With nearly an eight-figure investment in technology and infrastructure, the installation of a Bobst Masterflex HD with a print format of 2100 x 1300 mm
(8-unit format) with seven or six ink units and one coating unit will be started in October 2012.
Resource-efficient technologies and cost savings for customers
The equipment stands out for the highest print and production quality and also its resource-saving technology.
Items that are today partly implemented in pre-print can be implemented in flexo post-printing in the future with this high-performance machine, which will become operational by year end. This will reduce lead times and the costs involved in the prepress process.
Highest Print quality - hardly different from Offset printing
The Masterflex-HD from Bobst is the latest generation of high-end flexo printing presses for corrugated board and solid board using fine anilox rolls.
For the configuration of the machine, the STI group has chosen components that enable a print quality that was previously unheard of in flexo post-printing with a screen width of 65L/cm on coated outer surfaces.
Only experts can tell the difference from offset printing. The equipment also provides high sharpness of detail and depth of field for photo-realistic images. The Masterflex-HD also opens up new possibilities for printing brown outer surfaces. Finishing processes such as spot coating and thus attractive matt-gloss effects are also possible in one printing pass.
As the STI Group already has a Bobst Mastercut and a Masterflex in 8-unit format at the Alsfeld plant, a complete production line is now available for the growing market for large-sized packages, stacked trays and logistic displays, which also enables printing on the inside in one process step.