Un nuovo investimento per la produzione di sleeve e un rafforzamento della collaborazione con ICR sono le novità di Digital Flex a PRINT4ALL
Monza, 7 maggio 2018 – Digital Flex si presenta a PRINT4ALL, Pad. 18, Stand D08/E07 (Milano, 29 maggio-1 giugno 2018), con una strategia a tutto campo nei servizi di pre-stampa per l’industria dell’imballaggio. Oltre alla realizzazione delle lastre Flexo HD Plus® rafforza la produzione di sleeve in elastomero con l’installazione di una linea produttiva nella sede di Monza. Inoltre, intensifica la collaborazione già esistente con ICR Spa (Incisione Cilindri Rotocalco) proponendo una soluzione di pre-stampa multi tecnologica specializzata nell’imballaggio.
“Lavorando con i grandi brand, ricevevamo richieste di fornitura di lastre fotopolimeriche che dessero la stessa qualità in flessografia che veniva raggiunta in stampa rotocalco”, commenta Andrea Vergnano, Senior Executive Vice President di Digital Flex. “Con questa rinnovata collaborazione con ICR, ci proponiamo di dare un servizio completo, lasciando così all’azienda titolare del brand la libertà di decidere con quale tecnologia stampare. Sarà così un grosso vantaggio sia per i brand owner che per gli stampatori di imballaggi, avere un unico interlocutore per tutti i servizi di pre-stampa”.
Il nuovo investimento tecnologico
PRINT4ALL sarà per Digital Flex il lancio ufficiale del nuovo impianto di produzione di sleeve. Verrà installato nella sede di Monza due settimane prima della fiera e permetterà all’azienda di aumentare la propria capacità produttiva. Con questo investimento continua la tradizione di innovazione per mantenere alto il livello tecnologico dell’azienda e la sua competitività commerciale: “Non siamo nuovi alla fornitura di sleeve, sia in fotopolimero che elastomero; la nostra esperienza è iniziata nel settore del round circa 15 anni fa, con una partnership ormai collaudatissima con l’azienda francese Medialliance, dove vengono attualmente prodotte le maniche”, afferma Andrea Vergnano.
La scelta di Digital Flex è caduta sulla Flexostar PrintMaster HYBRID 3.1 della Lead Lasers. La macchina dispone di un doppio laser CO2 e YAG, che consente di produrre sia lastre che sleeve. La risoluzione di 5800 dpi con incisione fino a 85 linee per centimetro la posizionano ad un alto livello qualitativo. La macchina consentirà la produzione di sleeve da un minimo di 260 mm ad un massimo di 3000 mm di larghezza.
Milan, May 2018 – Grafikontrol, leader in manufacturing press controls for the graphic industry, will introduce the whole TQC-360° products family – at PRINT4ALL, Hall 18, stand C08-D07 in Milan from May 29 to June 1 – now enriched with two new components, LYNEX C/S and MATRIX C/S, dedicated to 100% inspection and statistics of coating, varnish, cold seal.
With the TQC-360° products line Grafikontrol strives to present itself as a global partner covering every aspect of the print production by offering products, applications, processes and services aimed at guaranteeing a defect-free printing.
360° Solutions for packaging
At PRINT4ALL all Grafikontrol’s TQC-360° systems of quality control and register control for rotogravure, flexo and offset sectors for packaging and labels will be live demonstrated, using two rotary simulators.
- MATRIX: the web viewing system is an area camera that moves across the web taking high quality snapshots of the whole running web. The 6 Mpixel camera resolution ensures fantastic quality and realistic colour reproduction. MATRIX can be loaded with multiple options such as statistical inspection, delta colour monitoring with ∆E, barcode verification, print repeat monitoring, UV coating visualization and transparent varnish inspection
- MATRIX C/S: it is the new matrix system for simultaneous display of the correct superimposition of the front print with glue or varnish applied on the opposite site (duplex register)
- LYNEX: it is a true 100% inspection system that can be used as a stand alone system or integrated with MATRIX. LYNEX can compare live printing with the PDF file that has been used to produce the printed plates or the gravure cylinders. That provides the operator with the ability to verify if the print matches with the original file
- LYNEX-S: it is a 100% print inspection system for gravure, flexo, offset, dedicated to narrow web and neutral film including all the LYNEX features
- LYNEX C/S: it has been designed to inspect the 100% of the web for coating, varnish or cold-seal on printed or base substrates
- CHROMALAB: in-line real spectrophotometer, to monitor the colour trend of all printed colours; the system provides real time measurement and trends of Spectral curves, Density, dot gain, L*a*b*, ∆E
- PROGREX: a combination of the functions of MATRIX and LYNEX to form a complete tool, that helps the user with each print phase on gravure flexographic and offset presses
- CR33-CR34: register controls for rotogravure and flexographic presses that ensures register stability among colours for the entire production and reduces waste
- PROCHECK: a unique and innovative system for a full defect traceability and removal from printed rolls.
Milano, October 24, 2017 – Grafikontrol, a leading control systems manufacturer for the printing industry, will be present at the fairs for package and printing in October and November in some markets from East to West, to continue its commitment to make known the potential of its products.
PROPAK CAPE – Cape Town, South Africa – 24 to 26 October. The exhibition brings together packaging, printing, plastics, labelling and food processing. Grafikontrol is present through its CAE agent – CERAMIC ANILOX ENGRAVERS – Stand no. E9
ANDINA PACK – Bogotà, Colombia – 7 to 10 November. The most important trade shows in Latin America for converting, printing, coding and packaging for the food and pharma/cosmetics market segments. Here again, Grafikontrol will be present with its CHEMISOLUTIONS S.A.S. agent – Hall 3 stand no. 433
PRINTECH – Jakarta, Indonesia – 15 to 18 November. It’s the new trade fair dedicated to the world of technologies for converting, package printing and labelling. Grafikontrol will be present in the Italian Pavilion, organized by Acimga/ICE – Stand 9507
Milano, October 6, 2017 – Grafikontrol, a leading control systems manufacturer for the printing industry, participated at the latest Labelexpo Europe, attracting great interest in its LYNEX-S 100% label-specific print inspection system, which was showcased on its stand as well as on Lombardi Converting Machinery’s and Omet’s stands.
Milano, 4th July 2017 – Grafikontrol, a leading control systems manufacturer for the printing industry, will be attending Labelexpo from September 25 to 28 in Brussels, to introduce all LYNEX system’s features in label control at stand no. 11D09. LYNEX is part of the Grafikontrol TQC-360° modular platform, developed to provide printers with an overarching solution, which guarantees quality, combining top quality performances with top-drawer support.
Presented for the first time in the label market at Labelexpo 2015, LYNEX is a 100% inspection system of the printed web, that enables automatic detection and classification of every defect. Its ability of continuous full width image inspection with its easy of use have made it in a short time an appreciated and sought after system by label makers.
Thanks to its modern multitasking interface implemented on a 23” high-resolution multi-touch monitor, the operator can analyze the entire format in real time and benefit from automatic detection of both print and media defects. Immediate alarm, when imperfection is detected, eliminates defective material. LYNEX also provides production analysis and data collection.
Monza, 13 aprile 2017 – Digital Flex ha collaborato col Gruppo Plastik per la realizzazione di imballaggi utilizzando il servizio StealthCode® di BeeGraphic, esposti a Index sullo stand Plastik n. 2570. Alla fiera mondiale del Tessuto-Non-Tessuto, i prodotti – sacchetti per pannolini – erano stati realizzati con la rivoluzionaria tecnologia per la comunicazione, promozione e la tutela del Brand.
StealthCode®, basata su tecnologia brevettata non proprietaria, consiste nell’inserimento – nella grafica dell’imballaggio – di un dato univoco, impercettibile all’occhio umano. Il dato può essere letto da qualsiasi dispositivo mobile iOS e Android grazie all’APP gratuita StealthCode®, che si sta rapidamente diffondendo. L’inserimento del codice nella grafica avviene in modalità software, senza alterare la grafica dell’imballaggio e non sono necessari processi di stampa particolari, né inchiostri né applicazioni speciali.
Milan, March 2, 2017 – Grafikontrol has been a leader in the graphics sector for over forty years, always distinguishing itself by its commitment to the development of industrial control systems. All around the world in the publishing and converting markets, the company has seen a significant increase in turnover year over year, above all in the converting and packaging industry. This commercial growth has been married to its technological expertise, factors that together make it the industry leader.
Growth in 2016
The year 2016 ended positively for Grafikontrol, with an increase in turnover of 14% (10% in direct sales to end customers) compared to 2015. “This has been a year packed with trade fairs all around the world,” says Paolo De Grandis, Grafikontrol’s Sales Director and Partner. “In particular, we took part in two of the most important trade fairs, drupa and K. Though they took place within a few months of each other, we met our goals and then some, thanks to the many visitors to our stand.”
More specifically, Grafikontrol has increased sales on the Italian market for new orders of printing machine systems. “In addition, our strong growth has been accelerated by the retrofit sector, especially installations on already operational printing presses. In these situations, adding Grafikontrol’s control systems has shown customers how to increase the quality of finished products and improve the productivity of their existing machines. Many customers have invested in Grafikontrol’s technologies, including the Goglio Group, for one of its plants, and SITITALIA, where Grafikontrol’s control systems are used for the gravure facilities in Pesaro, and the flexographic plants in Padua.”
Milan, December 1, 2016 – The recent participation in Labelexpo Americas was an opportunity for Grafikontrol to verify its position in the US market. Having already operated in the market for 35 years through OEMs and agents, in 2015 Grafikontrol opened an office in the US to handle sales and technical support. Sales have focused primarily in the converting sector and are increasing: today, the US is the second biggest market for Grafikontrol, accounting for around 20% of its turnover.
Grafikontrol Sales Director and Partner Paolo De Grandis identifies the success factors which have led to a 10% year-on-year increase over the past two years: “Following the launch of the new TQC-360° product line, we concentrated on ensuring the continuous training of our technical support personnel, particularly by using a remote connection system and setting up a warehouse with a permanent stock of spare parts to ensure prompt service in case of emergency. This was a crucial factor that was highly appreciated by customers. The direct commercial presence was also an important factor as it conveyed the company’s dynamism and guaranteed its involvement in many industry events, including FTA and GAA (Gravure Association of the Americas), of which Grafikontrol is a member.”
Milan, September 9, 2016 – Grafikontrol is not new to attend K in Dusseldorf and this year, from 19 to 26 October, will demonstrate its LYNEX, MATRIX and CHROMALAB press control systems for application in the manufacturing process of plastics from extrusion to printing at Hall 4, Stand C57. Grafikontrol will also present its CR33-CR34 register colour control systems and the innovative PROCHECK system for waste management, which is currently waiting for its international patent.
Leader in the printing and post-printing industry, where its systems are used for quality control of paper and film production, Grafikontrol wants now to enlarge its application area, adding controls on extrusion process and thus becoming unique global partner covering every aspect of the business relationship with customers by offering highest quality products and services. This is possible thanks to TQC-360° innovative modular platform, developed by Grafikontrol to offer a complete solution that can meet any customer’s need.
New PROCHECK system for print defect traceability and new MATRIX and LYNEX inspection systems achieve success in packaging markets
Milan, June 29th, 2016 – Grafikontrol’s participation at drupa proved to be one of the most successful, with hundreds of visitors from all over the world. Grafikontrol showed its leadership by presenting a complete range of quality control systems centered on the TQC-360° platform. These products offer continuous and complete inspection throughout the printing and post-printing process. These solutions have been adopted by major industry manufacturers including UTECO, Lombardi Converting and Amut Dolci Bielloni who installed the Grafikontrol systems on their printing presses at drupa.
Visitors were particularly impressed with the PROCHECK system, the newest TQC-360° product presented at the show. “This innovative defect tracking system, which is currently patent pending, tracks the exact location of every defect detected during printing and lamination. This information is then sent to the slitting department and allows the operator to remove defects by automatically controlling the machine stoppage. Until now, it was the missing link in the total quality process,” comments Paolo De Grandis, sales director and business partner at Grafikontrol. Regarding the new philosophy adopted in the development of the TQC-360° products, De Grandis elaborated: “it’s a unique solution on the market and an indispensable aid which any efficient pressroom must have.”