“The MASTER DM5 is our first ever fully digitally integrated hybrid press and represents a new era in the production of self-adhesive labels with totally new standards of productivity and profitability,” said Jean-Pascal Bobst, CEO of BOBST. “BOBST can now offer the full range of digital, hybrid and DigiFlexo solutions, which are perfectly integrated, interchangeable and scalable to all present and future needs.”
The digital print engine inside the MASTER DM5 is made up of Mouvent’s proprietary Cluster Technology – integrating Fujifilm Dimatix Samba print heads. The Mouvent Cluster heads are super compact and simple to change for easy and accessible maintenance and have all-in-one fully integrated inking, conditioning and electronic circuits for the highest print heads reliability.
“Two of the greatest benefits of the MASTER DM5 are its productivity and reliability,” said Federico D’Annunzio, BOBST program manager Hybrid Printing. “It represents a total flexo-digital-converting integration, with non-stop productivity, and the highest press uptime in the industry.
"It prints at speeds of up to 100 m/min at the highest quality, 1.200 x 1.200 dpi. Full digital automation means that only one press operator is needed to print high added value label jobs, in short and medium runs. Job changes on-the-fly, without stopping the press, are possible for flexo, digital, die-cutting and stripping processes. All analog tools (print cylinders, flexible dies) are changed automatically. Waste stripping is also fully automated. Eliminating traditional analog bottlenecks, the MASTER DM5 is the very first digitized ‘non-stop’ label press.”
Ink-on-Demand (IoD) is an optional extra for DigiFlexo print units. It is a solution that replaces conventional inking reservoirs with a single rubber pipe that dispenses 30 grams of ink to the print unit.