mprint – Gen3 UV inkjet hybrid press at Labelexpo Europe 2017
BELGIUM • The German company recently announced the introduction of the new mlabel Gen3 hybrid UV inkjet press at Labelexpo Europe 2017. The base machine will have a standard mechanical width of 330 mm (13”) but does not have to be outfitted with a print engine of the full print width from the beginning. This will allow a technology implementer to start with a lower cost system and expand the print engine in the future, adding capacity without having to purchase a new machine.
Aside from being equipped with CMYK+W the machine shown at Labelexpo Europe 2017 will offer something else entirely new: the first fully integrated digital cold foiling unit, allowing not only to generate metallic effects on labels and packaging in a single pass, but also to customize these effects with every print. This state-of-the-art module was developed in cooperation with Leonhard Kurz using their Digital Metal UV ink technology. Particularly suited for wine and spirit labels, cosmetics and other high value label and packaging applications, the seamless integration of cold foiling into the digital workflow will give brand owners drastically more possibilities to enhance their products.
While recycling the inks used for purging and flushing the print heads is engrained in mprint’s environmentally friendly commitment, the Gen3 promises true digital hybrid printing by using different print head technologies together. The machine can be equipped with different colour options of the digital print engine – CMYK+W+OV+G plus/or spot colors or spot varnishes, etc. – aside from analog options like flexo print stations, etc.