Uteco – Demonstration of Gaia digital printer and more at Labelexpo Europe
BELGIUM • At Labelexpo Europe 2017, Uteco launched Gaia, a modular inkjet digital press designed for printing on flexible substrates exhibiting together with ebeam Technologies and INX Digital. Different brands of inks can be used to better satisfy various requests and customer needs. Equipped with EB polymerization technologies, thanks to INX Digital and the recent developments they have made with zero migration food inks, Gaia is suitable for safe food packaging with an eye on maintaining a low environmental impact.
The entry level printing line features a printing speed of up to 25 m/min (82 fpm), 720×360 dpi resolution and the opportunity to highly customize the printing process. Gaia will also be available in a deluxe version, with a printing engine of 1200×1200 dpi, and a speed of up to 100 m/min (328 fpm).
Accoring to the company, the machine is modular and available in different printing widths and will be, in the next development, also suitable for printing with UV and UV LED inks. Though in its first version, the new digital machine will make use of INX Digital’s experience regarding EB inks, in the future, the customer will not be bound to use only these inks.