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SPGPrints – New developer-dryer RotaPlate Dev & Dry

New RotaPlate Dev & Dry system for drying RotaPlate nickel rotary screens for narrow web applications(Source: SPGPrints)

THE NETHERLANDS • SPGPrints’ new RotaPlate Dev & Dry system provides a fast, ergonomic and automated means of developing and drying RotaPlate nickel rotary screens, for narrow web applications.

In a cycle lasting between three and four minutes, the exposed mesh is thoroughly washed out with recyclable water, then automatically air-dried without manual intervention. Once the process is complete, the screen is ready for final assembly.

According to the company the new product is four times faster than the manual washing process. Thus RotaPlate Dev & Dry might replace the use of a water-gun. Time savings per cycle are estimated to be up to 12 minutes. Automated developing and drying ensures uniformity of screen quality.

According to SPGPrints the unit, with a 2 m2 footprint, also offers environmental benefits. It includes a water filtering and recycling system, and requires no drainage or exhaust. For use electricity and compressed air are needed. RotaPlate screens can be exposed digitally with the variLEX processor, capable of resolutions of up to 5080dpi.

New RotaPlate Dev & Dry system for drying RotaPlate nickel rotary screens for narrow web applications(Source: SPGPrints)

At Labelexpo Europe 2017 SPG Prints introduced RotaMesh Glitter Screen, a nickel rotary screen suitable for applying glitter, lustre, shimmer and optically variable inks in order to widen the decorative and security options for premium label and packaging design – more details please find in this post. At Brussels Expo also the company’s latest inkjet press Pike 700 UV was previewed – read more in this post.

Rosina Obermayer

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