Nuova Gidue – FTA Technical Innovation Award
USA • Nuova Gidue announce that its Digital Flexo Excellence project is the winner of the 2015 FTA Technical Innovation Award. On the 3rd May, the FTA Awards honoured companies and individuals who have made significant contributions to the flexographic industry in terms of printing excellence and technical innovation. Held as part of FTA Forum and Info*Flex 2015, the formal presentation of the award took place at the annual awards banquet in Nashville, Tennessee.
Digital Flexo Excellence is a system of technologies developed to make the workflow, set-up and run of a flexographic press fully automated and digital. These presses are designed to deliver high productivity, costs reduction, flexibility and consistent quality, with digital efficiency, repeatability and ease of operation. Print and die-cutting cylinders are exchanged non-stop, on-the-fly, fully automatically without stopping the press. A digital camera and eight servo motors on each print unit substitute the eyes and the fingers of the operator with digital eyes and digital fingers, performing fully automated print pressure and register control. With faster changeover times, higher press up-time, and minimum waste, it projects flexography into a new era in the Label and Packaging industry, challenging Digital printing on quality, efficiency and profitability also in micro and short runs.
Founded in 1958, the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) is the world’s leading professional society dedicated to the advancement of the flexographic printing industry. The Technical Innovation Awards have been founded to celebrate innovations and excellence in Flexo industry and over the years it has become a most reputed global award, judged by important experts in flexo technology.