W&H to launch Novoflex II at Open House

Windmöller & Hölscher will launch its Novoflex II flexographic press along with other new technological developments in flexographic printing, at its renovated printing technology centre in Lengerich, Germany, on 27 and 28 March 2019. 

18 Feb 2019 | By Abhishek Muralidharan

The heart of the advancement made on the printing decks of Novoflex II is the new doctor blade chamber technology

Markus Bauschulte, technical sales director of printing and finishing unit, W&H, said, “The Novoflex II should prove especially interesting for the premium printer. It provides maximum profitably supported by efficient performance, quick job changes and consistently exceptional print quality. The heart of the advancement made on the printing decks is the new doctor blade chamber technology. We believe that these and several other developments on the press will be attractive to our visitors,” added Bauschulte.

At the Open House, W&H will also introduce a compact single port machine for its flagship flexographic press Miraflex II, which has more than 600 installations worldwide.
W&H will provide live demonstrations of both the versions of the Miraflex II, one on the new compact single port version and the other on the established and easy-to-operate dual port version. 

“Shorter job lengths, demanding images, and consistently high-quality print done profitably – demands such as these from flexo printers are increasing. At the Open House, W&H will present solutions for these challenges with new machinery, time-saving processes and new technology,” added Bauschulte.

The Open House also highlight a new technology that delivers high performance for press-ready plates in less than an hour, presented by Kodak Flexcel Solutions along with a direct comparison of the classic CMYK colour separation to multi-colour separation. 

Bauschulte, said, “We’ll show how quickly jobs on such a high-tech press can be changed. Then we will compare the technical and economic aspects of classic CMYK colour separation to multicolour separation.” 

The event will be rounded up by the introduction of new data glasses related services at its Information and Diagnostics Centre (IDZ).

Christian Brönstrup, head of IDZ department said, “Today, more than 80% of all mechanical problems can be successfully resolved remotely. Using data glasses, we are able to create even closer interaction between IDZ, the machine operator and the machine itself. At the Open House, we’ll cover exactly how that works.”