Offset Printing - Web
Packaging markets are changing and offset lithography is changing in step with them. Thanks to a steady progression of R&D-driven advancements, the process is as versatile as ever and playing an important role in label and packaging applications.
All American Label recently installed a combination offset and flexo press, the Nilpeter MO-4. Self-described as a one-stop-shop for customers, CEO Brad C. Brown says the MO-4 is ideal for the flexibility his company needs.
Two major web offset press suppliers have announced their intent to combine their complementary businesses. Goss International and manroland web systems are expected to complete a merger of their printing press businesses by mid-2018.
All American Label, a label printer with facilities in Dublin, Calif., and Memphis, Tenn., has added a new Nilpeter MO-4 offset press and plans to install a second by December. The addition of the MO-4 will assist the company in serving the wine and spirit markets.
At PRINT 2017, TRESU Group will present its ancillary solutions for automating ink logistics and temperature control in flexo and offset printing situations, together with complete coating systems for integration with sheetfed digital packaging and commercial printing lines.
OMET will unveil its new Varyflex V4 Offset press at an upcoming open house, held March 20-21 at OMET's headquarters in Lecco, Italy. The press is the only solution in the entire mid-web market with fully automatic offset technology by sleeve.
Goss's Embedded Color Bar Control Technology enables packaging converters to embed the color bar, used for controlling color, registration and ink on the printed substrate, into the image on a label or packaging design.
Goss International has partnered with DG press Service, a web offset and service specialist. Through the partnership, Goss has acquired DG press' Thallo product line for flexible packaging.
Under the theme "Achieving More Together," Goss International will highlight its innovative approach to industry partnerships at drupa 2016. Goss will also be showcasing its product range, including the Goss Sunday Vpak press.