Flexographic Printing - Narrow Web
During Labelexpo this week, Xeikon is participating in the Flexible Packaging Arena and presenting its new fleXflow for stand-up pouch production, which is one of four of Xeikon’s full production lines at the show.
AstroNova has launched the TrojanLabel T2-L, the world’s first narrow-web digital flexible packaging press. Customers can see and test the new T2-L for the first time at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Labelexpo Europe 2019.
Demonstrating just how visually appealing flexographic wine label production can be, Labeltronix wowed the judges in the 2019 Packaging Impressions Excellence Awards with the label it produced for Katya Vineyards' Annadoll Red Wine Blend. The spectacular printing and embellishments on the label earned it second place overall in Best of Show.
Mark Andy will be showcasing a variety of new products at Labelexpo Europe 2019, including the two digital presses that comprise its Digital Pro line, along with the Digital Series HD hybrid platform, and the company's latest developments in flexographic label printing.
Demonstrating its impressive high-end flexographic printing capabilities, Anaheim, Calif.-based Labeltronix received second place in Best of Show in the 2019 Packaging Impressions Excellence Awards for the label it produced for Katya Vineyards' Annadoll Red Wine Blend.
Flexo Wash has unveiled its latest plate washer — the PW 62. With the ability to clean plates up to 24˝, the mid-size plate washing platform can be put to use by narrow-web printers who are making a move into mid-web.
Replacing the former EF lines, MPS's next-generation flexo press technologies, the EFS and EFA, provide increased flexibility and ease of operation. The multi-substrate presses are designed to print labels and flexible packaging on a wide variety of materials.
Labelexpo Europe 2019 will mark the debut at a major international trade fair for Miraclon — the new home of KODAK FLEXCEL Solutions — as an independent company. The event will see the European launch of the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Ultra Solution, which provides plate makers with another way of producing a KODAK FLEXCEL NX plate.
Label printers with modern narrow-web presses are exploring growth strategies in flexible packaging and shrink sleeves, but companies that want to expand into these emerging segments should be prepared to do some homework.