Flint Group Flexographic Products will introduce the more eco-efficient, thin plate technology with the nyloflex FAB 030 Digital printing plates, which shows its strengths specifically in narrow web printing. The thinner plates offer a myriad of benefits including reduced energy consumption and waste, lower dot gain, less distortion and cupping of plates and faster processing speeds with increased consistency. The nyloflex FAB plates offer outstanding resistance to UV inks and enhanced flexibility to wrap around small diameter printing cylinders.
“To be able to offer the customer a solution that provides increased eco-efficiency, together with the polymer performance of the nyloflex FAB plate, is a winning combination for success” explained Dan Rosen, sales director/national accounts, North America. “We see this as a very viable option for narrow web printers looking for a more sustainable solution in the future.”
In addition to printing plates, Flint Group Flexographic Products will showcase the rotec Label Sleeve, developed specifically for narrow web printing with increased dimensional stability and excellent edge stability. The highly durable sleeve exhibits excellent concentricity under various temperature/humidity conditions and performs well with virtually all plate/tape thicknesses. All types of adapters can be used with the rotec Label Sleeve.
By understanding the full potential of the various narrow web print techniques, Flint Group Narrow Web brings converters optimal combinations to create the most eye-catching and value added label possible.
“We know it’s not enough to provide inks that enable converters to reach award winning print quality – most of our developments today reach beyond this,” said Niklas Olsson, Flint Group narrow web global brand manager. “Flint Group delivers inks of the finest art possible, but more importantly, they provide possibilities for converters to improve their own bottom line profitability as well as improving the converter’s line efficiency, regardless if it’s self adhesive labels, in-mold labels or shrink sleeves. We provide real time solutions through the most innovative ink technologies that excel in performance far beyond the print quality.”
Flint Group Narrow Web will show the latest technologies they have – including some new, very interesting products and some that still are going through the final fine-tuning R&D phase – and, therefore, will be launched at the show.
“We trust our track record of innovations over the last 35 years will inspire converters to find out more about the break-through solutions and milestone innovations when visiting our booth at Labelexpo,” Mr. Olsson added.
The recent introduction of Flexocure FORCE, Flint Group’s latest introduction in UV flexo technology, along with Flint Group’s various coatings for the cast and cure process, can only give a flavor of how Flint Group can provide true value-added ideas for customers.
During Labelexpo Americas, Flint Group will also host the 6th Annual Narrow Web Print Awards Wednesday, September 15 at 4:00 p.m. directly at their stand. This award is dedicated to celebrate the excellence and innovation in the wider world of narrow web printing – honoring those “inspirational” print jobs in the industry. Label converters from all over the world are encouraged to submit sample labels of their choosing for evaluation by a panel of industry judges.