Digital printing is a technology which has its place within the label industry – despite the rich variety of opinions. There a quite several challellges all today’s label and packaging printers have to deal with. For this reason, in the second edition of our 2018′ special “Digital Printing today” these articles – among others – inform you about the latest trends in digital label printing: “Inkjet technology for labels – A glimpse under the hood” and “Personalized labels with a metallic look”.
This time, the editorial team of NarrowWebTech reports about:
1. Inkjet technology for labels – A glimpse under the hood
Inkjet printing has developed over the last ten or so years to be an accepted technology for the production of labels for a range of sectors. But what makes inkjet work and how does that affect the decision to invest in which system? In this article we look to strip back the marketing and focus on the nuts and bolts of what drives the latest inkjet printing devices in order to help you make an informed decision on which press suits you best.
2. Personalized labels with a metallic look – A close look at DM-Liner by Leonhard Kurz
DM (Digital Metal)-Liner, a finishing technology developed by the manufacturer of decorative and functional coatings Leonhard Kurz, produces a high-gloss metallic look and its three variants can be integrated into existing processes.
3. Gallus Smartfire – A digital entry level press for label printing
Introduced in late june: The Gallus Smartfire: The four-colour (CMYK) entry level press for digital narrow web label printing uses Memjet printheads with water-based inks with up to 1600×1600 dpi (9 m/min).
4. Océ Labelstream 4000 series
It is Océ’s / Canon’s first press for the label and package printing market: the Océ Labelstream 4000 is a UV inkjet label press which omes with optional flexo printing, embellishment and finishing units. The digital label and package printing press was developed in cooperation with FFEI and Edale.
5. Twenty years of digital label printing – A comment by Durst on the occasion of 20 years NarrowWebTech
Three key technological components have led to the digital label print breakthrough: ink, print head and electronic data-rate. Helmuth Munter from Durst looks back at approximately two decades of technological developments and market trends in digital label printing and highlights several significant milestones.