GEW/Bobst – Etygraf with new LED UV flexo press with LED UV curing system
SPAIN • Etygraf installed a new Bobst M4L flexo printing press fitted with an LED UV curing system by GEW. Aim of the new installation is to boost efficiency and curing performance. According to the company it is one of the first narrow web presses fully equipped with LED UV curing in Europe.
In 2016 Etygraf installed the new flexo label printing system with eight printing/coating stations complementing three existing Gidue (now Bobst) flexo machines also fitted with GEW UV systems. The new machine is based on a 400 mm (15.74”) wide Bobst M4L printing press and able to print eight colours or coats in a single pass.
Etiquetas y Gráficas, SL (Etygraf) is based in Sueca not far from Valencia, Spain. The printing methods used are aqueous and UV flexo printing, UV screenprinting and digital offset printing. The company– according to production manager Salvador Mateu – mainly prints and coat self-adhesive white and clear PP and paper labels with two-face versions at speeds of up to 120 m/min (393 fpm
Etygraf opted for a GEW UV system, consisting of eight LW1 high power LED UV lampheads with hybrid RHINO power supplies. The decision in favour of the GEW UV system was due to Etygraf’s desire that larger investments only go into futureproof high performance technologies. The ability of combined LED and arc UV hybrid operation whenever required by the ink formulation was a important point.