MPS brings viable hybrid printing to Labelexpo Americas
At this year’s Labelexpo Americas, MPS Systems North America returns to show visitors the key to future profitability with the EF SYMJET digital/flexo hybrid solution on MPS booth 911.
The EF SYMJET innovative hybrid press combines the stability of the existing MPS EF flexo platform with the integrated well-proven Domino N610i inkjet engine, allowing converters to combine flexo and digital printing as well as converting, all in one pass.
Live demonstrations of a 13-colour flexo/inkjet press
With 13 colours (6-colour flexo, 7-colour inkjet), the EF SYMJET will feature a unique operator-controlled demonstration by MPS Hybrid Printing Specialist Hans Poortinga who will simultaneously operate and present features of the solution, to show how simple it is to operate.
For the ultimate in print image quality, plate roller technology for the flexo units, developed specially for the North American market, will also be a feature of this hybrid press.
Hans Poortinga commented: “The biggest advantage of hybrid printing, beside the lower turnaround time, is the opportunity to combine flexo and digital colours, converting and finishing — all in one pass. A hybrid press gives you the opportunity to print a complete label, all in-line bringing numerous key benefits: lower operator costs, less waste, increased logistical efficiencies and more.”
Hybrid printing: the key to future profitability
As customer demands are for shorter runs with greater variation, the new hybrid MPS EF SYMJET provides an alternative option that is both flexible and affordable. The established flexo press and proven digital system can be combined and used integrated in-line or separately to work offline.
Designed for multilayered label and flexible packaging printing (from thin unsupported film to thick carton board), the press offers all possible in-line converting options, including multilayer label production, die-cutting, lamination and varnishing.
“The EF SYMJET hybrid flexo inkjet solution makes the impossible, possible — it provides converters with a range of new print potential and combines the best of conventional and digital technology, as well as operator focus that MPS is known for,” commented Eric Hoendervangers, Global Sales & Marketing Director at MPS.
See a demonstration of the EF SYMJET on the MPS booth (Hall A, stand 911) and also watch the EF 430 fully automated flexo press running shrink sleeve production in the North American debut of Automation Arena (Hall F).