Single-pass double coating on digitally printed folding cartons

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Single-pass double coating on digitally printed folding cartons

March 03, 2015 - 12:55

TRESU Group opens new possibilities for folding carton converters with the launch of the TRESU iCoat 30000 TWIN that applies two coats of varnish to digitally printed folding cartons, inline in a single pass.

Designed for inline integration with the HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press, TRESU iCoat 30000 TWIN includes two flexo units capable of applying spot, partial or full surface coating immediately after the printing stage. The result is a seamless single-pass sheet-fed print and coating operation, resulting in efficiencies in logistics, material waste, setup time and handling.

Søren Maarssø, chief operating officer, TRESU Group, comments: “The iCoat 30000 TWIN’s double flexo stations provide an effective way of enhancing functionality and aesthetic impact, with multiple combinations of UV-curable and water-based coating, in a single process.”

Combination varnish printing with the TRESU iCoat 30000 TWIN opens numerous creative opportunities. Examples of possible effects include a double full-surface coat for extra protection; juxtaposing matte with high-gloss; or combining full, spot or line effects, thus creating contrast or adding vividness to an underlying color.

“The coater is an ideal complement to a digital workflow for high-end applications in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, luxury food and drinks, and retail promotional packaging, especially where short runs, variable data, unique versions or personalization are required,” adds Mr. Maarssø.     

Capable of running 5000 sheets / hour on board substrates between 180g/m² (121.6 lb) and 500g/m² (337.8 lb), TRESU iCoat 30000 TWIN also features corona treatment, quick-change sleeve technology and the ability to switch from UV to aqueous varnish within a few minutes.

The TRESU iCoat 30000 TWIN makes its global début at the forthcoming DscoopX, Washington DC, USA, 5 - 7 March 2015.

About TRESU Group

TRESU Group is a highly specialized company offering flexible, customized solutions of flexo printing machines and ancillary products for flexo and offset printing. TRESU Group has over 30 years of experience and expertise in the development and production of engineered solutions for the package print converter. With more than 98% of the production being exported, TRESU Group is a strong player on the global market. TRESU Group has production facilities in Denmark, Lithuania and the USA, and an international agency network providing round-the-clock, local support and know-how.


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