BIELEFELD, Germany , Oct. 16, 2019 (Press Release) -BOBST today announced the launch of a brand-new CI flexo press. The VISION CI is designed to deliver the most efficient performance for all production lengths on a wide range of substrates.
Fast to setup and change over, it features technical innovations and automation that ensure repeatable process consistency, minimum waste and easy manufacturing. It is ideal for converters looking to add a powerful and reliable production tool to their operation.
The announcement comes during two major events for BOBST in Germany, both taking place from 16 to 23 October – the K 2019 tradeshow in Düsseldorf, a traditional launchpad for many visionary developments and ground-breaking innovations over the years – and an Open House event at BOBST’s Competence Center at Bobst Bielefeld, where attendees will be able to see the VISION CI in operation.
“With the VISION CI, BOBST has truly delivered on its vision for the future of CI flexo press printing,” said Mark McInulty, Managing Director CI Flexo Printing. “It combines the very latest cutting-edge technology with the highest manufacturing standards at the best price/performance ratio, putting premium print quality, reliability and highest standards of efficiency at the fingertips of converters everywhere.”
The VISION CI is available as an initially 8-color press and provides consistent and repeatable printing quality with solvent-based and water-based ink printing, on a wide range of substrates types and thicknesses. What’s more, it has a compact and ergonomic, modular design, making installation and set-up very easy.
“From the moment the machine arrives, it can be installed and ready to print at the site in a matter of four weeks,” said Mark McInulty.” Its compact dimensions will save valuable space, and its smart ergonomic design will ensure the operator a convenient, intuitive and fast operation. The VISION CI will bring outstanding accuracy and repeatability of performance in terms of output quality and waste-saving operation to a wider number of flexible packaging printing operations.”
The VISION CI also brings sustainability benefits. It contains ‘smartHEAT’ technology, which enables the machine to use its own heat as an internal and useful energy source, while its ‘smartCLEAN’ technology saves on ink and solvents. Furthermore ‘smartKEY’ and ‘smartSET’ will maximize machine productivity through minimizing job set-up time and material waste.
Sustainability is a major focus of K 2019, the world’s number one trade show for plastics and rubber. For those attending, the BOBST Stand can be found in Hall 4 at A39. Meanwhile, the Open House at Bobst Bielefeld provides an opportunity for the company to demonstrate its latest innovations in flexible packaging, including the VISION CI.