New SAVEink chamber doctor blade for narrow web flexo highlights TRESU’s presence at Labelexpo India 2018
A highlight of the stand will be the new TRESU FlexiPrint Reservoir SAVEink chamber doctor blade for narrow web flexo applications up to 800mm wide. With an integrated high-capacity reservoir, the TRESU SAVEink chamber doctor blade is ideal for process and spot colours as well as high ink transfer printing, without the need for a connected pump. TRESU SAVEink is suitable for long and short run production; ink may be added to the reservoir without
stopping the press.
The TRESU SAVEink chamber is sealed and locks into place in seconds without the risk of spilling or ink contamination. Its doctor blades are in fixed, pre-set positions and require no further adjustment: optimal contact is made with the anilox roll, minimising wear. Visitors to Labelexpo India will also be able to experience the TRESU SAVEink chamber doctor blade installed on a press at the Alliance Printech PVT stand (F21).
TRESU’s chamber programme is available for all web widths from 185mm to 6000mm and includes light-weight, corrosion-resistant carbon fibre and ceramic variants. Using the company’s unique “Pressure Control Technology”, the chambers eliminate air contamination and microfoaming, to ensure clean, uniform print on the substrate. Suitable applications include labels, flexible packaging, and paperboard printing and coating. Chamber blades may be supplied with new presses and retrofitted on existing ones.
Chamber doctor blade systems for enhanced flexo performance
Also featured on the stand are other models in the FlexiPrint range: FlexiPrint Basic and FlexiPrint Reservoir, offering high price-performance ratios. These doctor blade systems maximise print quality, efficient ink use, and savings on waste.
FlexiPrint Basic offers high-quality doctoring for anilox rolls from 80mm to 2000mm in width and between 60mm and 400mm in diameter. Suitable for water, solvent and UV-curable inks and coatings, FlexiPrint Basic features TRESU’s patented ‘E-Line’ eccentric clamping system and seals for fast, accurate and easy doctor blade changes, and protection of ink quality.
FlexiPrint Reservoir is designed for water-based and UV coatings. It can be manually filled or used with a pump. The easy-load cassette enables fast colour/coating changes and the patented seals mean that surplus ink can be reserved in the chamber for future use.Information on the carbon fibre MaxiPrint Concept chamber for web widths from 1600mm to 6000mm will also be available.
Ensuring a smooth supply of ink can save time and money and contribute to improved productivity. TRESU is recognised for its ink supply systems, which can be part of the configuration of a new press or retrofitted. Its flagship solution is the F10 iCon system that provides a complete cleaning and ink change cycle in 5 to 15 minutes for standard viscosity inks. Information of the full range of TRESU coating circulation and conditioners for high viscosity inks will be available on the stand.
Flexo Innovator: advanced inline flexographic printing
Information, samples and animations about the TRESU Flexo Innovator flexo printing machine for advanced, high-quality, high-speed packaging production for folding carton board, paper, laminates and metallic substrates will also be available on the stand.
With its customised line configuration and in web widths from 670mm to 1700mm, the Flexo Innovator is able to integrate water-based, solvent and UV-curable inks, as well as value-adding complementary processes, including double-sided printing, gravure coating (double-sided), inkjet, cold foil and lamination. Speeds of up to 800m/minute make the Flexo Innovator an advanced, versatile solution for both short and long-run production.
TRESU is noted for its highly responsive global support network that not only offers technical and sales assistance, but application consultancy to ensure that its customers are maximising their potential in a changing business environment. TRESU Group is represented in India by the distributor, CGSASP Pvt Ltd, based in New Delhi, providing a first point of contact for enquiries, as well as a local source of support and consumable products.
“The labels market in India continues to expand at a high rate, and those businesses that are able to meet both quality and price demands will be those with the most efficient equipment and production workflows,” said Steen Rasmussen, area sales manager, TRESU Ancillary. “Indian label and packaging converters are well positioned to benefit from the rapidly changing market conditions with their ability to respond quickly. TRESU ancillary solutions, like the new FlexiPrint SAVEink chamber and the F10 iCon ink supply system can make a huge difference to a converter’s competitiveness.”