Grafisk Maskinfabrik – Finishing systems launched at Labelexpo
USA • The Danish company demonstrated a new DC330Mini converting machine with an integrated Trojanlabel inkjet unit and a supergloss/cold foil feature. According to Grafisk Maskinfabrik, the integration of an inkjet unit provides users with an economic entry into digital markets. For Uffe Nielsen, CEO, this is the reason that they received 30 leads on the first day of the show.
The DC330Mini can also be set up as an in-line extension to a digital label printing system, allowing the web to continue directly into the converter from the digital press. It can also be used as an off-line converting and finishing unit for jobs from other digital or conventional presses. It can even function as a press for specialized value-adding production. As an all-in-one system, the DC330Mini features varnish, semi-rotary die-cutting, slitting and dual rewind. Optional spot varnish, cold foil, lamination, in-line buffer, corona, web cleaning, back-scoring and razor slitting are also available.
Also launched at the show, GM’s SmartCoat incorporates inkjet varnish technology into the company’s existing converting units. It allows high creativity in spot varnish, according to the company. Also on display has been the DC330FB combo print converting line with screen and hot foil embossing, which is designed for the production of high quality wine and spirits labels. The machine on the show floor was bought on day one of Labelexpo Americas by Israel-based converter Peerprint.
Also on display was the DC330 Hybrid conventional and laser die-cutting system with automatic job change, and world premiere of a new “zero waste” system. The company also demonstrated its versatile automatic knife box that supports both razor and shear knife, plus a large magazine with 16 knives. The automatic knife box is now retrofittable on any digital finishing line.