Rotary press combining offset and flexo with sleeves for the greatest printing quality in multiple label or flexible packaging substrates.
Offset printing with removable sleeves is a technology allowing jobs in various offset formats. The sleeve technology makes the format change easy just by removing the plaque and rubber sleeves, thus avoiding paper break. Not only is it easier and quicker, it is also a more economic way to print in various formats. With this new technology, only two light sleeves have to be changed. The sleeve technology, which greatly contributed to the development of flexo printing, is today a reality of the offset world. One the main advantage of the Universal, not mentioning the flexibility of format change and the swiftness of job change, is the inferior cost of the plaques compared to the cost of cliché in flexo and of the roller in gravure. Moreover, the printing quality of the Universal is similar to the one obtained with gravure printing. Thanks to low production costs and fast delivery of the sleeves, short print runs too are more profitable. Its very short manufacturing time of any new type of format allows a huge flexibility. The ergonomic design and the use of light sleeves on the Universal make extremely quick job changes possible. The Universal press offers a complete solution for the different applications, thanks to the development of a new EB dryer which produces very few odors. The press is particularly suitable for manufacturers of flexible packaging and high quality labels. The concept of a hybrid printing press allows the Universal a great functionality and a wide operating field, as well as an easy utilization and a perfect ergonomics. Independently from the sleeve technology for offset, the Universal press offers a great quantity of options such as flexo printing, serigraphy, gravure printing, variable inkjet, hot stamping, lamination, cold stamping, die cutting and sheeter.