, press and register controls, automatic web inspection, and advanced finishing.

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Today, as they say, it’s a whole new ball game. There have been major advances in plate materials and processing, faster mounting systems, more advanced press controls and inspection systems, new approaches to inking, and innovative concepts in press design. Each of these brings benefits to quality, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and waste and energy reduction.

 

Three other important changes have influenced today’s packaging converting markets: the huge growth of big brands; the almost equally large growth of “own brands”, and the consequent changes in the overall dynamics of world economies. Legislation regarding the information required on packaging about ingredients, origins, nutritional values as well as environmental compliance have also impacted the packaging market. Variations in national and regional laws have played a significant part in the need for shorter run-lengths.

 

The combination of these factors has resulted in a transformation in the way that packaging is ordered, printed and distributed. The sum of these technical, environmental and economical elements has shifted the viabilities of printing processes. Flexo has emerged as the printing process that delivers more than ever before with high-quality standards, production speeds, and cost-effectiveness. Moreover, inline flexo presses have demonstrated the ability to handle jobs formerly printed with gravure presses using water-based inks and coatings on a wide range of substrates.

 

Meeting new demands from end to end

TRESU’s Flexo Innovator is an inline press available in widths from 670-1700mm that can operate at speeds of 600m/minute minute or optionally higher, compared to typical gravure press speeds of 200-300m/minute. These high speeds are in part possible because of unit-to-unit drying (or curing, if using UV inks). Because of its line formation, double-sided printing is easily possible without using a turn bar.

 

Prepress for inline flexo solutions like the Flexo Innovator is faster and less expensive than gravure cylinder engraving, and does not produce hazardous waste. These are key advantages when handling shorter as well as long runs. Flexo plate preparation is cost-effective for packaging converters with web presses to bring in-house, while gravure imaging is most often out-sourced, with demanding investment, logistical and time implications.

 

Use of sleeve technology for both printing plates and anilox rolls accelerates job change-overs and greatly reduces waste in achieving register. With the added aid of automated controls, start-up waste with inline flexo is limited to about the web length of the press. The combination of higher speeds and faster job changes results in higher productivity. Also contributing to the efficiency are faster and easier cleaning and maintenance made possible by the high level of accessibility of the press units that inline flexo uniquely offers. The enclosed chamber doctor blade and inking system with automatic ink recirculation has automatic cleaning of the chambers, doctor blades and anilox rolls.

 

TRESU’s F10 iCon ink supply system adjusts ink flow automatically, controlling pH, pressure, viscosity and temperature. The sealed chambers prevent ink from becoming contaminated so excess ink can be safely returned to containers for future use. This closed ink loop also means that there is less evaporation, as well as a more pleasant, presentable press room environment. Leakage and emissions are also prevented, while an efficient clamping system enables doctor blade changes in less than two minutes. The pressure control prevents micro-foaming at high speeds and its consequential impact on print quality. While an important feature of the Flexo Innovator, the F10 iCon ink system can also be specified or retrofitted to other press types.

 

Understanding the whole concept

While each of the features of the Flexo Innovator makes its own contribution to quality, efficiency, and waste-saving, the power of the concept is further enriched by its ability to integrate added-value inline finishing operations.

 

For packaging converters required to produce shorter runs to tight budgets and deadlines, the integration of as many print enhancements or finishing processes as possible contributes to profit margins, throughput and reduced time-to-market.

 

For example, the addition of metallic effect inks that resemble foils, and protective or enhancing coatings in a single pass, can be a strong competitive advantage. Inks and coatings of different sets and viscosities (water-based, UV curable and solvent) can be accommodated by the inking systems and optimal drying/curing equipment placed after each unit, for dry unit-to-unit printing.

 

Lean, green technology

The automation and efficiency of the inline press enables lean and sustainable production. In addition to ink savings and reduced start-up waste, air from the drying units is recycled via a heat exchange module and returned at the desired temperature and humidity levels. Similarly, heat can be extracted from chilling units for recycling.

 

The Flexo Innovator can be readily extended for additional colours, special coatings, double-sided printing, or finishing processes. For example, a gravure module for coating may be added for special applications, or an inkjet system for coding and marking. The press configurations maybe roll-to-roll, roll-to-sheet, roll-to-plate cutter or roll-to-rotating die cutting

 

Printing units not in use during a run can be prepared for the next job because of the easy access possible with ground-level units.

With in-built “green” technology features, the Flexo Innovator can help brand-owners as well as packaging converters meet their companies’ environmental objectives.
 

Flexo Innovator presses can be built to meet individual customer requirements in mid or wide web widths, and with repeat lengths up to 1060mm for maximum application flexibility.

 

TRESU’s training for operators and maintenance crews is comprehensive and thorough, while its worldwide network of support engineers will help to ensure optimal performance and maximum uptime.

 

It’s a different world to that of a generation ago. Markets, technologies, and economies have changed, and the quest for quality intensified. Responding profitably to today’s demands requires a new approach: inline flexo with its advanced systems offers a powerful, competitive and sustainable solution for today, and tomorrow.


 

 
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Thursday 05. July 2018
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TRESU presents ancillary programme for high-performance offset and flexo to Japan’s printing and packaging converters at IGAS 2018

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TRESU will showcase its expanded range of chamber doctor blades and automated ink supply solutions for consistently-high quality and process efficiency at the International Graphic Arts Show (IGAS) 2018, Hall 4-14, Tokyo Big Sight exhibition centre, Tokyo, Japan, 26-31 July.

 

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Additionally, there will also be information about the Flexo Innovator printing and converting line. Intended for mid-web paperboard applications, this press meets exacting quality demands and is capable of speeds of up to 800m/min.

 

Comprehensive chamber doctor blade programme

TRESU’s ancillary solutions, comprising chamber doctor blades and ink supply systems, provide enclosed, automatically controlled ink/coating circulation, resulting in clean print / coating reproduction, uniform ink density, reductions in material waste and makeready times, and faster production speeds.

 

Central to the performance of TRESU’s chamber doctor blade systems is the company’s unique “Pressure Control Technology”, which prevents the occurrence of microfoaming, to ensure clean, uniform print on the substrate – even for high-viscosity metallic coatings. A key feature of the technology is a long-life rubber seal system that provides an airtight enclosure, preventing leakage and enabling the pressure of the ink or coating to be maintained at consistently-high levels. A liquid barrier forms between the rotating anilox cells and the chamber, preventing any air in the cells from transferring to the coating during production. The chamber doctor blades also feature fast, safe blade exchange as standard.

 

The chamber programme includes lightweight, corrosion-resistant carbon fibre and ceramic variants. Available in widths from 185mm to beyond 6000mm, the chambers cover all flexo printing and coating applications and ink sets. There are closed-cassette chambers for label presses, and wider variations for folding carton, flexible packaging, corrugated board and tissue converting.

 

A highlight at IGAS will be the MaxiPrint Concept chamber for wide-format applications, in widths from 1600mm to 6000mm. Made from carbon fibre, and offering light weight, corrosion-resistance  and easy cleaning, the MaxiPrint features an integrated cleaning nozzle with a robustly-designed water-shot mechanism. This ensures efficient, fast cleaning of the chamber and anilox roll, with minimal water loss. Featuring TRESU’s patented seal system, MaxiPrint prevents leakage and interaction of the chamber contents with the atmosphere. It includes the TRESU P-Line pneumatic clamping system for fast, safe blade exchange within just two minutes.

 

Also on show will be the new SAVEink chamber for water-based and UV-curable narrow- web applications up to 800mm wide. The larger-volume chamber profile acts like an integrated ink reservoir, eliminating the need for a connected pumping system.  The chamber is easily locked into place, and is removed without ink spillage in seconds. The SAVEink chamber also features TRESU’s seal system and E-Line quick-blade-change system, which offer minimum press downtime for press widths up to 800mm.

 

Supply systems for flexo inks and coating media

TRESU also provides supply systems for low and high-viscosity flexo inks and coatings. Where a relatively-low pressure is required, the F10 iCon ink supply system regulates ink flow, pressure, and viscosity, ensuring a constant, accurate ink density on the printed substrate, without any air contamination. This energy-efficient system also provides thorough automatic cleaning, achieving a complete ink change cycle in between five and 15 minutes. It is ideal for common impression (CI) print, stack and line configurations, and can be retrofitted as an upgrade to existing equipment.  Additionally, TRESU offers a range of coating circulators and conditioners for high-viscosity coatings, where high pressure is needed. Conditioners include the TRESU L30i for UV and water-based media; the TRESU L10i AQ for water-based media; and the TRESU L10i UV for UV coatings. The TRESU XL5i coating circulator is designed for both UV and water-based coatings.

 

Based in Osaka, TRESU Japan --  part of TRESU’s global support network --  provides Japanese customers with a local point of contact for sales, technical support, installations and retrofitting programmes.    

 

Tetsuo Shikai, managing director, TRESU Japan, comments: “As well the latest coating solutions for high-quality offset, we can also offer our latest technologies to the flexo print  industries as well. Thanks to innovations at all stages of the workflow, high-quality flexo technology today offers a standard of definition, colour consistency, and sharpness that is indistinguishable from other printing processes. With TRESU’s chamber doctor blades and ink supply systems, flexo printers are well-placed to meet brand owners’ stringent quality expectations, and eliminate waste and waiting time from the workflow. This brings significant savings, and the ability to offer greater service flexibility -- such as shorter production volumes -- while maintaining margins. A visit to the TRESU stand at IGAS 2018 provides an opportunity to learn about these advantages at first hand.”

 

Flexo Innovator printing line for high print quality, fast job changes and sustainability

Product data and animations of TRESU’s complete printing lines and coating systems will also be featured on the stand. Another highlight at IGAS will be the Flexo Innovator press, for high-value packaging applications, which combines outstanding print quality, high production speeds, fast job changes, sustainable print, and an ergonomic design. Available in several widths between 670mm and 1700mm, the Flexo Innovator is a custom-configured, multi-process, inline printing and converting press for folding cartonboard, paper, laminates and metallic substrates.

 

TRESU Flexo Innovator provides an efficient, single-pass alternative to labour-intensive central-impression printing, enabling the integration of water-based, solvent, and UV-curable inks, as well as multiple high-end complementary processes such as reverse printing, direct/reverse gravure coating, inkjet print, and cold-foil lamination and converting.

 

With high-speed unit-to-unit air drying, and automated ink supply and sleeve systems, the press provides a stable, efficient print platform at speeds of up to 800 metres per minute. Sustainability is central to the design of the Flexo Innovator.  Its many features ensuring reduced waste, energy usage and emissions reflect TRESU’s commitment to minimising the environmental footprint of flexographic print.

 

Efficient energy consumption is achieved with a unique gas-heating solution and a software design where servo motors run at relatively low power. Drying units recycle a high proportion of the air inside the dryer and, from the exhausted air, much of the energy is recycled by means of the central heat exchange module. The drying system’s temperature and air nozzle speed can be adjusted to the requirements of the job, avoiding substrate overheating or the need for excessive chilling. Chilling systems safely extract heat from the press to external condensers, which can return the energy to the incoming cold fresh air. Web-changing systems, plus automated register and colour controls, minimise material waste in the start-up phase, while the F10 iCon ink supply system optimises ink return for reuse at the end of a print job. The Flexo Innovator’s ability to match the quality of gravure also gives converters a cleaner, water-based alternative to solvent ink usage for reproducing added-value metallic and high-definition effects.

 

TRESU’s ancillary solutions, such as enclosed chambers and ink supply systems and automated press controls, ensure uniform quality, minimal manual intervention, and fast automatic ink changes, and the resultant shorter makeready times optimise press uptime, especially for shorter print runs.

 

Integrated coating systems for digital printing

At the stand, there will also be presentations about TRESU’s coating workflow for integration with digital printing lines. TRESU coating systems integrate with sheet-fed digital presses to apply added-value coatings and metallic embellishments to folding carton, papers and synthetic materials. Applying full-surface or spot coatings, the systems provide the essential link in a productive single-pass digital printing and converting solution for pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food and beverage, promotional gifts, consumer electronics packaging and commercial printing applications.

 

TRESU iCoat single and dual coaters are available for HP Indigo presses; TRESU Pinta is available for Xerox iGen presses. The coaters perform at maximum speeds equivalent to those of the press. Fast sleeve changeovers and automatic chamber cleaning bring setup times to within five minutes.

Additionally, TRESU supplies a comprehensive range of consumables such as varnish media, tapes and sleeves, as well as cutting equipment, thereby covering every element in this coating workflow. The TRESU iCut 30000 digital cutter provides an instant means of preparing plates for localised coating situations.

 

TRESU’s digital coating systems are helping a rapidly growing number of printers benefit from inline gloss and matte coating of folding cartons and other products. With fast, efficient job changeovers, TRESU’s digital coaters enable printers to have a robust, highly efficient, value-adding solution for today’s packaging demands. 

 

 

 

 
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Tuesday 26. June 2018
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Aspen Products expands paper tableware production with TRESU Flexo Innovator inline printing and coating line

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Aspen Paper Products is boosting output of high-quality paper table top products and achieving production efficiencies after installing a nine-colour TRESU Flexo Innovator printing and coating line at its Kansas City, Missouri, facility.
 
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Established in 1977, Aspen Paper Products has become one of the United States’ leading manufacturers of table top paper products including plates, bowls and lunch bags, supplying retail, wholesale and quick service restaurant markets nationally. Its Kansas City headquarters employs over 500 people and produces 400 tons of paper products per day.

 

Changing social trends in the 1990s transformed the market with “time-poor” consumers switching to disposable plates for home meals. Even with the factory’s three existing flexo presses running three shifts, five days a week - and sometimes seven - Aspen was struggling to provide printed material to the converting lines. By 2016, it was clear that a new press was needed. 

 

Aspen met with a number of press manufacturers but made the decision to invest in the TRESU Flexo Innovator press after seeing demonstrations of the printing and drying systems at the drupa fair that year.

 

Troy Walls, general manager, Aspen Paper Products, Inc., explained what the company was looking for:

First, high output and quick setup times were crucial to our competitiveness. We need high speed to supply our largest superstore customers that place orders of up to 500 rolls for their major distribution centres. Second, was substrate versatility, as we work with a wide variety of paper thicknesses, from 12 to 26-point [approximately 270g/m2 to ~570g/m2]. Third, we were determined to install a line configuration, because it allows the operators to be on the ground at all times and work quick and safely. With our common impression presses, we were losing time because we needed ladders and hoists to gain access and exchange equipment.”

 

The Flexo Innovator press at Aspen features nine colours, with CMYK in the first four positions, followed by spot colour positions, and units to apply seal-coating for waterproofing and grease resistance, as well as the option to apply reverse-sided coating. Aspen uses water-based inks only, the press features energy-efficient unit-to-unit drying systems. The chilling system, built by TRESU, manages all the process temperature control requirements on the Flexo Innovator to tightly controlled specifications.

 

We specifid more stations than we needed for any printing job to save makeready time, especially when spot colours and ink changes are needed. Idle units can be prepared for the next job while the press is in production. Thanks to the automated ink supply and controls, job changeovers can occur within a few minutes – significantly faster than on our other presses,” Walls said.    

 

Inline double-sided printing gives Aspen further production efficiencies:

The Flexo Innovator’s two-sided printing and accurate registration allows us to produce the printed product with backside coating in a single pass and restrict the application of coating to the desired location,” he continued.

 

The Flexo Innovator features TRESU’s enclosed chamber doctor blade systems with F10 iCon ink supply system which automatically ensure ink supply at constant viscosity, flow-rate and pressure. The chamber doctor blade systems feature a rubber seal system to prevent leakage, while the doctor blades are positioned to avoid anilox wear and stop air entering the chamber. This means the Flexo Innovator can run at top speeds and assure uniform ink coverage as well as consistent ink density throughout the print run.  

 

TRESU’s enclosed ink supply systems are definitely the most advanced we have had. The automatic wash-up system makes ink changes fast and thorough without operator involvement. We are saving ink at the end of each job as almost all the ink is returned from the chamber for reuse.”

 

The enclosed ink supply system – combined with unit-to-unit air drying – provides the stability to the Flexo Innovator, enabling Aspen to achieve consistent quality when printing at up to 2000fpm (approximately 600m/min), significantly faster than existing machines at its plants. The fastest speeds are achieved with 60-inch (1.5m) rolls of material that is 20-point (350g/m2) thick, which take three and a half minutes to print.

 

With its fast setup times, and stability at high speeds, TRESU’s Flexo Innovator enables us to offer rapid response times for large and small volume orders, without compromising on productivity. With the big accounts, we may run 40 rolls at a time, then jump out to run a few rolls for a discount store, then return to the large order. This kind of flexibility is essential to maintaining customer satisfaction as well as margins,” Walls said.

“The Flexo Innovator is a long-term investment, to assist us to realise our long-term growth strategy. The Flexo Innovator is a step-change in productivity at Aspen, and that brings new challenges as well as opportunities. We are very satisfied with the collaboration and the progress makes us well positioned to continue with the next stage of our growth phase at our Kansas City facility,” Walls concluded.


 

 
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Friday 15. June 2018
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Great interest for TRESU’s flexo ink supply systems and printing line at PRINT4ALL 2018

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The TRESU stand at PRINT4ALL 2018, Milan, attracted great interest for its portfolio of flexographic ancillary equipment, printing lines and coating units, from label, packaging and tissue converters keen to improve their production efficiency, quality consistency and productivity.
 

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The TRESU stand highlighted the global debut of the SAVEink chamber doctor blade for narrow-web applications, the self-cleaning carbon fibre MaxiPrint chamber for wider web situations, and information about the Flexo Innovator high-speed printing line, and TRESU iCoat 30000 for digital folding carton printing lines.

 

TRESU’s programme of chambers, available in widths from 185mm to over six metres, together with its F10 iCon ink supply system, provide a complete solution for controlled, enclosed ink supply for almost all flexo printing situations. 

 

TRESU Italy, the Milan-based subsidiary, supports a growing Italian customer base using its ancillary solutions for regulating ink supply,  coordinating retrofitting programmes, providing technical consultancy, and supplying new presses.

 

Several leading Italian press manufacturers include TRESU chamber doctor blades for advanced-specification models. TRESU chamber doctor blades also feature on flexo units of more than 400 offset presses in the country to apply a post-print protective coating or a gloss finish to enhance graphics, mainly for cartons.  

 

Gianni Amendola, office manager, TRESU Italy, comments: “A large proportion of our label and packaging customers supply the cosmetics and wine industries where image is of special importance, and there can be no compromise in quality. As converters recognise the impact that ink regulation has on profitability – especially with the growth of shorter run-lengths – the interest in TRESU’s ancillary solution grows, as they are a proven way of meeting stringent targets, driving down costs, and raising productivity.”

 

The savings begin with cutting ink waste through leakage and contamination. TRESU’s chamber doctor blades feature a patented seal system that prevents leaks and interaction of the chamber contents with the atmosphere. The enclosure is completed with precise blade positioning that stops air entering the anilox cells, automatically keeping pressure and flow rate at desired levels. Air contamination is prevented, and foam-free transfer of ink / coating is achieved at fast speeds. Even laydowns across the substrate and consistently high ink density levels are achieved. Pneumatic clamping systems ensure fast, safe blade changes within two minutes. For easier handling, light-weight corrosion-resistant carbon-fibre chambers are available for wider widths, in addition to ceramic or aluminium varieties.

 

The new SAVEink chamber for widths up to 800mm made its global debut at the show, and attracted much interest. The chamber has a preset doctor blade for precise application control, and locks into place in seconds, and is sealed to avoid risk of spilling or ink contamination.

 

The MaxiPrint Concept for wide format applications is available in widths of 1600mm to 6000mm, and features an integrated cleaning nozzle with a robustly designed water-shot mechanism to ensure efficient cleaning of the chamber and anilox roll in a short time. The low pressure shot mechanism ensures minimal water loss during cleaning.

 

Complementing the chamber doctor blade programme is TRESU’s F10 iCon for safe, stable and controlled ink circulation. Flow rate, ink pressure and viscosity are automated, avoiding the labour-intensive, time-consuming task of monitoring ink flow.

 

Amendola says: “Converters are reporting six-figure savings annually through the combination of automation, reduced ink waste and increased productivity. Automatic ink return and cleaning on all units occurs simultaneously, thoroughly, in five to ten minutes. Manual intervention is limited and presses can run at faster speeds. The ability to retrofit these chambers means that these benefits are available to a very large number of Italian converters.”

 

TRESU Italy’s technical team, with support from the company’s Danish headquarters, also provide retrofitting, bringing existing presses that in some cases can be more than 20 years old to the latest standards of productivity. Recently, the service team installed the MaxiPrint Concept System on a six-colour 2.6-metre wide common impression press at a major Veneto-based containerboard manufacturer in only 10 days. TRESU is currently installing three 3.2m-wide presses with a total of 20 printing units at a Lucca-based original equipment manufacturer serving the tissue market.  With local expertise and support from the Milan office, long-term relationships are built along with programmes of continuous development and optimal performance.

 

Information about TRESU’s Flexo Innovator printing line and iCoat 30000 for digital folding carton printing lines was also available on the PRINT4ALL stand. The Flexo Innovator is mid-web press has proven to offer high quality, fast setup times, ergonomic operation, production flexibility and industry-leading speeds of up to 800m/min for paperboard packaging applications. For inline coating, the iCoat 30000 offers flood and spot coating and varnishing for digitally printed sheet-fed folding carton production with the HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press.


 

 
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Thursday 07. June 2018
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tesa Softprint® Performance Check on TRESU Flexo Innovator Press

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The liquid packaging board industry is greatly affected by changes within our modern socio-economic environment. As such, the European Union’s August 2017 report expressed that one third (33.1 %) of all households within the European Union in 2016 were single-person households, a statistic which corresponds to the market trend regarding smaller packaging.

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This, combined with an exploding demand for new flavors in the convenience food and beverages sector has seen the landscape of the liquid packaging board industry enter into a state of creative flux.


What is the impact for liquid packaging board printers?  

In order to increase the visual effects of smaller pack sizes so that they might attract more consumers, packaging designers are working on more challenging and creative design elements, all of which lead to higher print quality requirements. Furthermore, the increasing number of unique and complicated product designs pushes the industry to re-think existing production methods. This is vital in giving producers the opportunity to react to changing conditions and remain efficient and competitive in the market.

 

Proof of performance on the TRESU Flexo Innovator press 

To prove the influence on print quality tesa often test the tesa Softprint® plate mounting tape on-site at industry leading print manufacturers. One of the latest tests was performed in the technical center of TRESU Group in Denmark. The goal was to evaluate the impact on print quality when using different foam hardness levels to print on paper carton board.

 

The trial was conducted on the TRESU Flexo Innovator press with a 6 color (CMYK + 2 spot colors) test form. This printing press is designed to print on a variety of paper board material and thanks to their innovative machine concept, fast job changes with low waste rates can be achieved.

 

The outcome of the print test

The general belief regarding foam hardness is that plate mounting tapes with harder foams are recommended for solid motifs while plate mounting tapes with softer foams are recommended for screen motifs.

 

Foam_1000

 

During the trial we tested a four main tesa Softprint® plate mounting tape hardness levels under identical conditions. For the printing plate, we used a 1,14 mm Kodak NX plate with 60L/cm and an anilox roller with 400L/cm and 4,6 cm³/m².

 

The evaluation of the samples showed that the SOFT Foam (red color code) produced the best results. Even on solid prints, low dot gain and equal ink laydown without pin-holing effect can be achieved.

 

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Perfect ink laydown with Soft foam hardness

 

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Low dot and perfect dot shape with
Soft hardness

 

Conclusion

The evaluation of the print samples produced results that slightly differed from the expected theoretical outcome. The reasons for this are mainly related to the paper substrate which behaves completely differently to materials such as film in the flexible packaging industry. Equally, the printing plate technology used (Kodak NX) has micro structures (or enhanced surface technologies) which provide a particularly high ink transfer to the substrate. These factors have to be considered when selecting the appropriate anilox roller and plate mounting tape foam hardness.

 

If each of these disparate components is perfectly coordinated then the whole process is significantly simplified, leading to a more streamlined and efficient process, and ultimately higher print quality.

 

If you want to know more about our tesa Softprint® products or TRESU Group flexo printing presses please contact your responsible tesa and TRESU sales representative.

 

The secret of the tesa foam plate mounting tapes:

To provide excellent print quality, tesa Softprint® plate mounting tapes are equipped with a closed cell PE foam which offers excellent resilience and cushioning properties throughout the press run. In addition to this the foam in our smart tape production process is handled with the utmost care to avoid any mechanical stress, resulting in more intact cells for better cushioning and resilience over time.


 



 


 

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Monday 04. June 2018
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Watch the animation with the new TRESU chamber

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The new TRESU Reservoir SAVEink chamber doctor blade is designed as lightweight fast-change inking system for narrow web flexo printing to help you achieve optimum performance of the printing without using an ink pump.

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With shorter runs and faster turnarounds, label converters are under increased competitive pressure to eliminate waste. TRESU’s single-
component SAVEink system makes an attractive option for an efficient
label printing workflow, with its fast setup times, minimal maintenance requirements and capability for consistent quality at high speed.

With a short return on investment, the benefits of the TRESU chamber doctor blades are a viable and value-adding alternative to investing in a new press.
 

Read more about TRESU Reservoir SAVEink chamber here and watch the new animation.

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Thursday 31. May 2018
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Simplify your digital folding carton packaging workflow with the TRESU iCut 30000 Digital plate / sleeve cutter

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If you face demands for fast delivery of digitally printed folding carton packaging, the TRESU iCut 30000 Digital plate cutter could well be a solution that optimises lead times, for you and your customers.
 

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With the integrated digital folding carton printing and coating line, featuring the TRESU iCoat 30000 coater, converters can offer packaging in smaller volumes, and much shorter lead-times, economically. This service flexibility, uniquely possible with digital printing, is increasingly demanded by brand owners. They recognise the immense value it unlocks, by reducing stockholding costs, ensuring availability of goods in store at short notice and enabling high-margin solutions, like personalised packages or special editions.

 

With the right workflow, you can supply spot-coated digital packaging solutions with the same flexibility, without waiting for plate supplies for your TRESU iCoat 30000 coater. The TRESU iCut 30000 Digital plate cutter is a simple, on-demand prepress solution for these situations: a B2-size sleeve can be imaged directly from file, and mounted in the coater, in a production cycle of just 10 minutes. A compact unit with a small footprint,

 

TRESU iCut 30000 offers precise register without the need for shrinkage compensation. The only other costs are the coating plate and the tape.

Already, TRESU iCut 30000 is enabling folding carton converters to offer rapid response times, following installations at several European digital printing facilities. The first iCut 30000 installation is set to take place in North America in the near future too.

 

For more information about the TRESU iCut 30000, please contact us at tresu@tresu.com or read more here.

 

TRESU iCut 30000 benefits at a glance:

•                    Uses conventional offset strippable coating plate

•                    Process time less than 10 minutes

•                    Image directly from file

•                    Automates the process: eliminates mounting error


 

 
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Monday 14. May 2018
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TRESU presents expanded ancillary programme for automated flexo ink supply at PRINT4ALL 2018

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TRESU will be presenting its full range of value-adding and cost-saving ancillaries for flexographic applications at PRINT4ALL 2018, hall 18 stand 14, Fiera Milan, Rho, 29 May – 1 June.

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At the show, there will also be information about TRESU’s Flexo Innovator printing line, a mid-web press that has proven to offer high quality, fast setup times, ergonomic operation and industry-leading speeds of up to 800m/min for paperboard packaging applications.
 

Chamber doctor blades for all flexo print widths

Operational products featured on the stand are the latest chamber doctor blade solutions to ensure optimum performance, ink use, and ink preservation. The range includes the light weight CFC chamber with carbon fibre ink-repellent surface for high corrosion resistance; the Ceraflex chamber with ceramic surfaces; the new SAVEink chamber for narrow web applications, and FlexiPrint Easy chambers, for flexible packaging. Each of these solutions has been designed for specific applications and challenges.
 

The SAVEink chamber, making its global debut at PRINT4ALL, is light for fast and frequent job or ink changes. The SAVEink chamber has a preset doctor blade and offers precise application control for press widths up to 800mm.The chamber easily locks into place and is sealed so there is no risk of spilling, or ink contamination.
 

Also on show for the first time will be the MaxiPrint Concept for wide format applications. Available in widths of 1600mm to 6000mm, the chamber features an integrated cleaning nozzle with a robustly designed water-shot mechanism to ensure efficient cleaning of the chamber and anilox roll in a short time. The low pressure shot mechanism ensures minimal water loss during cleaning. Featuring TRESU’s patented seal system MaxiPrint prevents leakage and interaction of the chamber contents with the atmosphere. The enclosed environment, resulting from the seal and precise blade positioning, ensures pressure and flow rate are maintained at desired levels without manual intervention. Air contamination is prevented, and the foam-free transfer of ink / coating directly to the anilox cells is enabled at fast speeds. The TRESU P-Line pneumatic clamping system also ensures fast, safe blade exchange within two minutes.
 

F10 iCon automatically regulates ink supply

The F10 iCon is a lean, innovative solution for safe, stable and controlled ink circulation. Using the patented TRESU ViscoFlow, the F10 iCon automatically adjusts flow, ink pressure and viscosity, providing complete ink process control and outstanding print quality. Eliminating the labour-intensive, time-consuming task of monitoring ink flow, the F10 iCon offers a high degree of automation and precision.
 

The F10 iCon is also energy-efficient, and cuts waste and reduces downtime. Ideal for common impression (CI) printing machines with TRESU chambers, stack presses and other press configurations, the F10 iCon is retrofittable as an upgrade of your existing equipment. The F10 iCon can be used with numerous substrates, including plastic, foil, film, carton board and paper.  
 

Flexo Innovator printing line for high print quality, fast job changes and sustainability

Information and animations of TRESU’s complete printing lines and coating systems will also be presented on the stand. A highlight will be the Flexo Innovator press, for high-value packaging applications, combining outstanding print quality, high speed, fast job changes, sustainable printing and ergonomic design. Available in several widths between 670mm and 1700mm, the Flexo Innovator is a custom-configured multi-process, inline printing and converting press for folding carton board, paper, laminates and metallic substrates.
 

The TRESU Flexo Innovator provides an efficient, single-pass alternative to labour-intensive central-impression printing, enabling the integration of water-based, solvent and UV-curable inks, plus multiple high-end complementary processes such as reverse printing, direct/reverse gravure coating, inkjet, cold-foil lamination and converting. With high-speed unit-to-unit air drying, automated ink supply and sleeve systems, the press provides a stable, efficient printing platform at speeds of up to 800 metres per minute. Sustainability is central to the design of the Flexo Innovator, with a host of features that reduce waste, energy usage and emissions reflecting TRESU’s commitment to minimising the environmental footprint of flexographic print.

 

Efficient energy consumption is achieved with a unique gas heating solution and a software design where servo motors run with relatively low power. Drying units recycle a high proportion of air inside the dryer and, from the exhausted air, a major part of the energy is recycled by means of the central heat exchange module. The drying system’s temperature and air nozzle speed can be adjusted to the requirements of the job, avoiding overheating of the substrate or the need for excessive chilling. Chilling systems safely extract heat from the press to external condensers that can return the energy to the incoming cold fresh air. Web-changing systems, plus automated register and colour controls, minimise material waste in the start-up phase, while the F10 iCon ink supply system maximises returns of ink for reuse after production. Furthermore, the Flexo Innovator’s ability to match the quality of gravure gives converters a cleaner alternative for reproducing added-value metallic and high-definition effects with water-based flexo inks, instead of solvent inks.

 

TRESU’s ancillary solutions, such as enclosed chambers and ink supply systems, plus automated press controls, ensure uniform quality, minimal manual intervention and automatic ink changes in minutes. Shorter makeready times, to optimise uptime, especially when performing shorter runs.

 

Integrated coating systems for digital printing

At the stand, there will also be presentations about TRESU’s coating workflow for integration with digital printing lines. TRESU coating systems integrate with sheet-fed digital presses to apply added-value coatings and metallic embellishments to folding carton, papers and synthetic materials. Applying full-surface or spot coatings, the systems provide the essential link in a productive single-pass digital printing and converting solution for pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food and beverage, promotional gifts, consumer electronics packaging and commercial printing applications.

 

TRESU iCoat single and dual coaters are available for HP Indigo presses; TRESU Pinta is available for Xerox iGen presses. The coaters perform at maximum speeds equivalent to those of the press. Fast sleeve changeovers and automatic chamber cleaning bring setup times to within five minutes.
 

Additionally, TRESU supplies a comprehensive range of consumables such as varnish media, tapes and sleeves, as well as cutting equipment, thereby covering every element in this coating workflow. The TRESU iCut 30000 digital cutter provides an instant means of preparing plates for localised coating situations.

 

TRESU’s digital coating systems are helping a rapidly growing number of printers benefit from inline gloss and matte coating of folding cartons and other products. With fast, efficient job changeovers, TRESU’s digital coaters enable printers to have a robust, highly efficient, value-adding solution for today’s packaging demands.

 

Facing market and economic challenges

Knowing what equipment to invest in, and when, is challenging for converters. TRESU can help companies identify where their workflow can be improved, and what services can contribute to their value proposition.

 

“While there has been significant growth in some areas of print in recent years, companies are often reluctant to initiate capital investment in new presses,” said Gianni Amendola, branch office manager, TRESU Italy. “This is where modest investment in value-adding and cost-cutting ancillaries can help to improve print quality, make converters leaner, more competitive, and more profitable.
 

“The TRESU ancillaries shown at PRINT4ALL can be retrofitted and integrated into existing workflows to deliver results that go straight to the bottom line,” Amendola concluded.


 

 

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Monday 30. April 2018
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TRESU presents print quality and performance solutions for today’s flexographic converters at INFOFLEX 2018

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TRESU will highlight its full range of ancillaries as well as its Flexo Innovator press, to meet the quality and performance demands faced by packaging and label converters at Booth 815 at INFOFLEX 2018, 7-8 May, at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

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Ancillary program optimizes flexo ink supply

TRESU’s ancillary program of ink supply systems and chamber doctor blades provides an automated, enclosed solution for regulating the supply of ink from the bucket to the press, optimizing quality consistency, process efficiency and ergonomics.
 

The F10 iCon ink supply system provides stable and controlled ink circulation. Precise flow rate, pressure, and viscosity levels are automatically maintained, to deliver outstanding print quality while reducing ink waste, energy consumption and downtime.
 

Also contributing to print quality, waste elimination and cleaner production are TRESU’s chamber doctor blade solutions. Engineered for optimal performance, ink use and ink preservation, chambers are available with carbon fiber or ceramic surfaces for corrosion resistance and effective automatic cleaning. Patented seals prevent foaming, ink contamination and leakage, while enabling accurate ink transfer at high press speeds. The new SAVEink chamber is for narrow web applications, and FlexiPrint Easy chambers are designed for flexible packaging printing.
 

For wide format applications (1600mm to 6000mm) the MaxiPrint Concept features an integrated nozzle with a water-shot mechanism for efficient chamber and anilox roll cleaning.
 

Information about TRESU’s chilling systems for sustainable, efficient heat extraction from flexo presses will also be available. The intelligent iSeries offers an innovative control platform that interfaces directly with the TRESU Internal Diagnostic Monitoring System (IDMS). IDMS is a state-of-the-art, proactive system that monitors the chiller and alerts the TRESU service department of any performance issues, facilitating remote diagnostics and enabling swift remedial action. This system can also be run with offset and digital presses.
 

Flexo Innovator printing line for quality, sustainability, productivity and fast job changes  

There will be information about TRESU’s Flexo Innovator press, for high-value packaging applications. With several installations across North America, the press has proven its ability to add value by combining outstanding print quality, high speed, fast job changes, sustainable printing and ergonomic design. Available in several widths between 670mm and 1700mm, the Flexo Innovator is a custom-configured multi-process, inline printing and converting press for folding carton board, paper, laminates and metallic substrates.
 

The press provides an efficient, single-pass alternative to labour-intensive common-impression printing, enabling the integration of water-based, solvent and UV-curable inks, plus multiple high-end complementary processes such as reverse printing, gravure, inkjet, cold-foil lamination and converting. With high-speed unit-to-unit air drying, automated ink supply and sleeve systems, the press provides a stable, efficient printing platform at speeds of up to 800 metres per minute.
 

Sustainability is central to the design of the Flexo Innovator, with a host of features that reduce waste, energy usage and emissions, reflecting TRESU’s commitment to minimising the environmental footprint of flexographic print.
 

Efficient energy consumption is achieved with a unique gas heating solution and a software design where servo motors run with relatively low power. Drying units recycle a high proportion of air inside the dryer and, from the exhausted air, a major part of the energy is recycled by means of the central heat exchange module. The drying system’s temperature and air nozzle speed can be adjusted to the requirements of the job, avoiding overheating of the substrate or the need for excessive chilling. Chilling systems safely extract heat from the press to external condensers that can return the energy to the incoming cold fresh air. Web-changing systems, plus automated register and colour controls, minimise material waste in the start-up phase, while the F10 iCon ink supply system maximises returns of ink for reuse after production. Furthermore, the Flexo Innovator’s ability to match the quality of gravure gives converters a cleaner alternative for reproducing added-value metallic and high-definition effects with water-based flexo inks, instead of solvent inks.
 

TRESU’s ancillary solutions, such as enclosed chambers and ink supply systems, plus automated press controls, ensure uniform quality, minimal manual intervention and automatic ink changes in minutes. Shorter makeready times, to optimize uptime, especially when performing shorter runs.
 

“Running alongside the FTA Forum, INFOFLEX 2018 provides an ideal opportunity to meet the full range of converters, listen to their requirements, and introduce them to TRESU’s solutions,” said Scott Hibbs, president, TRESU Americas. “From the Flexo Innovator press to value-adding ancillaries like chamber doctor blades and lean, automatic ink supply systems, TRESU holds a unique position. With our experienced team and manufacturing facility in Dallas, we are able to offer a rapid response with full support, including 24/7 remote diagnostics, and rapid parts and consumables delivery to ensure our customers’ operational competitiveness.
 

“Ancillaries that can make incremental improvements in productivity can have a substantial impact on performance levels, while highly effective and versatile presses like the Flexo Innovator can change the ball game completely,” Hibbs concluded.


 

 
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Friday 20. April 2018
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TRESU Group as Silver Sponsor at FTA Europe Diamond Awards 2018

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TRESU Group is happy to announce that we are Silver Sponsor of the FTA Europe Diamond Awards 2018!

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Thursday 12. April 2018
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Creating an optimum coating solution for digital folding cartons

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Advances in digital printing technology mean that there are now a number of presses that are fully capable of the quality, speed and substrate handling, required by leading folding carton converters.
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The arguments for investing in digital folding carton production are also compelling. Demands for shorter runs, faster turnaround, and savings on logistics and warehousing mean that all folding carton converters should be actively investigating adding a digital capability.
 

Digital print quality has ceased to be an issue, and accurate colour – even for special corporate and brand colours – can be reliably and consistently achieved. The ability to match and integrate digitally printed materials with those printed conventionally is a further benefit. Additionally, the ability to respond effectively to late production instructions, last minute text and design changes and to cutting waste and lowering the environmental footprint are yet more persuasive reasons for investing in digital.

The whole picture

To replicate the quality associated with conventional processes and offer the flexibility of short lead times and control costs also, a digital folding carton workflow must offer printing and coating in a single pass.
 

Digital technologies offer unparalleled flexibility and versatility with the ability to quickly and easily switch between jobs, so an in-line coating solution needs to be able to respond accordingly. To provide the level of acceptable performance, a coater for digital print needs to provide pre-treatment, flood, spot and fine line coating and effective drying  of substrates ranging from 180g/m2 to 500g/m2 (121.6lb to 337.8lb) at full press speeds (c. 5,000 sheets per hour). An ability to handle both water-based and UV-curable varnishes is a further advantage. And, of course, the register must be spot on.

Using a modular approach, an in-line coating solution for digital carton presses can deliver all of these things.

 

Beginning with the coating unit, the use of a simple three cylinder solution facilitates high speed operation. With the anilox, printing plate and impression cylinder all using sleeve technology, changes can be made extremely quickly: less than a minute to change the print cylinder, and less than five to change all three. This ensures maximum productive press time which can improve profitability and competitiveness.

Using sleeves has advantages beyond quick changes. Being a sleeve means that there is no gap on the cylinder, and no need for gripping mechanisms that can malfunction or collect dirt. However, the biggest factor is that sleeves roll smoothly and won’t develop cylinder bounce which can limit running speeds and cause mis-registration.
 

One problem that can arise regardless of whether a plate or a sleeve is used is a bump caused by the cylinder first touching the plate. Systems that have a small recesses in the plate sleeve that virtually eliminates this phenomenon, enabling precise registration at speed – and perfect registration is essential.
 

Since digital presses generate little or no start-up waste, printing extra sheets cuts into margins, so finding a system that can achieve register quickly is an important consideration. Generally speaking, the simpler the system, the better; coaters using mechanical alignment are accurate and reliable. They are easily set and don’t require tweaking or monitoring during the run.
 

Adding value and calculating cost

Apart from adding protection to cartons, matt, gloss and spot varnishes add value. This is even more true of digital packaging which can add value when used for limited and special editions, or employ variable data printing for track and trace, security, localisation or personalisation. Applications including luxury goods, cosmetics, chocolates, and food and drink all have their perceived value enhanced with creative coating and varnishing.

An ability to “double coat” in a single pass, using both matt and gloss varnishes to create a highly distinctive look and feel, is a powerful capability, especially when used in high value applications such as those mentioned. Today’s single and twin coating systems allow you to achieve an identical ‘look and feel’ quality in digital, to that which is possible in offset. 
 

When discussing digital folding carton printing and its enhancements, the subject of cost usually arises. While digital printing is now benefitting from economies of scale, old perceptions, usually focused on unit-cost, still inhibit its adoption.But the old paradigm of unit-cost no longer applies: when thinking digitally, it is the total end-to-end cost that matters. Printing only what you want, when (and often where) you want it, and getting it to market quickly is what digital printing is about, and using this technology in tandem with an integrated coating solution is now possible.

 
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Wednesday 14. March 2018
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Improving quality consistency and cutting cleaning time in wide web and corrugated flexo

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The TRESU MaxiPrint Concept is comprised of a closed light-weight carbon fibre or ceramic chamber, an ink supply system and a cleaning system. Watch the NEW animation!
 

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Suited for wide-web and corrugated flexo applications, the concept offers corrosion-resistance; fast, automatic internal cleaning; improved quality consistency and reduced ink loss. 

The TRESU chamber offers significantly faster emptying performance compared with alternative chambers, because the ink or coating fluid is evacuated through both the chamber’s inlet and outlet. The fast drainage of the chamber, further assisted by rounded internal surfaces, facilitates thorough cleaning: the subsequent washing process can begin before any residue can dry on the anilox roll or inside the chamber.  The ink change and cleaning cycle is typically completed within approximately 3-5 minutes. 

Available in widths of 1000mm to 6000mm, the chamber features an integrated cleaning nozzle with a robustly designed water-shot mechanism, to ensure efficient cleaning of the chamber and anilox roll in a short time. The shot mechanism maintains a low pressure, limiting water loss during the cleaning cycle. 

The MaxiPrint Concept features TRESU’s patented seal system that prevents leakage and interaction of the chamber contents with the atmosphere. The enclosed environment, resulting from the seal and precise blade positioning, ensures that pressure and flow rate are maintained at desired levels without manual intervention. This stops air contaminating the chamber and results in perfect transfer of ink/coating directly to the anilox cells, also at fast speeds. Watch the NEW TRESU MaxiPrint animation here
 

  • Fast emptying performance completed within 3-5 minutes

  • Available in widths of 1000 - 6000mm

  • Streamlined and compact design in closed system

  • Option quick emptying

  • Option spray bar

  • Improved quality consistency

  • Patented TRESU seals guaranteeing authentic quality

  • Benchmark for low ink loss, short job changeovers, and efficient
    cleaning in wide web and corrugated flexo applications 

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Friday 09. March 2018
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TRESU appoints Innova Flexo Products as agents for ancillary programme in Spain and Portugal

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Global flexo machine and equipment provider TRESU Group has appointed Innova Flexo Products SL, of Barcelona, agents for its TRESU Ancillary division in Spain and Portugal.

 

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Founded in 2013, Innova Flexo Products has become an established provider for products from leading suppliers supporting the flexographic markets in Iberia, France and Germany. Products include doctor blades, inks, In-Mount mounting tapes, Innovabak corrugated backing material, Inn Pack pre-press automation, sleeves, mounting machines and other consumables for flexo printers.
 

The addition of TRESU Ancillary products, including chamber doctor blades and ink supply systems, will complement Innova Flexo Product’s range, while introducing local sales and support to the Spanish and Portuguese markets.
 

“Advanced ancillary systems provide the solution for automatically controlling ink supply to the flexo press, and the impact they can have on performance can be dramatic,” said Mario Busshoff, co-owner and president, Innova Flexo Products. “Ancillary products like TRESU’s F10 iCon controlled ink supply system, MaxiPrint Concept ink supply and cleaning system and chamber doctor blades can be installed on new presses or retrofitted to existing machines, making them more competitive and extending their service.”
 

TRESU’s ancillary systems reduce ink waste and consumption while contributing to improved print quality. They control pressure, viscosity and flow rates, thereby eliminating contamination and manual intervention. Shorter set-up times and tighter tolerances add to the incremental benefits that contribute to overall time-saving. The ink supply system’s ability to recover ink provides potential for significant savings. Presses can also run faster without loss of print quality.
 

TRESU chamber doctor blades, made from carbon fibre, ceramic material and aluminium, together with the company’s ink supply systems, are available for all flexo printing and coating applications, including labels, paperboard, flexible packaging, and specialist situations featuring web widths above six metres.
 

Speaking for TRESU Ancillary, Henrik Kristensen, vice-president, TRESU Ancillary, said: “It is a great asset to have the experienced team at Innova Flexo Products representing us. There is no substitute for local knowledge, language support, and understanding of market conditions. The appointment is important for those reasons, and it also strengthens our commitment to the Spanish and Portuguese markets.”


 

 

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Friday 02. March 2018
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TRESU’s NEW SAVEink chamber doctor blade enhances process efficiency in narrow-web flexo printing

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TRESU announces the introduction of its FlexiPrint Reservoir SAVEink chamber doctor blade, a light, fast-change inking system for narrow-web UV and water-based flexo applications that can be used without an ink pump.

 
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Chambers are air-tight and prevent leakage, thanks to TRESU’s patented seals, and can be installed or removed safely in five seconds without the risk of spilling ink. To introduce the unit to its mounting, the operator locks it to the anilox roll, and rotates it from a six-o’clock to a nine-o’clock position. Removal reverses the process.

 

Doctor blades are in a pre-set position, and there is no need for further adjustment. The pre-set position ensures optimal anilox contact with minimal wear. An automatic indicator shows when blade replacement is necessary, so time is not wasted on unnecessary checks.

 

The chamber can hold 250ml – 2000ml of ink making it ideal for application of normal and spot colours, as well as high ink transfer printing. Ink may be added manually without stopping the press, giving the system flexibility for long and short run production.

 

Since the chambers are sealed, there is no risk of ink contamination and optimal pressure is maintained, to ensure foam-free printing and an even ink coverage across the web. The chamber maintains precise inking even at the high speeds demanded by narrow-web printers. Available in widths up to 800mm, the TRESU FlexiPrint Reservoir SAVEink chamber may be fitted to almost any narrow web press.

 

For those using manual filling, the chambers can be removed and sealed so that ink can be reused. As the unit features a single compartment, manual cleaning is fast and easy.

 

Printers using an optional pump system have the advantage of precise flow control, as well as the ability to return unused ink to the bucket. Complete flushing and anilox cleaning to enable colour changes is also possible with pump systems.

 

Henrik Kristensen, vice president, TRESU Ancillary, comments: “With shorter runs and faster turnarounds, label converters are under increased competitive pressure to eliminate waste. TRESU’s single-component SAVEink system makes an attractive option for an efficient label printing workflow, with its fast setup times, minimal maintenance requirements and capability for consistent quality at high speed. With a short return on investment, the benefits of our chamber doctor blades are a viable and value-adding alternative to investing in a new press.”


 

 
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Monday 26. February 2018
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Inline flexo: the key to added value packaging for retail markets

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TRESU’s Flexo Innovator is a productive, efficient alternative inline flexo press for added-value folding carton printing. With advanced drying, curing and ink supply systems, it can include numerous colour stations and finishing processes for achieving distinctive, high impact designs...
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With advanced drying, curing and ink supply systems, it can include numerous colour stations and finishing processes for achieving distinctive, high impact designs in a single pass –at speeds up to 800 metres per minute. Available in several widths and offering fast setup times, Flexo Innovator is competitive for both short and long printing runs. 

 

Packaging converters are facing challenges to meet higher quality and service standards. Brand owners want packaging with more added-value finishing techniques for increased self-presence to stand out and sell on the retail shelf. At the same time, increased choices, localisation and brand extension result in shorter run lengths.  Additionally, in food and beverage sectors, we see an abundance of new niche players offering specialist products like craft beers, luxury coffee, tea, chocolate, and “farm produced” cheese and yoghurt. At the same time, major global brands retain their positions – and long run demands.

 

These trends suggest that converters need to offer more creative, sophisticated packaging solutions to give brands a distinctive look. Increasing cost and time pressure requires the production efficiency achievable in a single pass. Moreover, converters need the flexibility to change jobs quickly, to cater for both long and short run volumes.

 

Increasingly, packaging printers are telling us that they have to print up to 14 jobs in one eight-hour shift as well as occasional runs up to 160 rolls, lasting three days.  

 

Flexo meets the most demanding quality expectations: it is capable of definitions up to 180lpi (70l/cm), which, for the consumer, is indistinguishable from offset or gravure. The thick ink coverage of flexo lays down rich solid colours, as well as contrasting varnishes in a single pass, achieving quality reproduction on economical substrates.

 

Inline flexo also offers the advantages of modularity and the ability to combine many processes and ink sets and efficient drying. Printing lines like the Flexo Innovator can be configured with any number of colour and coating stations, as well as complementary processes. These can include reverse printing, coating, digital and rotogravure processes, and different ink sets. Inline presses can also be retrofitted with extra modules as needs change. 

 

Hybrid Flexo

Line configurations allow greater web distance between printing stations for better control and faster speeds during drying and curing. Hybrid flexo printing, combining water-based UV-curable and solvent ink printing stations, is growing in popularity, as it allows a wider range of printed and coating effects for increased product differentiation.

 

Drying Systems

Inline flexo is beneficial for fast water-based printing because a longer web path between printing stations is possible, resulting in cleaner colour printing. The Flexo Innovator’s drying systems offer efficient fast air flow and high velocity rather than temperature. At TRESU, we have converted gravure and direct-reverse gravure jobs to flexo within fifteen minutes, thanks in part to the performance of the drying and curing systems.  

Additional UV-flexo units for adding a high gloss or matte varnish, for high-end packaging, not only provide reflectivity, but can create a velvet ‘soft touch’ effect. Using both varnish types in combination provides a contrast to make specific features stand out. UV-curing in these situations is a productive alternative to water-based inks that may require excessive ink coverage.


Stable printing with coating at maximum speeds

One of the strongest advantages of inline flexo is speed, which is significantly faster than sheet-fed offset. Speed optimisation depends on an automated and enclosed ink supply and servo drives, sleeve systems that eliminate bouncing, automated register controls, tightly regulated web tension and efficient drying systems. These features can be included in the latest presses, ensuring stability and quality consistency, at up to 600m/min, and sometimes even 800m/min.

 

The press manufacturer will look carefully at the converter’s job mix so that the optimum press configuration can be devised. The right choice offers a return on investment that should continue for 20 years or more.

 

 

By Allan Sander, vice-president, TRESU Solutions 

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Tuesday 06. February 2018
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Up to 6 meter wide carbon fibre chamber doctor blades from TRESU offer anti-corrosion, optimised ink flow and safe handling in corrugated flexo

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The TRESU lightweight carbon fibre chambers are available in wider wdths from 1600mm up to 6000mm and offer improved chemical resistance, optimised flow and safe, easy handling

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The chamber is with top-coated ink-repellent internal surface providing extra protection against ink and detergents with high and low pH-values and ensures efficient cleaning after job completion. The clamping system additionally allows stainless steel blade changeovers within two minutes.
 

The simplicity and high level of automation, the TRESU carbon fibre chamber can be cleaned and prepared without being removed from the press. When used with an ink supply and cleaning system, such as TRESU’s F10 iCon, the chamber doctor blade offers a fully automated and enclosed means of circulation, maintaining precise flow, pressure and viscosity, as well as eliminating leakage and evaporation during the print run, and significantly reducing setup times. The enclosed environment also stops air contaminating the chamber and results in foam-free transfer of ink / coating directly to the anilox cells, also at fast speeds.

 

TRESU offers a complete range of ancillary products including solutions for the narrow-web market – read more about the chamber doctor blade system here.


 

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Monday 22. January 2018
Title:

Ed Sheeran Dark Chocolate Gingers personalized pack for Border Biscuits

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Qualvis’s XEROX – TRESU digital folding carton lines: a perfect recipe for personalization!
 
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With minimal setup costs, digital printing makes very short runs and unique prints viable. For brand owners, this means it is possible to offer high-value personalized promotions, where consumers can add a name or a special message to the packaging, often as a gift for others.

 

A ‘Perfect’ example of this came from folding carton converter Qualvis Print & Packaging of Leicester, UK, in 2017. With its new Xerox – TRESU digital printing and coating lines, the company helped Border Biscuits to send packs of Dark Chocolate Gingers, dedicated to Ed Sheeran during his  ¸ tour. They were delivered to the star’s dressing room when he played the SSE Hydro venue in Glasgow, in April, with the message “from one Number 1 to another”.


 


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Tuesday 09. January 2018
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Gain optimised flexo print quality with TRESU F10 iCon

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The F10 iCon ink supply system automates circulation of ink, viscosity control and cleaning of chamber doctor blade systems in central impression (CI) and inline flexo printing machines, thereby reducing material waste and operational costs. 

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The F10 iCon supplies precise volumes of ink, ranging from 5 to 30 litres / minute, at constant, predetermined stroke frequencies. The supply system maintains optimum ink pressure in the chamber system to ensure clean print quality and accurate ink densities are achieved, consistently throughout the printing run, at speeds up to over 600m/min.

 

Furthermore, the supply system also assures an accurate way of returning inks to the bucket and fast, thorough chamber cleaning, without manual intervention. A typical cleaning cycle is complete within a matter of minutes, resulting in up to 90 percent of the ink or coating medium remaining in the press’s chamber systems returning to the bucket after production. This generates ink savings of as much as 19 litres per printing station after each job. The F10 iCon’s specially developed software reduces setup times further by storing each job’s ink recipe information, such as viscosity, flow-rate and pressure levels, thus eliminating the need for data re-entry when repeat jobs are performed.


 

Read more about the F10 iCon ink supply system here.

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Monday 11. December 2017
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New Area Sales Manager in EMEA

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TRESU Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ronni Nielsen in order to strengthen our commercial team. As area sales manager in EMEA, Ronni Nielsen will further develop and expand the TRESU Solutions business division, which concentrates on advanced flexo inline printing lines, in these regions.

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Ronni Nielsen has an academic and career background in mechanical engineering (B.Sc). He has applied his expertise to designing flexo printing presses and has several years’ experience in selling advanced machines to both original equipment manufacturers and end users.

 

Allan Sander, vice president - TRESU Solutions, comments: “With our growing market demand we were looking for the right candidate to increase our sales force. Ronni has the technical knowledge to sell our high-performance Flexo Innovator printing line along with the understanding of how important it is to build and maintain a long-term, close relationship with the customer before, during and after a sale. Ronni is already well-known in the industry and we are sure he will be the perfect match.”

 
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Friday 24. November 2017
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Qualvis chooses Xerox and TRESU digital printing and coating lines

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Qualvis builds on-demand, short run folding carton service with two Xerox – TRESU digital printing and coating lines

 

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In response to demand for dramatically shorter packaging run-lengths in the food and personal healthcare sectors, folding carton converter Qualvis Print & Packaging, of Leicester, UK, has moved into digital production with major investments in printing, coating and finishing equipment. With two digital printing and integrated folding carton coating lines from Xerox and TRESU, Qualvis is offering an efficient on-demand service with short runs, unique prints and lead-times of between six and 10 days.

 

Installed in early 2017 in a dedicated clean room, two printing and coating lines provide personalised packaging, multiple brand and language variations, as well as market testing samples. With minimal makeready costs, the production lines are providing a cost-effective source of quality packaging to start-up companies such as farms and home delivery providers, that in many cases are seeking a print run of only 100 cartons. Additionally, customers have benefited from reduced stockholding and material waste, and reduced chance of stock-outs.

 

Each production line features a sheet-fed Xerox iGen digital press, integrated with a TRESU Pinta flexo coater, providing a single-pass package printing solution with speeds of up to 2500 sheets per hour, overseen by only one operator. One line features the iGen5, featuring CMYK plus a station for blue, green or orange, allowing the matching of up to 93 per cent of the Pantone colours; the other features the iGen4, with four process stations but the same levels of speed, automation and quality, with maximum resolutions of 2400 x 2400dpi. The iGen 4 line includes a CP Bourg dual feeder, making dual-sided coating possible. After coating on each line’s TRESU Pinta, the automatically stacked sheets, of sizes up to 364 x 660mm, are wheeled to a KAMA DC76 cutting and creasing system nearby.

 

“In the last decade we have seen average packaging print runs reduce by over half to about 8,000 sheets,” explains Jason Short, Qualvis’s managing director. “The make-ready times in litho mean we could not fulfil the growing need for shorter runs and maintain the machine uptime critical for success. With practically no setup times, a digital investment would clearly enable us to offer the variety, responsiveness and flexibility demanded by the market, and critical to creating value.
 

“The two Xerox iGen presses combined with the TRESU Pinta coaters give us the combination of sharp quality, productivity and reliability to compete in these short-run markets. And, with two lines, we have the back-up to ensure the most demanding delivery times, common for foods, are met on time,” Short continued.
 

Coating is a vital process that adds impact and aesthetic appeal to the package. The Pinta coater uses food-safe varnish media, including water-based matt, gloss and soft-touch, as well as UV-gloss, specially formulated by TRESU. The large gamut of the Xerox iGen 5, combined with the Pinta’s ability to create a wide range of finishes, means Qualvis can achieve an indistinguishable look to litho on the vast majority of its jobs.

The digital investment at Qualvis complements a litho operation centred around a seven-colour KBA Rapida 106 and a six-colour Heidelberg 6LX Speedmaster.
 

The digital lines run one shift per day, and production schedules can vary heavily. Some shifts can be devoted to a single run, whereas others may comprise as many as ten jobs. Digital printing has grown quickly and already represents about 10 per cent of Qualvis’s turnover.


 

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Monday 06. November 2017
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Chambered doctor blades: essential components in a productive flexo workflow

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Henrik Kristensen, Vice-President, TRESU Ancillary 
Enclosed chamber systems are available for virtually all flexo printing situations, from narrow-web to corrugated printing, and are retrofittable, extending the life and performance of your press.
 

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The introduction of the enclosed or ‘chamber’ doctor blade, generally a standard feature of new flexo presses today, was a landmark in flexo performance. They make it possible to achieve a uniform, unblemished ink transfer at higher speeds. Furthermore, they form an essential part of a lean manufacturing workflow, reducing ink consumption, manual intervention and setup times. As a prevention against leakage and emission of volatile organic compounds, they enable environmental compliance and safe, clean working conditions. 

 

Creating the closed-loop system that allows flow control and prevents leakage depends on correct positioning of the blade, secure sealing of the chamber walls and a supply system.

 

In an enclosed system with twin blades, the blades are set apart at a specific distance and angle. The reverse-angle blade meters the ink, while the trailing blade keeps the ink in the chamber. Positioning is crucial, not only to prevent air entering and ink escaping, but to prevent wear of the blade.  Precise positioning the blade by the ancillary provider at the optimum angle, at the anilox roller, minimises blade wear, reducing maintenance costs. An essential feature is safe, fast blade exchange. A clamp allows the slotting of doctor blades into position, and easy release, keeping changeover times as low as one minute.
 

A seal system forms a perfect airtight closure and stops ink leakage from between the anilox roll and the chamber. Constant pressure is maintained throughout the printing run by the ink supply system, regulating the circulation of ink from bucket to the chamber and returning it after production. Stable circulation keeps the ink at constant viscosity to ensure stable ink density on the printed substrate. Flow is maintained at a constant rate in response to the rotating anilox roll’s sucking effect. The operator raises the pressure so a wall of ink is formed at the point where the rotating cells meet the blade. This wall stops air bubbles from entering, thus preventing the foaming that can result in blistered print effects. 


Doctor blade systems are adapted according to the print width and ink / coating volume required. For paper, folding carton and flexible packaging, an ink volume of between 1.35 and 2.2 litres/m. is advised, suited for anilox diameters between 64 and 250 mmm web widths up to 6000mm. For web widths up to approx. 800mm, a closed cassette version is ideal for where different print processes can be interchanged. Such a system contains ink volumes from 0.2 litres.
 

For wider web applications especially, lightweight carbon fibre chamber doctor blade systems offer the corrosion resistance necessary to withstand alkaline and acidic cleaning fluids and inks, and light weight for easy handling. Chamber weights vary between 2.4kg and 4.1kg per linear metre (approx. 1.6 lb – 2.74 lb per linear foot).  The carbon fibre chamber’s top-coated ink-repellent surface facilitates efficient, thorough cleaning after job completion.  Furthermore, inner surfaces are curved to maximise volume and accelerate discharge.  

 

The latest chamber innovation for wide-web and corrugated printing is an ‘all-in-one’ concept, comprising a chamber doctor blade, inking system and integrated cleaning system, keeping handling and ink loss to a minimum. Available in widths from 1600mm to 6000mm, the chamber features an integrated cleaning nozzle with a robustly designed low-pressure water-shot mechanism, to ensure efficient cleaning of the chamber and anilox roll in a short time. The chamber offers fast emptying performance because the ink or coating fluid is evacuated through both the chamber’s inlet and outlet

  

Controlled ink supply featuring a chambered doctor blade combined with inking system, brings a host of benefits. It enables consistent ink density, blister-free reproduction, higher gloss values and thus improved reflection. It brings reduced running costs, through lower ink loss and efficient drying. Setup times are reduced because ink-change cycles are a matter of minutes. Automatic regulation means operators are free to focus on higher value tasks. Throughput is improved, with uncontaminated speeds of up to 600 m/min (approx. 1970ft/min) possible.

 

In conclusion, controlling ink, in an environment where the ink is closed from the atmosphere, delivers predictable quality, better productivity with reduced setup times, assurance of a solvent-free working environment, higher ink yields, longer ink life and lower maintenance costs.


 

 
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Tuesday 17. October 2017
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Alexir Partnership helps premium retail brands grow and diversify with Xerox – TRESU inline digital print and coating workflow

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The Alexir Partnership, the Edenbridge, UK-based supplier of folding carton packaging, is helping niche and premium food brands reduce stocks and succeed internationally with targeted, diversified product offerings in short runs, as a result of its Xerox - TRESU digital printing and coating line.

 
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The company became the first major supplier in the UK with an inline solution for digitally printed folding cartons, when it installed the four-colour Xerox iGen 4 sheet-fed digital printer with a TRESU Pinta coater integrated inline in 2015. Complementing an existing offset workflow, the integrated, single-pass digital printing – coating line is capable of up to 110 sheets / minute and printing carton up to 610µm thickness, enabling printing on-demand with low origination costs and low order quantities.

 

Alexir’s digital division has become a self-sufficient unit, employing six full-time staff. As Claire Summersby, marketing manager at the Alexir Partnership, explains, it is meeting the growing demand for short production runs: “Our Xerox – TRESU printing and coating line is filling a vital gap of between one and five thousand units, which we were unable to offer before. For brand owners, it provides a much faster route to market, allowing us to offer high-value services, like on-demand sample printing, personalised prints and multiple variations of a brand. It has attracted significant business from small market players and provided start-up companies with a springboard for growth. Furthermore, we are increasingly supporting marketing departments of larger brand-owners, by developing promotional campaigns.”

 

Dragonfly Tea, based in Newbury, UK, is benefiting from the cost-effectiveness and flexibility of Alexir Partnership’s digital carton service for its range of speciality black, green, white and caffeine-free tea sachets that are sold across the E.U.

 

“Digital is ideal for Dragonfly Tea as we can easily amend the graphics files, to accommodate the numerous flavours, regular changes to ingredients and multiple language versions,” Summersby comments. “Our ability to supply exact amounts of small quantities at short notice reduces inventory levels, reducing costs as well as the risk of stock going out of date and having to be scrapped.”

 

TRESU’s Pinta inline flexo coater provides a layer of protection and enhances aesthetic appeal. Sheets are fed to the coater automatically, from the Xerox iGen 4, immediately after the printing stage. A wide range of UV- or water-based coating media, supplied by TRESU, are available for achieving matte, gloss, full surface, spot or fine-line effects. Fast sleeve-changes and an automatic, self-cleaning coating supply system limit job changeover times to just minutes even when switching between UV and water-based varnishes. Coated sheets are subsequently transferred to the adjacent KAMA ProFold 74 gluer / folder or Kongsberg plotter.

 

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Date:
Thursday 12. October 2017
Title:

The competitive advantage of inline flexo printing

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Allan Sander, Vice-President Solutions, TRESU Group

Inline flexo is a competitive, single-pass solution for sophisticated, high-quality packaging - whether short and long production runs are needed.


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Thanks to a stable, ergonomic and modular build, the latest mid-web presses achieve repeatable results at faster speeds, with minimal manual input. Inline flexo presses also provide the ideal platform for a lean workflow, with advanced ink supply and drying systems. And with an ability to convert recycled, thinner materials with water-based inks, they provide the solution for environmentally friendly production.  
 

While the package printing market is steadily growing, there is a noticeable trend to shorter production runs as manufacturers diversify their brands, increasing SKUs, with greater variation in pack size, and more targeted geographical availability. This practice puts pressure on converters, as suppliers reduce costs by ordering smaller volumes more frequently. The result is that it’s not unheard of for converters to print up to 15 jobs in an eight-hour shift. Furthermore, brand owners are demanding sustainable packaging solutions that minimise the burden on the environment.
 

Paperboard packaging constructions – notably folding cartons – are particularly attractive to the supply chain because they enable unique branding through a variety of design and size variations, maximum graphic coverage, easier supply-chain logistics as well as better recyclability.The key to supplying this growing market lies in controlling costs, limiting setup times, and creating a flexible printing and converting workflow where it is possible to change jobs - including formats – at short notice, and with minimal waste.
  

Inline flexo, with its capability for short setup times, speed, ergonomic operation and modularity, provides a productive, flexible and cost-controlled solution. With the appropriate configuration and support from the press manufacturer, converters using inline flexo are well-placed to succeed in this shifting market.  
 

Modularity is key

Thanks to its horizontal configuration, inline is the only flexo process to offer safe, manual accessibility at all stages in the printing / converting sequence, without the need for ladders or stairwells. A modular platform enables customisation with any number of colours as well as a wide variety of added-value converting options to deliver a finished product in a single pass. The press’s ability to print with UV- and water-based ink sets as well as metallic foil is also crucial in a multi-process line.
 

With front and back printing capabilities, it is possible to offer protective coating and pattern gluing on reverse surfaces. Following the colour positions, cold foil is often included in the configuration to achieve metallic effects. There may be additional flexo varnish units for achieving high gloss, matte, ‘velvet touch’ or aromatic effects, sometimes in creative combinations.   
 

Automated systems ensure process efficiency 

These effects require advanced ink supply systems, controls and drying systems,  in order to achieve optimum throughput, low waste and minimised setup times. Automated ink and coating circulation, with an enclosed ink supply system and sealed chamber doctor blades, ensure uniform, accurate and uncontaminated print results, fast ink changes, lower emissions and reduced waste. Crucially, these components should be seen as one system, perfectly calibrated to work together, regulating the ink or coating medium’s flow, viscosity and pressure from the bucket to the point where it is dispensed into the anilox cell.  
 

Ink supply systems – such as TRESU’s F10 iCon (pictured) -  automatically replenish the chamber at finely calibrated rates as the cells of the rotating anilox roll obtain the ink. Flow is measured by counting the pump strokes, multiplied by a stroke volume that can be estimated to an accuracy of 2.5 per cent. Stroke counting ensures that the supply system pumps precise amounts of fresh ink into the chamber at the right time.

Optimum pressure ensures ink or coating is free of air bubbles, both in the chamber and when it flows into the anilox cells. The operator raises the pressure so a wall of ink forms at the point where the rotating cells meet the doctor blade, preventing foaming caused by air entering.  The supply system also assures an accurate way of returning inks to the bucket and fast, thorough chamber cleaning, without manual intervention.
 

After job completion, the cleaning system returns almost all the remaining ink to the ink bucket, and cleans the chamber thoroughly without manual assistance, easily within five to eight minutes. Up to 20 litres of ink per colour station on each job can be saved in this way.

Ceramic and carbon fibre chambers offer optimum resistance against corrosive fluids with high pH values; for wider widths, carbon fibre chambers are easiest to handle because of their light weight.    

 

To accelerate setup times further, packaging converters commonly prefer eight to ten printing stations, even though the majority of jobs are seven colours or fewer. In most cases, therefore, the operator can prepare the next job’s idle stations while the previous job is in production, thereby cutting waiting times.   

 

Quick-change sleeve systems minimise setup times

A key factor enabling fast changeovers is a pneumatic quick-change sleeve system, allowing exchange within seconds. For optimised speed and quality, the sleeve features a recess stretching across its entire width, along which the edge of the printing plate is fixed. This recess ensures the plate’s height is equal to that of the sleeve surface when it meets the substrate. This eliminates cylinder bounce and ensures accurate register and reduced dot gain at relatively high speeds. Flexo plates come in a wide range of hardnesses, so all substrates may be coated or printed for virtually any packaging application.


Automated process control cuts time and material waste

The increased reliance on repeat orders necessitates high levels of automation, so that a host of job settings can be recalled instantly, not only saving time but reducing risk of error. The latest generation presses calibrate the press according to a host of data for each job, such as ink flow, register, impression, anilox cells, web thickness, tension, and drying temperatures, among others.

 

Servo technologies also enable fast change between the wide range of repeat sizes needed in folding carton – typically, between 480mm and 1050mm – without the need for lengthy recalibration. Heat and speed are critical for inks, coating and substrates and can mean the difference between outstanding results, good enough results, and waste.

 

Gas-heated drying systems have strong sustainability advantages. The drying system’s ability to recirculate air provides an optimal heat-exchange, reducing energy consumption and emissions further. The dryer expels hot air, to warm up incoming air. This heat exchange method generates 80 per cent of energy needs and significantly reduces emissions.  Furthermore, an important reason why inline flexo can reach higher speeds is the longer distance it offers between drying stations.  

Furthermore, inline flexo offers strong advantages when more environment-friendly production processes are demanded.  Inline flexo offers the flexibility to convert thinner, lighter and recycled packaging substrates at speed, delivering outstanding colour results with water-based inks.

 

Commitment to long-term support

A manufacturer with extensive engineering expertise coupled with experience in ancillary and drying technology, is well-placed to offer a high performance press for a profitable inline flexo workflow. Packaging printers and converters should look for supplier who regard customer support as a strategic partnership that lasts the lifetime of the press and beyond. It begins at the moment of first contact; working with the customer to design the configuration, and selecting the right components for optimum productivity, print quality, and footprint.

 

Following training, the press manufacturer, often in collaboration with co-suppliers of ink, tapes, dispensing systems and proofing equipment, works with the customer to monitor the complete workflow and seek continuous improvements in terms of quality, cost reduction and productivity.

As a minimum, the press manufacturer should have the resources to offer global care programmes that include round-the-clock support, on-going machine optimisation, training and materials testing – remotely and on-site.

 

Inspired by the ‘4M’ manufacturing programme management philosophy, the press manufacturer seeks to optimise human resources, machines and equipment, materials and production methods employed, to drive waste out of the workflow and help everyone adopt a ‘lean’ manufacturing culture. The benefits are not only financial, but reputational, principally as lowering waste is the making of a sustainable operation.

 

Arguably, today’s package printing ‘Formula One’ races are won in the pit-stops, and to a great extent, competitiveness in print depends on similar co-ordination and agility during setup times.  Flexo has numerous variables and each job change can require a complex sequence of actions, so there are benefits to be reaped even by reducing waste – whether measured in seconds, linear web metres or kilos of inks – at each stage of the changeover.

 

Working towards that aim, the press manufacturer’s technical engineers are likely to be monitoring and researching areas such as speed, waste levels, and working procedures. For example: is the logistics between the printing machine, warehouse and workbench arranged to eliminate waiting times? Is there duplication or excessive stockholding? How can we maximise ink yields? Will the supplier give you the best production productivity and life out of their consumables and ancillary equipment?  Does their sustainability ethos match yours and that of your customers? These are just some of the many questions packaging printers and converters should ask supplier to be able to take performance, productivity and profitability to the next level.

 

In a dynamic, service-driven market where uptime is critical, the willingness of the OEM partner to act as a partner for achieving continuous improvement is paramount for maintaining competitive edge and a sustainable process. 


 

 
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Wednesday 27. September 2017
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TRESU showcases ancillary solutions for eliminating waste in corrugated flexo printing at FEFCO Technical Seminar 2017

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Meet TRESU Group at the FEFCO Exhibition and Technical Seminar organised by the European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers,at stand 104 / 105, Messe Wien, Austria, 11 to 13 October 2017.

 
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At the FEFCO Exhibition and Technical Seminar, TRESU Group will showcase its ancillary solutions for automated ink logistics in wide-web flexo printing, bringing consistent colour quality at faster production speeds and reductions in material waste, setup times and labour costs (stand 104 / 105, Messe Wien, Austria, 11 to 13 October 2017). 

 

Together, TRESU’s programme of ink supply systems and chamber doctor blades, with corrosion-resistant carbon fibre and ceramic surfaces, provide a fully enclosed solution for regulating ink flow from bucket to printing substrate.   

 

The F10iCon ink supply system for automated flow regulation

TRESU’s F10iCon ink supply system regulates ink flow, pressure and viscosity from the bucket, through the chamber and to the press, maintaining constant, pre-set ink density values for complete production runs. When ink changes are required, the F10 iCon system carries out fast and thorough chamber cleaning automatically, and returns almost all unused contents to the bucket for reuse on subsequent jobs. With the F10 iCon, simultaneous ink changes on printing stations takes minutes, delivering significant time and materials savings per job.

 

Chamber doctor blade systems: uniform print quality print and easy use

The TRESU chamber programme includes lightweight, corrosion-resistant carbon fibre and ceramic variants and covers all flexo printing situations, in widths from 185mm (7.3in) up to 6000mm (236in). Assisted by the company’s patented seals and constant pressure 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.

 

The enclosed chamber, created by the seal and precise blade positioning, ensures pressure and flow rate are maintained at desired levels without manual intervention. This stops air contaminating the chamber and results in foam-free transfer of ink / coating directly to the anilox cells. This in turn ensures a clean, blister-free printed image with fast drying characteristics, better reflection and higher gloss values, whether on paper or film. The enclosed chamber also prevents solvents from escaping and protects the ink from degradation due to exposure to the atmosphere. Depending on surface and material type used, printing speeds can exceed 600m/min.

 

MaxiPrint Concept: optimised efficiency with integrated ink supply and cleaning

The TRESU MaxiPrint Concept combines a compact ink supply system with an integrated cleaning system, providing the benchmark for low ink loss and setup times in wide web and corrugated flexo printing. The chambers are available in widths between 1600mm (63in) and 6000mm (236in), with ceramic or carbon fibre surfaces offering protection against corrosion by substances up to pH12.

 

The MaxiPrint Concept chamber’s cleaning nozzles with robustly designed water-shot mechanisms provide an ink change and cleaning cycle within 3-5 minutes. It comes with a peristaltic or diaphragm ink supply system and can be adapted to any press. With a global support network of subsidiary companies and agents, TRESU provides the resources and expertise to provide long-term application support, training, and management of retrofitting projects to raise the performance of existing presses with tailored ink logistics solutions.

 

Chris Wolters, areas sales manager, TRESU Group, will present a paper on the value of automated ink logistics at the FEFCO Technical Seminar on 12th October, from 4:25pm. Mr. Wolters comments: “TRESU ancillary solutions are forming the basis of a lean manufacturing workflow at pre- and post-print corrugated facilities worldwide, driving waste from processes and enabling compliance with demanding colour targets. At FEFCO 2017, our technical team will be on hand to show the value that TRESU’s tailored automated ink logistics can bring to your business.”

 

Besides ancillary solutions, TRESU also offers complete coating systems for integration with sheet-fed digital folding carton printing systems, and high-performance hybrid flexographic printing and converting lines for paperboard packaging and gamecard applications.


 

 
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Thursday 07. September 2017
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TRESU presents high-performance flexo ancillary and lottery printing machine solutions at Labelexpo Europe 2017

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At Labelexpo Europe 2017, TRESU Group (Booth 7D53) highlights its comprehensive range of ancillary products for 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.

 
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TRESU’s ancillary programme 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 600m/min (approx. 2000ft/min). 

Chamber doctor blade systems deliver uniform print quality print and ease of use

The TRESU chamber programme includes lightweight, corrosion-resistant carbon fibre and ceramic variants and covers all flexo printing situations, in widths from 185mm to in excess of 6000mm (236in). Assisted by the company’s patented seals and constant pressure 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 300m/min (984ft/min). 

For wide web and corrugated flexo applications between 1600mm (63in) and 6000mm (236in), the carbon fibre TRESU MaxiPrint Concept cuts cleaning time and improves quality 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 3-5 minutes. MaxiPrint Concept is designed for new OEM solutions as well as retrofit projects on existing machinery. 
 

The F10 iCon ink supply system for lean ink management

TRESU’s F10 iCon ink supply system regulates ink flow, pressure and viscosity from the bucket, through the chamber, to the press, maintaining constant, pre-set 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 takes minutes, delivering significant time and materials savings per job. 


High-performance flexographic printing line for lottery cards

There will 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.  


 


 

 
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Date:
Friday 01. September 2017
Title:

Watch the NEW F10 iCon animation

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The F10 iCon is a lean, innovative solution for safe, stable and controlled ink circulation – with easy handling and increased production output. 

With patented TRESU ViscoFlow, the F10 iCon automatically adjusts flow, ink pressure and viscosity, providing complete ink process control and outstanding print quality.
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An essential component in today’s lean manufacturing workflow, the
F10 iCon is energy-efficient, reduces waste and downtime. It is the ideal setup for common impression (CI) printing machines with TRESU chambers, stack presses and other press configurations. The F10 iCon is also retrofittable as an upgrade of your existing equipment and works on numerous substrates, including plastic, foil, film, carton board and paper.  
 

The F10 iCon eliminates the labour-intensive, time-consuming task of monitoring ink flow. By maintaining stable ink flow, pressure and viscosity level, the F10 iCon guarantees optimum  dot-gain values. The F10 iCon is well-suited for long runs, ensuring consistent high printing quality throughout production.  

 

Learn more about the F10 iCon and watch the animation here.


 

 
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Wednesday 12. July 2017
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Print 2017 TRESU highlights: complete flexo / offset ancillary systems; coating solutions for digital folding carton lines

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At PRINT 2017, TRESU Group presents its ancillary solutions for automating ink logistics and temperature control in flexo and offset printing situations, together with complete coating systems for integration with sheet-fed digital packaging and commercial printing lines
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Visit TRESU Group at booth 657 at the McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, USA, September 10-14. TRESU’s ancillary program comprises ink supply systems, together with chamber doctor blade systems for narrow, mid and wide-web flexo applications, providing a complete solution for regulating ink flow throughout the press – from bucket to substrate. This significantly reduces material and ink waste, setup times, emissions and labor and results in consistently accurate color targets at speeds that can exceed 600m/min (approx. 2000ft/min.). Additionally, TRESU’s broad product line of ancillary solutions includes process temperature control systems and dampening water circulators for sheet-fed and web offset presses, infrared and hot air drying systems, and coating/ink circulation systems for water-base, UV, and solvent applications.

 

The F10 iCon ink supply system for automated flow regulation

TRESU’s F10 iCon ink supply system regulates ink flow, pressure and viscosity from the bucket, through the chamber, to the press, maintaining constant, pre-set 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 takes minutes, delivering significant time and materials savings per job.
 

Chamber doctor blade systems deliver uniform print quality print and ease of use

The TRESU chamber program includes lightweight, corrosion-resistant carbon fiber and ceramic variants and covers all flexo printing situations, in widths from 185mm (7.3in) to beyond 6000mm (236in). Assisted by the company’s patented seals and constant pressure 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.
 

For wide web and corrugated flexo applications between 1600mm (63in) and 6000mm (236in), the carbon fiber TRESU MaxiPrint Concept -reduces cleaning time and improves color quality and consistency. Comprising a closed chamber, an integrated ink supply unit and a cleaning cycle, MaxiPrint Concept offers fast, automatic internal cleaning, corrosion-resistance, improved print quality consistency and reduced ink loss. The chamber’s cleaning nozzles with robustly designed water-shot mechanisms provide an ink change and cleaning cycle within 3-5 minutes.
 

Versatility and productivity: the Flexo Innovator hybrid in-line printing press

There will also be information about TRESU’s hybrid Flexo Innovator printing line with integrated finishing options. With several installations worldwide, press has proved to be a highly efficient, productive solution for paper, carton board, laminates, metallic substrates and unsupported films with both water-based ink and UV OPV coating media. The press can be equipped with automatic inking and control systems to minimize operator intervention, setup times and material waste. Enclosed, automatically controlled ink circulation and uniform ink laydown is achieved by regulating the ink chemistry during the printing process.

 

Productivity-enhancing features may include inline inspection and color management systems; hot air drying; unwind / rewind stands as well as finishing options like cold foil, laminating, die-cutting, embossing, and rotary cutting and sheeting, to give the Flexo Innovator unparalleled flexibility.

 

Integrated coating systems for digital printing

At the stand, there will also be presentations about TRESU’s coating workflow for integration with digital printing lines. TRESU coating systems integrate with sheet-fed digital presses to apply added-value  coatings and metallic embellishments to folding carton, papers and synthetic materials. Applying full-surface or spot coatings, the systems provide the essential link in a productive single-pass digital printing and converting solution for pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food and beverage, promotional gifts, consumer electronics packaging and commercial printing applications.
 

TRESU iCoat single and dual coaters are available for HP Indigo 30000, HP Indigo 12000 and HP Indigo 10000 presses; TRESU Pinta is available for Xerox iGen presses. The coaters perform at maximum speeds equivalent to those of the press. Fast sleeve changeovers and automatic chamber cleaning bring setup times to within five minutes.
 

The coating systems may be complemented by the recently introduced TRESU Flexo Kit, a flexo printing unit with integrated peristaltic pump, for applying high-gloss metallic, Iriodin®, and other special-effect coating finishes. Additionally, TRESU supplies a comprehensive range of consumables such as varnish media, tapes and sleeves, as well as cutting equipment, thereby covering every element in this coating workflow.

 

TRESU’s iVarnish UV and water-based coating media are specially formulated for the iCoat 30000. There will also be new varnishes with improved adhesion properties so that plastic as well as board substrates may be run. One potential application for these media is the retail loyalty card. The newest addition to the sleeve range is a ready-to-print sleeve for flood varnish application, assuring optimized print results at top speeds. The TRESU iCut cutter provides a fast, straightforward means of imaging flexo plates or sleeves for spot coating effects. Accommodating sleeve-mounted B2-size plates used by TRESU iCoat units, the TRESU iCut processes the same software as that used by the digital printer and the accompanying analogue coater. The plate, mounted on a sleeve, is cut directly from the file, without the need for shrinkage compensation, within ten minutes. 

 

Also available is an inkjet coating feature called the TRESU iJet, for variable positioning of spot coatings. Integrated into the iCoat, it features up to 11 print heads that can be positioned in the cross direction of the sheet to apply coating anywhere on the surface of the image. 

 

Chilling systems for efficient heat extraction

TRESU will also highlight its chilling systems for sustainable, efficient heat extraction from digital, flexo and offset printing presses. TRESU’s new intelligent iSeries offers an innovative control platform that interfaces directly with the TRESU Internal Diagnostic Monitoring System (IDMS). IDMS is a state-of-the-art, proactive system that monitors the chiller, alerting the TRESU service department about any performance issues, facilitating remote diagnostics and enabling swift remedial action.

 

Highlights of the range include the compact SCi single-zone chiller with remote condenser configuration for ink rollers on sheet- and web-fed offset presses; the CCi combi-chiller for continuous circulation of water to the ink rollers; the UCi UV chiller for providing temperature-controlled process water to the UV-curing system; the MCi multi-zone controller to control water temperature where independent temperature control is needed for every printing unit; and the ZCi zone control module for  managing multiple temperature control needs on sheet- and web-fed offset presses.

 

TRESU also offers the DPC (Digital Process Chiller) 5-6 iSeries for HP Indigo Series 4 presses, exhausting heat to remote external condensers. Each chiller and condensing unit has a heat extraction capacity of 42.2kW (144,000 Btu/hour or 1.2 refrigeration tons). The process does not involve the plant’s HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system.


 


 

 
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Thursday 15. June 2017
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SCA Gemerská Hôrka drives efficiencies in femcare production with integrated TRESU printing units and F10 iCon ink supply system

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SCA’s Gemerská Hôrka factory is the centre for production of its Libresse feminine care product. As well as supplying the Slovak market, the plant is also an international distribution centre.
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SCA Gemerská Hôrka, one of Slovakia’s largest manufacturers of female hygiene products, is reporting a ‘step change’ in quality, safety and process efficiency improvements, after installing four-colour TRESU flexo printing units featuring F10 iCon automated ink supply systems on several of its converting lines. 


Replacing offline single printing units with an ‘open’ ink supply and chamber, the new TRESU printing units integrate into the production lines, enabling SCA to manufacture its products and apply brand identification graphics, in a single pass for the first time. 

Featuring two printing chambers, the printing units handle non-woven liner products between 85mm and 300mm wide, using water-based inks. The TRESU printing units with F10 iCon supply system were chosen for their robust design and high levels of automation that ensure better output, predictable quality and reduced waste.

TRESU’s F10 iCon ink supply system regulates ink flow, pressure and viscosity from the container, through the chamber, to the press in a fully enclosed environment, maintaining constant, pre-set ink density values for complete production runs. Furthermore, the F10 iCon performs fast and thorough chamber-cleaning automatically, returning almost all unused contents for reuse. Simultaneous ink change cycles on printing stations take minutes, delivering significant time and materials savings per job. The units at the Gemerská Hôrka factory also feature TRESU’s chamber doctor blades with rubber seals and clamping systems for blade exchanges within two minutes. 

Peter Kelemen, technology area engineer from SCA Gemerská Hôrka comments: “The existing ink supply system in previous systems was based on an open ink chamber and manual viscosity measurement. This created a challenge when we needed to change inks and chambers, as the cleaning process was slow and there was risk of contamination.

 

We therefore sought an ergonomic solution that provided effective branding in multiple colours as well as reduced waste. The installation of TRESU’s printing integration unit featuring the F10 iCon provides a step change in performance, bringing predictable quality without manual input, with reduced logistics, faster changeover times and a clean, safe, emission-free working environment.”  ¨

 

TRESU’s mechanical and electrical engineering team managed the installations together with training sessions for SCA operators over a six-month period. Kelemen concluded: “SCA has benefited from the structured and highly professional project management from TRESU that has enabled a swift and smooth installation. This has been a very successful project for both companies and an excellent base for further future collaboration.”
 


 

 
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Date:
Tuesday 30. May 2017
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TRESU exhibits inline coating with HP Indigo digital presses at Dscoop EMEA 2017

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TRESU will exhibit a complete workflow for integrated inline coating and metallic finishes on HP Indigo presses, for folding cartons and synthetic materials, at Dscoop EMEA 2017 in Lyon, France, June 7-9, 2017. 
 
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At Dscoop EMEA 2017, TRESU demonstrates its iCoat 30000 inline flexo coating system for applying varnishes and metallic finishes to folding cartons and synthetic packaging materials that are digitally printed with HP Indigo presses (Lyon, France, 7-9 June 2017). Additionally, the company will exhibit a complete workflow of imaging and consumable products for the process. 

 

Dscoop EMEA is the biggest annual conference in Europe the Middle East and Africa, for graphic arts business owners using HP Indigo digital printing technology, partners and vendors. 

 

The TRESU iCoat flexo coater will be demonstrated working with an HP Indigo 30000 press. It is capable of applying added-value post-print varnishes at speeds of up to 4600 sheets / hour. The coater will also feature a new compact flexo printing unit, TRESU Flexo Kit, which is integrated with a peristaltic pump, for applying high-gloss metallic, Iriodin®, and other special-effect coating finishes. Fast changeovers of sleeves and automatic chamber cleaning on both units minimize setup times to within five minutes. 

 

In addition to the single coater, TRESU offers its TWIN dual coater, enabling a combination of flood, spot and line coatings in a single pass. Both TRESU’s single and dual iCoat coaters are suitable for integration with the HP Indigo 10000 and HP Indigo 30000 presses.

TRESU offers a complete workflow so that users of HP Indigo presses may adopt the coating process efficiently, consumables, plate cutters and coating circulators. 

 

A new ready-to-print sleeve for flood varnish application will be introduced that secures optimised print results at top speeds. TRESU’s iVarnish UV and water-based coating media are specially formulated for the iCoat 30000. There will also be new varnishes with improved adhesion properties so that plastic as well as board substrates may be run. One potential application for these media is the retail loyalty card. 

 

The TRESU iCut cutter provides a fast, straightforward means of imaging flexo plates or sleeves for spot coating effects. Accommodating sleeve-mounted B2-size plates used by TRESU iCoat units, the TRESU iCut processes the same software as the digital printer, as well as the accompanying analogue coater. The plate, mounted on a sleeve, is cut directly from the file, without the need for shrinkage compensation, within ten minutes.  

 

Kim Krintel, vice president, TRESU Digital Solutions, comments: “TRESU’s coating technology provides the efficient, single-pass solution for added-value digitally printed folding carton production, minimal material waste, manual input and logistics. As proven at installations across Europe and America, the iCoat 30000 system together with HP Indigo technology has empowered packaging and commercial printers to offer a range of high-value services, including short runs, variable data, niche branding solutions, just-in-time deliveries, simplified product launches and lower stockholding. Dscoop EMEA provides an unmissable opportunity to experience the technology and learn about these benefits from our experienced technical representatives at the stand.” 

 

Also available is an inkjet coating feature called the TRESU iJet, for variable positioning of spot coatings. Integrated into the iCoat, up to 11 print heads can be positioned in the cross direction of the sheet to apply coating anywhere on the surface of the image. The annual Dscoop EMEA event offers a two-day speaker schedule, showcases of the latest innovations, workshops to about new developments, and networking opportunities. 

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Monday 15. May 2017
Title:

Altor to acquire TRESU Group

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TRESU Group, a leading manufacturer of high performance flexographic inline printing machines, is to be acquired by Altor Fund IV. The Nordic Private Equity fund acquires the company from the current majority-owner Erhvervsinvest II K/S. The sale and purchase agreement was signed on May 11, 2017.
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TRESU Group is a highly specialized company as a leading supplier in the production and delivery of flexo inline printing machines primarily in the food sector of the packaging manufacturing industry (primarily for packaging printed on cardboard - including for juice and milk) and accessories for flexo, offset and digital printing machines dedicated to a number of leading manufacturers in the graphic industry.

 

TRESU is also a supplier of specialized solutions for the graphic production of niche products such as lottery tickets and hygiene products. In addition, TRESU is exposed to the fast growing market for industrial digital printers with their flexo surface treatment solutions, typically purchased with the digital printer.
  

The company is headquartered in Bjert, Kolding, with additional production and sales facilities in the United States, and sales and service offices in Germany, Italy, China and Japan. TRESU employs around 250 dedicated employees who, with their innovative solutions, serve the company's global customers.
 
"TRESU's customers are among the largest and most demanding in the industry with an unwavering focus on productivity, efficiency and service. Employees are our most important resource, "says COO Søren Maarssø. "We constantly focus on employee development and involvement and are always looking for highly skilled labor and talents to ensure continued development in the future.", says Søren Maarssø, COO, TRESU Group. "Altor has a long-term investment horizon, and their experience with industrial technology is of great value for our future expansion plans."


Søren Maarssø continues: "With TRESU's latest breakthrough among some of the world's largest food packaging manufacturers and surface treatment in the fast-growing digital printer market, we now focus on accelerating our growth in and outside the United States."
 
"We are pleased with the development that TRESU has undergone, and the focused and highly profitable business the company has developed into," says Thomas Marstrand, Managing Partner at Erhvervsinvest. "Together with management and the employees, we have been able to apply TRESU's strong technical skills to enter new geographies and segments within the company's core business. "

"During the last 5-7 years, TRESU has created the foundation for an internationalization of its core business in flexographic printing technology," says Thomas Kvorning, Director at Altor. "We look forward to working closely with TRESU’s management to realize the ambitious growth plans that await ahead."

 

The transaction is subject to customary regulatory requirements and approvals.

 

For more information, please contact:

Thomas Kvorning, Director at Altor +45 29 29 73 05

Thomas Marstrand, Managing Partner at Erhvervsinvest +45 21 65 93 26

Søren Maarssø, COO at TRESU Group +45 21 63 34 50


 

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About TRESU Group
TRESU is a highly specialized company offering flexible, customized solutions of flexo printing machines and ancillary products for flexo, digital and offset printing to the graphic industry. TRESU has over 30 years of experience and expertise in the development and production of solutions for this industry and supplies directly to end-customers and OEMs.

 

About Altor
Since inception, the family of Altor funds has raised some EUR 5.8 billion in total commitments. The funds have invested in excess of EUR 3.6 billion in more than 40 companies. The investments have primarily been made in medium-sized companies with the aim to create value through growth initiatives and operational improvements. Among current and past investments are Norican, Haarslev, Sonion, Ferrosan, Aalborg Industries and Helly Hansen. For more information visit www.altor.com

 

About Erhvervsinvest

Erhvervsinvest was established in 2004 and has since then raised some EUR 450 million in total commitments and made 24 platform investments in small and medium sized Danish companies. Among current and past investments are Ellegaard, Damolin, Mejerigaarden, G&O Maritime Group and Gaming. For more information visit www.erhvervsinvest.dk


 

 
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Wednesday 10. May 2017
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TRESU introduces Flexo Kit metallic ink unit for high-speed digital folding carton printing lines

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TRESU Group introduces a compact flexo printing unit for rapid application of high-gloss metallic finishes on to digitally printed folding cartons. TRESU Flexo Kit is specially designed for integration into a production line that features a HP Indigo 30000 digital press and a TRESU iCoat coater.
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Using printing sleeves and featuring a dedicated anilox roll, chambered doctor blade and pump, the Flexo Kit unit provides a separate uncontaminated supply system for gold, silver, aerodyne, and other special-effect coating finishes.

The unit is fine-tuned to the unique flow and drying characteristics of metallic inks, so ink can be applied at speeds of up to 4600 sheets per hour, equivalent to maximum printer and coater speeds.  The pumps and chamber doctor blade provide an enclosed ink flow throughout the unit, allowing tight regulation of viscosity and pressure, and preventing foaming. Its automatic cleaning facility means ink changes can take place in minutes. Additionally, the unit’s anilox rolls feature elongated cells to handle relatively large particles without clogging.

Flexo Kit is built for fast integration into existing iCoat units, and can be specified for inclusion on new machine orders.

Kim Krintel, vice-president, TRESU DigitalSolutions, comments: “Metallic inks are an essential requirement for folding carton niches such as chocolates and confectionery, and flexo is the ideal process for achieving the high-gloss effect. TRESU Flexo Kit enables digital converters to add this high-value embellishment with minimal extra logistics, inline and at fast speeds.” 

 
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Wednesday 10. May 2017
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TRESU optimizes packaging printing performance with flexo ink supply solutions and hybrid press at EXPOGRÁFICA 2017

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At EXPOGRÁFICA 2017, TRESU Group (Stand 1922) will emphasize the importance of its complete ancillary solutions for automating ink flow and optimizing performance of both flexo and offset presses
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There will also be information about TRESU’s hybrid Flexo Innovator printing line for mid-web applications, and the company’s local technical support team for managing fast, smoothly coordinated retrofitting programs (May 17 – 20, 2017 Expo Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico). 

TRESU’s ancillary equipment provides a fully enclosed solution for ink logistics in flexo printing units, minimizing waste, emissions and manual input. This includes the company’s sealed chamber doctor blades, working harmoniously with the TRESU F10 iCon ink supply system.
 

Chamber doctor blade systems deliver uniform print quality print and ease of use

The TRESU chamber program includes lightweight, corrosion-resistant carbon fiber and ceramic variants and covers all flexo printing applications, including printing widths exceeding 6000mm (236in) often seen in corrugated printing.  Assisted by the company’s patented seals and constant pressure 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. Additionally, TRESU’s pneumatic clamping systems enable blade changeovers in less than two minutes.

 

F10 iCon ink supply system for lean ink management

TRESU’s F10 iCon ink supply system regulates ink flow, pressure and viscosity from the bucket, through the chamber, to the press - maintaining constant, pre-set ink density values for complete production runs. Furthermore, the F10 iCon performs fast and thorough chamber cleaning automatically, returning almost all unused contents for reuse. Simultaneous ink change cycles on printing stations take minutes, delivering significant time and materials savings per job.

 

“Process efficiency and control are major concerns for Mexico’s package printing industry, which seeks to achieve higher, consistent quality, while overcoming challenges such as high energy costs and variable climatic conditions,” comments Juan Carlos Mejía, sales manager – Latin America, TRESU Americas.  

 

“TRESU’s complete ancillary offering, regulating ink and coating circulation in a completely enclosed environment, enables printers to bring their existing flexo and offset presses to the latest performance standards. At hundreds of installations worldwide, TRESU retrofitting programs have proven to generate significant long-term value, through reductions in manual involvement, material waste and setup times, along with accurate color targets at speeds exceeding 600m/min.


 

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“TRESU has a dedicated, experienced sales and technical support team, based both in Mexico and at its American headquarters in Dallas, USA. This means we can offer our Mexican customers a local source of carefully coordinated retrofitting programs, technical advice and consumable products.”


 

Versatility and productivity: the Flexo Innovator hybrid printing line

The hybrid Flexo Innovator is a modular, integrated printing and converting line for paper, carton board, laminates, metallic substrates and unsupported films. A hybrid press, it is compatible with both water-based ink and UV OPV coating media. The Flexo Innovator can be equipped with automatic inking and control systems to minimize operator intervention, setup times and material waste. Enclosed, automatically controlled ink circulation and uniform ink laydown is achieved by regulating the ink chemistry during the printing process.


 

Productivity-enhancing features may include inline inspection and color management systems; hot air drying; unwind / rewind stands as well as finishing options like cold foil, laminating, die-cutting, embossing, and rotary cutting and sheeting, to give the Flexo Innovator unparalleled flexibility.

 

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Monday 01. May 2017
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TRESU exhibits flexo machine and ancillary solutions for optimised packaging printing at CHINA PRINT 2017

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At China Print 2017, TRESU will present flexographic ancillary solutions, hybrid printing lines and coating systems that bring enhanced productivity, quality and process control to numerous packaging printing applications
 
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A complete ancillary programme for automated ink control
TRESU’s ancillary programme, comprising the TRESU F10 iCon ink supply system and sealed chamber doctor blades, is a unique, total solution for controlling ink logistics in flexo presses and units, from bucket to substrate. This significantly reduces material and ink waste, setup times, emissions and manual intervention, as well as facilitating quality consistency at speeds that can exceed 600m/min.
 

The F10 iCon ink supply system  

The TRESU F10 iCon ink supply system regulates the flow, pressure and viscosity of flexo ink throughout the press, without manual intervention. The supply system maintains predetermined pressure levels by keeping chamber ink-depths constant, based on measurements at the chamber inlet. Its software stores ink data for instant recall when a job is repeated.
 

In addition, the F10 iCon provides thorough automatic cleaning of the chamber, allowing a complete ink change cycle in minutes. Moreover, ink loss is minimised as at least 90 percent of ink remaining in the chamber and hoses after production is returned.
 

Chamber doctor blade systems deliver uniform ink laydown 

TRESU’s chamber doctor blade systems bring reduced ink and substrate waste, uniform print quality, increased press speeds, shorter cleaning times and reduced emissions. Assisted by the company’s patented seals and constant pressure maintained by the supply system, they prevent leakage and air contamination, ensuring clean, blister-free print result with fast drying characteristics, better reflection and higher gloss values. When doctor blades need replacing, TRESU’s patented clamping systems enable quick changeovers in less than two minutes. The chamber programme includes lightweight, corrosion-resistant carbon fibre chambers that offer protection against detergents and adhesives with pH values in excess of 9.0. There are also ceramic variants. All converting and coating applications are covered, from closed-cassette chambers for label presses up to 6000mm-wide types for corrugated board and tissue printing.    
 

TRESU’s MaxiPrint chamber is an ‘all-in-one’ concept for wide-web printing situations, comprising a chamber doctor blade, inking system and integrated cleaning system with robust water-shot mechanisms.
 

The Flexo Innovator hybrid press for increased productivity and flexibility

TRESU’s Flexo Innovator hybrid press utilizes an inline configuration to print and finish paper, carton board, laminates, metallic substrates and unsupported films with both water-based ink and UV OPV coating media.
 

The press can be customised to include processes such as variable data printing, special coating, reverse printing, embossing, cold foil and finishing to facilitate single-pass solutions for added-value products. Flexo Innovator is available in widths between 670mm and 1700mm.

iCoat flexo coater for easy and fast application of added-value varnishes TRESU will also demonstrate the productivity of its iCoat 3000 flexo coater for applying added-value varnishes to digitally printed folding cartons and synthetic materials, seamlessly inline with the HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press.

 

TRESU iCoat applies TRESU’s private label iVarnish range of UV-curable or aqueous varnishes, optimised to offer excellent adhesion properties on both plastic as well as board substrates. TRESU iCoat has a maximum speed of up to 4600 sheets per hour (3450sph in four colours), handling substrates of maximum format 750mm x 550mm in paperboard and metallised boards between 250µm and 600µm. It also accommodates PVC and polypropylene substrates up to 630µm, and PET substrates up to 400µm. The coater comes with quick-change sleeve technology and automatic chamber cleaning.  

 

TRESU provides single and dual-coating machines, coating circulators, sleeve cutters and specially optimized consumable products including coating material and tapes, so digital printers can adopt a fast, efficient coating workflow. TRESU iTape is a double-sided adhesive, bringing superior dot gain control and varnish transfer, and fast frictionless demounting without sleeve damage.  The TRESU iCut plate cutter provides a fast, straightforward means of imaging flexo plates for the post-print spot coating of digitally printed folding cartons. 


 

 
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Monday 24. April 2017
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TRESU demonstrates iCoat coater for integration with HP Indigo digital presses for cartons and synthetics applications at Interpack 2017

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At Interpack 2017 on the HP stand, TRESU Group will demonstrate the productivity of its iCoat flexo coater for applying added-value varnishes to digitally printed folding cartons and synthetic materials, seamlessly inline with an HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press
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Hall 13 Stand C77 Messe Düsseldorf, Germany, 4 – 10 May, 2017: 

In addition to coating machines, TRESU offers a complete supply of consumables such as varnish media, tapes and sleeves, as well as cutting equipment, thereby covering every element in this coating workflow.

TRESU iCoat applies TRESU’s private label iVarnish range of UV-curable or aqueous varnishes, optimised to offer excellent adhesion properties on both plastic as well as board substrates. Like the HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press, TRESU iCoat has a maximum speed of up to 4600 sheets per hour (3450sph in four colours), handling substrates of maximum format 750mm x 550mm in paperboard and metallised boards between 250µm and 600µm. It also accommodates PVC and polypropylene substrates up to 630µm, and PET substrates up to 400µm.
 

The coater also comes with quick-change sleeve technology and automatic chamber cleaning, enabling varnish change-overs within minutes. Its sleeves assure smooth production without mis-registration at maximum speeds equivalent to that of the HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press. Kim Krintel, vice-president, TRESU DigitalSolutions, comments: “Coating is a vital post-print stage in the digital packaging printing process, ensuring the finished product is both resistant and aesthetically appealing. The TRESU iCoat coater integrates perfectly with the HP Indigo digital press, applying full and spot varnishes in perfect register with minimal makeready time, and the result is a high-speed single-pass line with minimised waste or logistics. Its efficiency means converters can efficiently offer a host of added-value short-run or variable-data solutions that reduce supply chain costs, including targeted promotions, multi-versioning, unique package designs, serialised data, and samples on-demand.” 


Live daily demonstrations of the HP Indigo – TRESU digital printing line, plus an abundance of samples, will give visitors a real-time impression of the quality and efficiency achievable for applications including food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, personal care and industrial products. Besides the TRESU iCoat coater, TRESU provides a complete workflow of consumable products and equipment including coating media and tapes, coating circulators and sleeve cutters. There are also twin-unit and inkjet coating machines. A TRESU innovation for the digital workflow to be used with TRESU iCoat demonstrations at Interpack 2017 is TRESU iTape, a double-sided adhesive, developed in partnership with Lohmann Bonding Engineers, of Neuwied, Germany. Benefits are superior dot gain control and varnish transfer, and fast frictionless demounting, eliminating the possibility of causing sleeve damage. 
 

The TRESU iCut plate cutter provides a fast, straightforward means of imaging flexo plates for the post-print spot coating of digitally printed folding cartons.  The plate, mounted on a sleeve, is cut directly from the file by a rotating knife, with 100% cross-directional register precision, without the need for shrinkage compensation. TRESU iCut is designed to process the same software as the digital printer, as well as the accompanying analogue coater. Processing times are less than ten minutes. Once imaged, the plate, together with the sleeve, are ready to be mounted on the coater for production. 
 

TRESU’s iCoat 30000 TWIN, featuring two flexo coating units, applies a combination of aesthetically appealing spot, line, matte and gloss varnishes in a single pass. Also available is an inkjet coater called the TRESU iJet, for variable positioning of spot coatings, integrated into the TRESU iCoat. 

 

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TRESU iJet installed on TRESU iCoat 30000
 


 

 
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Friday 21. April 2017
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TRESU showcases performance-enhancing ancillary and machine solutions for flexo packaging converters at INFO*FLEX 2017

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At INFO*FLEX 2017, TRESU Group (Booth 201) will be presenting its comprehensive range of ancillary products for ink flow in flexographic label and package printing situations, along with information about its hybrid Flexo Innovator press
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TRESU’s ancillary program, centered around the TRESU F10 iCon ink supply system and sealed chamber doctor blades, together provide a unique, complete solution for automatically controlling 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 2000ft/min.
 

The F10 iCon ink supply system for lean ink management

TRESU’s F10 iCon ink supply system regulates ink flow, pressure and viscosity from the bucket, through the chamber, to the press, maintaining constant, pre-set 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 takes minutes, delivering significant time and materials savings per job.
 

Chamber doctor blade systems deliver uniform print quality print and ease of use 

The TRESU chamber programme includes lightweight, corrosion-resistant carbon fibre and ceramic variants and covers all flexo printing situations, including printing widths exceeding 6000mm (236in) often seen in corrugated printing.  Assisted by the company’s patented seals and constant pressure 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.
 

MaxiPrint Chamber Concept improve quality and consistency

For wide web and corrugated flexo applications between 1600mm and 6000mm, the carbon fiber TRESU MaxiPrint Concept cuts cleaning time and improves quality 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.

The MaxiPrint Concept chambers feature integrated cleaning nozzles with robustly designed water-shot mechanisms, for a complete ink change and cleaning cycle within 3-5 minutes with limited ink loss.
 

Designed for new OEM solutions as well as retrofit projects on existing machinery, MaxiPrint Concept is the benchmark for low ink loss, short job changeovers, and efficient cleaning.
 

Versatility and productivity: the Flexo Innovator hybrid printing line

The hybrid Flexo Innovator utilizes an inline configuration to print and finish paper, carton board, laminates, metallic substrates and unsupported films with both water-based ink and UV OPV coating media making a highly versatile press. The press can be equipped with automatic inking and control systems to minimize operator intervention, setup times and material waste. Enclosed, automatically controlled ink circulation and uniform ink laydown is achieved by regulating the ink chemistry during the printing process.

 

Productivity-enhancing features may include inline inspection and color management systems; hot air drying; unwind / rewind stands as well as finishing options like cold foil, laminating, die-cutting, embossing, and rotary cutting and sheeting, to give the Flexo Innovator unparalleled flexibility.

“Today’s packaging customers want the highest print quality at the lowest price. That puts a lot of pressure on printers and converters,” says Scott Hibbs, president and CEO, TRESU Americas. “The TRESU Flexo Innovator hybrid press, and the complete ancillary program centered around the F10 iCon, save ink, time and money, increasing flexo printers’ margins and profitability. The ability to retrofit TRESU ancillaries with the support of our world-wide service network means printers can boost the performance of their press for a fast return on investment, too.”


 

 
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Tuesday 18. April 2017
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New TRESU Webshop

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We are pleased to announce the launch of our new and improved TRESU Original Spare Parts Webshop. 

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Explore the new webshop here - TRESU Webshop 

In the TRESU Original Parts Webshop our worldwide customers can order ancillary, original spare parts and consumable products directly, at highly competitive prices, with full guarantees. 

  • Direct, fast, secure, and convenient 
  • Save time and money 
  • Order around the clock 
  • Worldwide delivery 
  • High quality, originals parts 
  • Patented TRESU products

 

Business area:
TRESUDigitalSolutions
Date:
Wednesday 29. March 2017
Title:

Kartongbolaget breaks into short-run, personalised cartons with HP Indigo digital printing / TRESU iCoat coating line

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Kartongbolaget AB, the Helsingborg, Sweden-based folding carton converter, is introducing a fast, short-run and personalised packaging service, with the installation of a seven-colour HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press with integrated TRESU iCoat 30000 coater.   
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The digital line, the first of its type in Scandinavia, serves its customers in the industrial, food, confectionery and personal care sectors across northern Europe. It complements an existing offset workflow that includes a six-colour Heidelberg Speedmaster XL75, die-cutters and other finishing equipment.

The installation enables Kartongbolaget to introduce a new flexible digital folding carton service, “Fast Track”, offering short and personalised runs of up to 5000 sheets as well as sample production, delivered within five days. Its cost-effectiveness is enabling niche and luxury brands to achieve retail listings with added-value packaging presentation for the first time.

Furthermore, the company is offering a number of additional services made uniquely possible by digital printing: versioning, variable data printing for limited editions and tracing in the supply chain, personalised products, interactive packaging linked to social media competitions and samples on-demand.  

Joakim Johansson, managing director, Kartongbolaget, comments: “We were determined to invest in HP Indigo’s liquid toner technology because of its proven performance and versatility. It would give us the option to print board up to B2 size, and also assure us of low ink migration to meet new food legislation. When we saw at first hand the quality and performance of the HP Indigo 30000, along with the TRESU iCoat coater at the HP Graphics Experience Center in Barcelona, we knew there was no alternative.”

With its priming feature and ability to achieve 97 per cent of the PANTONE® Colour gamut, the HP Indigo and the TRESU iCoat 30000 coater deliver indistinguishable results to offset, on numerous substrates.

TRESU iCoat 30000 is configured inline with the HP Indigo press, enabling seamless single-pass printing and coating. The integrated digital printing and flexo coating line has a maximum speed of up to 4600 sheets per hour (3450sph in four colours), handling substrates of maximum format 750mm x 550mm in paperboard and metallised boards between 250µm and 600µm thickness. The press can also print on plastic substrates, accommodating PVC and polypropylene up to 630µm, and PET up to 400µm.

Where no substrate or varnish change is needed, setup times for each job are about one minute.

Seamless quality

TRESU iCoat 30000 is a flexo coating unit that applies water-based or UV-varnishes in a single pass directly after the digital printing stage, protecting the underlying graphics and providing value-added aesthetic appeal. The iCoat unit’s automatic chamber cleaning and fast sleeve change facilities enable varnish change-overs within ten minutes.

After coating, the automatically stacked sheets are wheeled to one of four separate die-cutters that also take offset jobs, before gluing. 

The company’s own design studio develops packaging and promotional concepts, creating complete, affordable branding solutions for small businesses seeking a strong identity that can be consistently applied in all situations.

Joakim Johansson said: “The flexibility of our HP Indigo – TRESU digital line gives our customers a huge advantage in targeting consumers with more relevant products. So one production run can be split into multiple runs with different language versions, regional variations, brand varieties and limited editions, without any extra setup times, manual input or start-up waste.”

“Above all, this digital investment gives the potential to widen our offering beyond the packaging, and provide integrated logistics solutions that remove waste from the supply chain,” Johansson concludes.

 

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TRESU Group
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Friday 24. March 2017
Title:

TRESU showcases ink supply technology for improved flexo process efficiency at Sino Corrugated 2017

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At Sino Corrugated 2017, TRESU Group (stand N2A123a) will showcase its carbon fibre chamber doctor blade and ink supply systems for enhancing efficiencies, productivity and quality in corrugated flexo printing (Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China, 11-14 April).
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Available for printing widths in excess of six metres, TRESU’s ancillary solutions offer the advantages of faster, automated, enclosed ink flow and circulation, with minimum waste.  
 

Automated ink regulation and cleaning with the F10 iCon ink supply system

The F10 iCon ink supply system regulates ink flow, pressure and viscosity from the bucket to the flexo press, thereby maintaining constant, predetermined ink density values throughout production runs. Additionally, when ink changes are required, the supply system provides fast, thorough automatic cleaning of the chamber, and returns almost all unused contents to the bucket for reuse in subsequent jobs. The F10 iCon provides simultaneous ink change cycles on printing stations in minutes, resulting in significant time and materials savings per job. 
 

Chamber doctor blade programme: uniform quality print and easy handling 

TRESU’s chamber doctor blade systems, especially when used in conjunction with the F10 iCon ink supply system, offer further efficiency and quality benefits. The TRESU chamber programme includes lightweight, corrosion-resistant carbon fibre and ceramic variants and covers all flexo printing situations, including printing widths exceeding 6000mm (236in) often seen in corrugated printing.  Featuring the company’s patented seal system, TRESU chamber doctor blades prevent leakage and air contamination, thereby ensuring clean, blister-free print result 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. 

For wider widths particularly, the carbon fibre chamber doctor blade range offers easier handling including portability thanks to their light weight. Furthermore, their top-coated ink-repellent surface protects against detergents and adhesives with pH values of 9.0 and above, and makes cleaning easier. Curved inner surfaces maximize volume and facilitate controlled discharge.  
 

MaxiPrint Chamber Concept for fastest cleaning cycles

Alternatively for web applications between 1600mm and 6000mm, the MaxiPrint Concept is a light-weight carbon-fibre or ceramic chamber, with integrated inking and cleaning systems, for fastest cleaning cycles. The chamber and anilox roll are automatically cleaned thanks to an integrated cleaning nozzle with a robust water-shot mechanism that maintains a low pressure to limit water loss. Relatively fast emptying occurs because ink or coating fluid is evacuated through both the chamber’s inlet and outlet. The ink change and cleaning cycle is typically completed within approximately five minutes.  

Based in the Chaoyang District of Beijing, TRESU’s China subsidiary offers fast-response technical support, and smooth management of ink supply retrofitting projects that can significantly enhance the performance of existing printing lines. 

Gray Chang, sales and technical manager, TRESU China comments: “For China’s packaging suppliers, achieving greater process efficiency is of paramount importance, in order to control rising production costs, especially with respect to labour, in an uncertain economic climate. Flexo offers a competitive alternative, especially in corrugated preprint production, with its the high standards of quality and relatively low consumable costs. TRESU’s controlled ink supply solutions with light-weight, durable carbon fibre chambers are ideal for meeting the market’s challenges - automating and eliminating waste from the process, while providing the basis for higher print speeds without compromising quality.”


 

 
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TRESUAncillary
Date:
Wednesday 01. March 2017
Title:

TRESU installs 12 chilling units on fleet of HP Indigo 12000 Digital Presses

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TRESU Americas announces the sale of 12 DPC5-6 iSeries chillers to a customer based in Arizona, USA to efficiently eliminate excess heat on its HP Indigo 12000 Digital Presses.
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TRESU’s DPC (Digital Process Chiller) carries out the vital cooling of the digital engine, pumping heat away from the press, and exhausting it from internal environment to remote external condensers. Each chiller and condensing unit has a heat extraction capacity of 42.2kW (144,000 Btu/hour or 1.2 refrigeration tons) for cooling each press. The process of extracting heat generation from each of the presses is independent and does not involve the plant’s HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) system.
 

HP Indigo 12000 Digital Presses can print up to 3450 B2 (750 x 530mm; 29 x 20in) sheets per hour (4/0), using multiple lasers to image the impression cylinder for each colour. Combined with the press speed, the heat generated could inhibit drying, or adversely affect substrates. The presses are able to run papers up to 70g/m2 to 400g/m2 (50lb. to 150lb.) cover with thickness of 75-450 microns (3-18pt). The press can also print plastics, metallised laminates and synthetics.
 

The TRESU DPC iSeries Chilling System is designed to operate with HP Indigo Series 4 presses (HP Indigo 10000, 12000, 20000 and 30000 Digital Press series) and contains advanced features that make it an ideal complement to those presses. The system’s programmable logic controller (PLC) features touch-screen controls for ease of operation, while an Internal Diagnostic Monitoring System (IDMS) alerts the TRESU service department of any performance issues and enables remote access to determine the cause of the alarm, and enable swift remedial action to be taken.
 

“The installation of 12 TRESU DPC5-6 units at our customer has been one of the largest single installations of chilling systems undertaken by TRESU,” said Scott Hibbs, President & CEO, TRESU Americas. “Our partnership in the development of the iSeries chilling systems as well as our cooperation with HP Indigo on the iCoat coaters helped digital printers improve productivity, print quality and meet their customer’s requirements.”


 

 
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TRESUDigitalSolutions
Date:
Friday 24. February 2017
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TRESU exhibits inline coating with HP Indigo digital presses for cartons and synthetics at Dscoop Phoenix

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TRESU will exhibit a complete workflow for integrated inline coating and metallic finishes on HP Indigo presses, for folding cartons and synthetic materials, at Dscoop Phoenix (1-4 March, 2017, Phoenix, Arizona, USA) 
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Dscoop is a convention that brings over 2,000 users of HP Indigo digital printing technology together with partners and vendors, to share ideas and learn about new technologies, services and opportunities. The four-day program includes an exhibitor hall from partner suppliers and a conference program with an assembly of speakers that aim to inspire new ways of thinking and approaches to business. 

 

TRESU provides single and dual-coating machines, coating circulators, sleeve cutters and specially optimized consumable products including coating material and tapes, so digital printers can adopt a fast, efficient coating workflow. 

 

Live demonstrations of the TRESU iCoat flexo coater, working seamlessly with the HP Indigo 30000 digital press, will show how added-value post-print varnishes can be applied at speeds of up to 4600 sheets / hour. The same production line will feature a new compact flexo printing unit, integrated to a peristaltic pump, named TRESU Flexo Kit, for rapid application of high-gloss metallic, aerodyne, and other special effect coating finishes. Fast changeovers of sleeves and automatic chamber cleaning on both units minimize setup times to within five minutes.

 

The company will also feature its own iVarnish line of UV and water-based coating material that is specially formulated for the digital printing line. At Dscoop, TRESU will be presenting new varnishes with improved adhesion properties so that plastic as well as board substrates may be run. One potential application is the retail loyalty card. 

 

Scott Hibbs, President and CEO of TRESU Americas, comments: “Coating is a vital complement to the digital printing process, generating enhanced aesthetic appeal and product protection. The perfect compatibility of TRESU equipment with HP Indigo digital technology provides a single-pass process for folding cartons with precise register, minimal material waste, manual input and logistics. This opens opportunities to offer short-run and variable data solutions that enhance value in the packaging supply chain, such as branding solutions for niche markets, faster time-to-market, cost-effective product launches and reduced stock-holding costs. Dscoop offers visitors the chance to see these possibilities first hand running live jobs.”

Another TRESU innovation for the digital workflow and shown at the convention is TRESU iTape, a double-sided adhesive, developed in partnership with Lohmann Bonding Engineers, of Neuwied, Germany. Benefits are superior dot gain control and varnish transfer, and fast frictionless demounting eliminating the possibility of causing sleeve damage.  

 

In addition to the single coater exhibited at Dscoop 2017, TRESU also offers an iCoat 30000 TWIN, featuring two flexo coating units that enables the application of a combination of aesthetically appealing spot, line, matte and gloss varnishes. Also available is an inkjet coating feature called the TRESU iJet, for variable positioning of spot coatings. Integrated into the iCoat, up to 11 print heads can be positioned in the cross direction of the sheet to apply coating anywhere on the surface of the image. 

 


 

 
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TRESUDigitalSolutions
Date:
Monday 20. February 2017
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TRESU’s new iTape adhesive improves performance on flexo coating lines for digitally printed folding cartons

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TRESU introduces iTape, an adhesive tape specially formulated to optimise stability, print quality and efficiency when used with sleeves on flexo coaters that are integrated with folding carton printing lines.
 
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Developed in partnership with Lohmann Bonding Engineers, based in Neuwied, Germany, iTape is adhesive on both sides, and features a filmic carrier that enables superior dot gain control and precise control of varnish transfer at maximum speeds of 4600 sheets per hour. The tape also enables fast frictionless demounting without the chance of damage to the sleeve. 
 

Kim Krintel, vice-president of TRESU’s Digital Solutions division that specialises in coating solutions digital folding carton printing lines, comments: “iTape gives folding carton printers an adhesive that is fine-tuned to deliver stability at high speeds, and save consumable costs in situations where short production runs and repeat orders are frequent requirements. With the introduction, TRESU gives printers who integrate a flexo coating operation into their production line a single, complete source of perfectly compatible equipment, varnish media and consumable products that have been rigorously tested for smooth and efficient operation.”
 

TRESU and Lohmann have collaborated closely together for several years, with the aim of improving cost-effectiveness of the flexo process. The use of a TRESU print-simulation unit at Lohmann’s FlexoLAB research centre has enabled the company to explore the behaviour of tapes in realistic working conditions and develop new products with improved bonding properties. Lohmann has also achieved advances in tape performance for a range of high-speed flexo applications thanks to tests on the Flexo Innovator printing line at the TRESU Demo Center, located at the company’s global headquarters in Denmark. 

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TRESU iTape maintains stability of the flexo sleeve on coating machines that are integrated with digital folding carton presses.
 

 
Business area:
TRESUSolutions
Date:
Monday 13. February 2017
Title:

IGT Global Solutions Corporation orders TRESU flexographic press for lottery ticket production

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TRESU Group announces the sale of a multi-station flexographic printing line, with additional digital printing capabilities, to IGT Global Solutions Corporation for printing instant lottery tickets at its facility in Lakeland, Florida.
 
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Scheduled to start production by the end of 2017, the press will increase the company’s production capacity to print and convert foil and cards between 8-point (203.2µm) and 12-point (304.8 µm) thickness into secure, high-end products. With its unique customised configuration, the servo-driven press offers optimised job changeover times, minimised material waste and outstanding print quality.

 

Michael Chambrello, IGT Chief Executive Officer, North America Lottery, comments: “The addition of this new, state-of-the-art TRESU press demonstrates a commitment to our customers who have come to expect high-quality tickets, innovative games, and a partnership grounded in our Customer-First philosophy. Our success in the instant ticket printing and services business over the past several years has enabled us to invest in an expanded facility and the new press. With the expansion, we will be able to offer lottery and gaming operators the latest technologies, improved flexibility in production scheduling and a wider variety of products, to help support their sales growth.”


Allan Sander, Vice President, TRESU Solutions, comments: “We are proud that we have received this major order for a multicolour flexographic press. Following a close competitive process, we are looking forward to starting our close co-operation with IGT, Global Solutions Corporation, and with our combined knowledge, develop a high performance solution for the high-quality lottery tickets and games industry. This project supports TRESU’s role as a major supplier of advanced printing solutions in the global gaming industry.”


 

 
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TRESUSolutions
Date:
Thursday 15. December 2016
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Aspen Products Chooses TRESU Flexo Innovator Press for Efficient, Accelerated Converting Operations

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TRESU Group announces the sale of a nine-color Flexo Innovator press to Aspen Products, Inc., of Kansas City, Missouri, one of the largest providers of table-top paper products in North America.  
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The 44-inch (1100mm) press, which is scheduled for installation in May 2017, has a top speed of 2000fpm (600mpm) and will be equipped with a hot air drying system with central gas burner. 

 

Established in 1977, Aspen Products is a  privately owned company that manufactures paper plates, trays and bowls that are distributed through grocery, discount, club, food service and institutional distributors. The company has a large library of unique designs for printing on the products and work with customers to develop custom designs for a distinctive look. 

 

“This sale is especially significant for the company, not least because it is the first brand new press ever ordered in Aspen Products’ 40-year history,” said Scott Hibbs, CEO and President, TRESU Americas. “The company was impressed by the Flexo Innovator’s capability for fast job changeovers and print quality at top speeds. Its ergonomic features, in-line design and registration system that ensures minimal paper waste were other important factors in choosing TRESU.” 

 

TRESU’s sales and engineering teams worked closely with Aspen Product’s management to configure the press with the components and features required to streamline production, deliver quality print, increased throughput and increased profitability. 

 

The Flexo Innovator at Aspen will feature TRESU ancillary technology that automatically controls ink circulation in a fully enclosed environment. This includes F10 iCon ink management system for regulating flow, pressure and viscosity, and automatic cleaning, as well as chamber doctor blades that prevent leakage or air contamination and ensure blister-free, consistent ink coverage with fast drying characteristics at maximum speeds.  The press will also be configured with unwinder and rewinder from MTorres, and a BST Eltromat web inspection system for optimum quality assurance.

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Date:
Thursday 24. November 2016
Title:

TRESU Group introduces printing unit for branding non-woven sanitary napkins inline during manufacturing process

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Developed following a collaboration with leading global personal care brand owners, the printing unit applies patterns on the inside of the product, and performs seamlessly alongside other converting processes on the napkin production line.
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TRESU Group has developed a multi-colour flexo printing unit for applying patterns to non-woven disposable sanitary napkins. Customised to the specifications of the production line, the printing unit comprises up to four water-based colours, a hot air dryer and, at the embossing point, a register guidance camera. It is capable of printing on non-woven materials between 15 and 22gsm, especially pre-perforated PE polymers. The unit also offers a compact footprint and an operator-friendly design.
 

Located at point of embossing, the register guidance system ensures synchronisation of the printed pattern with the crease in the centre of the napkin, at speeds of up to 400 metres per minute (approximately 2000 pieces per minute). Using the converting machine interface signals as point of reference, the control module influences the servo motors to ensure accuracy is maintained on-the-fly throughout the production run.   Servo drives ensure automatically controlled, precise print speed and ink flow, so that operation without in-house flexo experience or handling is possible.

Allan Sander, vice-president, TRESU Solutions, comments: "Consumers are increasingly seeking assurance about the quality of their products, and research has shown that there is stronger loyalty to napkin brands with recognisable printed designs such as icons or logos  printed on the fabric. TRESU’s customised printing integration   system enables the personal hygiene industry to achieve this, while maintaining a cost-controlled, flexible, single-pass operation.”     

 

The integration unit includes TRESU's F10 iCon ink supply system with automatic cleaning, to constantly feed the printing units and maintain optimum viscosity, temperature and pressure. Sealed, pressure-controlled chambered doctor blade systems enable direct, foam-free transfer of ink or coating to the anilox rollers, ensuring a consistently clean printed image.  

 

The system is optimised for fast job changes. A control system stores and, in the case of repeat jobs, instantly recalls job recipes, so no re-entry of ink and calibration data is needed.  At the installation stage, the TRESU technical team works with the customer to build a unique database of recipe settings for each job, including, among others, impression settings, print levels, flow rate, air velocity, temperature and register coordinates.

 

The ability to seamlessly integrate the printing operation into the existing converting and assembly line means that customers can avoid the costs and lengthy lead times associated with outsourcing. 

 

“TRESU collaborated closely with the customer's research and development division at every step from the concept stage, to customise the machine to suit production requirements and skills levels,” stated Mr. Sander.

 'The projects have been a large success for the customers, with integrations of our high level printing technology into a large number of hygiene converting lines at locations in Europe, USA and Mexico. From TRESU's perspective, we are proud to have developed the requested solution on time despite demands on safety, process technology and a tight time frame.”


 

 
Business area:
TRESUAncillary
Date:
Tuesday 22. November 2016
Title:

Optimised flexo print quality and productivity with TRESU’s F10 iCon ink supply system

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TRESU’s F10 iCon Ink Supply System automates circulation of ink, viscosity control and cleaning of chamber doctor blade systems in central impression (CI) and inline flexo printing machines, thereby reducing material waste and operational costs. 
 
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The system has enabled several of the world’s leading packaging converters and brand owners to achieve significant improvements in efficiency, print quality and environmental performance since its introduction in 2012. Tetra Pak, the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company, has chosen to install the F10 iCon ink supply system on both its new and existing flexo printing operations around the World.

The F10 iCon supplies precise volumes of ink, ranging from 5 to 30 litres / minute, at constant, predetermined stroke frequencies. The supply system maintains optimum ink pressure in the chamber system to ensure clean print quality and accurate ink densities are achieved, consistently throughout the printing run, at speeds up to over 600m/min.

Furthermore, the supply system also assures an accurate way of returning inks to the bucket and fast, thorough chamber cleaning, without manual intervention. A typical cleaning cycle is complete within a matter of minutes, resulting in up to 90 percent of the ink or coating medium remaining in the press’s chamber systems returning to the bucket after production. This generates ink savings of as much as 19 litres per printing station after each job. The F10 iCon’s specially developed software reduces setup times further by storing each job’s ink recipe information, such as viscosity, flow-rate and pressure levels, thus eliminating the need for data re-entry when repeat jobs are performed. 

Christian Fogh, TRESU’s innovation and R&D manager, comments: “The F10 iCon ink supply system has proved to be an essential tool for both meeting stringent print quality demands, improving machine productivity and driving out waste in the flexo workflow. In an age of shorter production runs, therefore, the supply system is an ideal solution for achieving a lean workflow that also meets sustainability goals, by reducing environmental impact and facilitating cleaner, safer working conditions.”. 

Business area:
TRESUAncillary
Date:
Tuesday 08. November 2016
Title:

TRESU appoints Polymark SIA as agents to serve the Baltic region

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TRESU Group, the flexo ancillary and machine provider, has appointed Polymark SIA (Stopiņi municipality, Latvia) as agents for Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.
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Polymark is well-known in the region for sales of inks and consumables and as a distributor for Manroland. Polymark will sell and provide technical support for TRESU ancillary equipment, which includes ink supply systems and chamber doctor blades. Together, these provide the complete logistics for controlled, automatic ink circulation on flexo presses, enabling printers to improve print quality, optimise ink use and increase productivity. 

 

“The addition of Polymark as agents for TRESU Ancillary is another important step in the development of our sales and support network,” said Steen Rasmussen, area sales manager, TRESU Ancillary. “It is a timely appointment as this is a region where the economy is growing and flexo printers are increasingly focused on improving quality and efficiency while reducing waste.” 

 

TRESU and Polymark believe many printers in Baltic region can benefit from retrofitting older flexo presses and finishing lines with TRESU systems that can extend their lives, improve competitiveness and meet today’s market demands. Steen Rasmussen comments: “The global trend towards shorter production runs and stricter colour consistency targets expected by packaging buyers has made it essential for converters to automate and control processes as much as possible.” 

 

“In flexo printing, controlled ink logistics is essential for remaining competitive in these situations. Automated cleaning cuts makeready times by hours, for example by performing jobs simultaneously on each print station, as opposed to consecutively. Enclosed supply systems are also the basis for controlling flow rate, pressure and viscosity, assuring unblemished printwork and exact ink densities at faster speeds – in some cases, exceeding 600m/min – without evaporation or splashing.”   

 

TRESU provides equipment for all flexo printing applications, from narrow-web to corrugated presses. Highlights include the F10 iCon ink supply system, and chamber doctor blades up to six metres wide.   

 

“This is a great opportunity to introduce our customers to more of what TRESU has to offer,” said Nadezhda Matveeva, general manager, Polymark SIA. “We see more attention oriented towards investment in the ancillaries with converters trying to boost the productivity this way, rather than investing in new machinery. TRESU can offer both, but with the right ancillaries, our customers can save money and at the same time gain in efficiency.” 

 

Polymark will also support the retrofit of coating units for offset presses which can open new markets for semi-commercial, commercial and publications printers by adding value to products. “Polymark’s knowledge of the markets and technologies as well as its well-known team will make it a major contributor to our growing sales and support organisation,” Mr. Rasmussen concluded.

 

From left: Sergei Plotnikov/sales representative Estonia, Milena Voinilko/Sales representative Lithuania, Nadezda Matveeva/MD and owner, and Steen Rasmussen, area sales manager, TRESU Ancillary
 

 
Business area:
TRESUAncillary
Date:
Thursday 20. October 2016
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TRESU’s new XL5i coating circulator regulates unblemished application of high-viscosity packaging varnishes

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TRESU Group's new XL5i Coating Circulator ensures precisely regulated, stable flow, and uncontaminated print and coating, when applying sensitive UV and water-based varnishes for packaging and label applications.
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A compact system with two speed-controlled peristaltic pumps, TRESU XL5i is easy to operate thanks to semi-automatic cleaning and timer settings.

Used in combination with a chamber doctor blade and customized open-cell anilox roll, TRESU XL5i provides fully enclosed circulation from the bucket to the point where the ink or varnish fills the anilox cells, thereby enabling pressure and control needed to delicately handle the medium. The enclosed system prevents contamination of air inside the chamber that can lead to foaming and undesired blistering of the printwork. 

Printing applications for which the XL5i are suitable include opaque white, gold and silver metalure, pearl lustre, blister coating, scented, high-gloss, scented or silky soft touch effects, on folding carton, self-adhesive labels or metallised papers. 

Henrik Kristensen, vice-president, TRESU Ancillary, comments: “Varnishes responsible for high lustre, brilliant colours and appealing tactile effects are powerful ways of adding brand value - especially for luxury and personal care packaging, where a striking point of sale impact is crucial to achieve sales. However, the functionality of these varnish types depends on relatively large particles that are delicate. TRESU’s XL5i circulator ensures these coating media are carefully handled with care, at precise viscosity and pressure levels, so the desired print result can be achieved without disturbance at high production speeds.”


 

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TRESUAncillary
Date:
Thursday 13. October 2016
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TRESU’s ancillary program offers ink, time and cost savings to flexo printers at Labelexpo India 2016

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At Labelexpo India, Capital Graphic Supplies/TRESU Group (Stand H1) will showcase ancillary equipment, including supply systems and chamber doctor blades for controlling and automating ink coating supply in narrow and mid-web flexo printing presses.
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Flexo ancillary solutions for automated, waste-free ink supply
TRESU’s flexo ancillary solutions provide enclosed, automatically controlled ink circulation, thus reducing make-ready time and material waste, and assuring uniform quality. The F10 iCon ink supply system regulates ink flow, pressure and viscosity, ensuring a constant, accurate ink density on the printed substrate, without air contamination. This energy-efficient system also provides thorough automatic cleaning, achieving a complete ink change cycle in five to ten minutes. 

TRESU’s chamber doctor blades bring label and packaging printers many benefits, including reduced ink and substrate waste, uniform print quality, increased press speeds, shorter cleaning times and reduced emissions. Featuring the company’s patented seal system, they prevent leakage and air contamination, thereby ensuring clean, blister-free print result 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. 

Exhibited chambered doctor blade systems include the FlexiPrint IMW E-Line, for widths up to 1800mm (70.8in) and speeds up to 500m/min (1640ft/min); and the closed-cassette FlexiPrint Reservoir, which needs no pump and operates at press speeds of up to 300m/min (984ft/min). 

TRESU’s lightweight carbon fibre chamber doctor blades up to 6000mm (236in) width feature a top-coated ink-repellent surface, offering protection against detergents and adhesives with pH values of 9.0 and above, and easy cleaning. Curved inner surfaces maximize volume and facilitate controlled discharge. 

 

 

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Headquarters / Service Department

14-16, Eegsvej - DK-6091 Bjert - Denmark 


Phone: +45 76 32 35 00

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Service Ancillary: +45 70 33 36 00

Service Digital and Coating: +45 70 22 99 35


Email: tresu@tresu.com

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Spareparts: spareparts@tresu.com

TRESU GmbH


Giftener Str. 9A

31157 Sarstedt

Germany

tel: +49 5066 9174286

Mail: aju@tresu.de

TRESU Italia s.r.l


Via delle Groane 27/b

I-20024

Garbagnate Milanese (MI)

Italy

Tel: +39 02 96 59 202

Mail: tresu@tresu.it

TRESU Japan Co., Ltd.


8-1-32 Nanko Naka

Surnince-ku

Osaka, 559-0033

Japan

Tel: +81 (0) 6-4703-0601

Mail: sales@tresu.jp

TRESU China


Huashang Building, Room 613

No. 2 Yanjing Xili

Chaoyang District

100025 Bejing, China

Tel: +86 (0) 10 65911628

Mail: sales@tresu.cn

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TRESU Royse, Inc.

8517 Directors Row

Dallas, TX 75247

USA

Tel: +1 214 631 2844

Mail: tresu-americas@tresu.com

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