Bobst and Mouvent set to mark Labelexpo Europe 2019 with new digital solutions

By 17 Jun 2019

Bobst and Mouvent are set to reveal four digital production process across a digital native press, equipped with water-based inks, a new world premiere UV/Flexo hybrid printing machine and a DigiFlexo press at the Labelexpo Europe Europe which will take place from 24-27 September 2019

Mouvent at Labelexpo Europe 2017 - Launch of LB 701 UV and LB 702-UV label presses

The digital production processes include Ink-on-Demand (IoD), highly automated liquid (HAL), and DigiColor. The IoD inking system replaces conventional inking reservoirs with a single rubber pipe that dispenses 30 grams of ink to the print unit; HAL is an off-line ink mixing station for producing Pantone colours from 14 basic inks, and contains only one pump performing a pipette-style action to measure out the very small amounts of colour needed; while DigiColor is an inline “closed loop” colour system that enables digital colour adjustment to the target Delta E values during printing, at any speed, on any substrate, with any operator.

“We have recently revealed several truly ground-breaking innovations that will set new standards helping converters and brand owners improve time-to-market, guarantee colour consistency and food packaging safety,” said Federico D’Annunzio, Bobst program manager hybrid printing.  “It’s really exciting to bring these latest innovations together in one place, so attendees will be able to see for themselves the difference these innovations make, and the impact they could have on their own businesses.”

Bobst will unveil for the first time a new hybrid flexo press with Mouvent digital technology, which the company said, is the best combination of digital and DigiFlexo printing.

Bobst has claimed that the three innovations have paved the way for a new hybrid flexo with Mouvent digital technology inside, which is the best combination of digital and DigiFlexo printing and will be unveiled for the first time at Labelexpo.   “The hybrid is associated with total flexibility in high added value labels, with extremely short job setup and fast return on investment. It will be the most digitally automated press in the labels market, with the highest print quality and productivity. It opens a new era in the production of self-adhesive labels with totally new standards of productivity and profitability,” said D’Annunzio.

Other machines on display include the M5 IoD/DigiColor, LB702-WB digital label printer from Mouvent; the M1X inline UV flexo press; and the M6 press, which will feature on the Flexible Packaging Arena in Hall 11A50.

Visitors to Labelexpo can hear all about Bobst Services, which, Jean-Pascal Bobst, CEO of Bobst said, provide converters and printers with solutions that help them to optimise productivity and quality while reducing downtime and environmental impact.

“This really is the complete package,” said Bobst. “The new solutions on display at Labelexpo set completely new standards to help converters and brand owners improve time-to-market, guarantee colour consistency and food packaging safety. At Bobst, we never stop innovating, and this year’s event will be a very clear reflection of that philosophy. We look forward to seeing everyone in Brussels.”

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