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FLEXO Magazine : August 2011
34 FLEXO august 2011 www.flexography.org previously printed offset on solid board, were litho laminated, or used corrugated preprint. “T hey have invested in their presses, prepress, inks, plates, anilox rolls/sleeves and in their board; as well as in educating their staff, and they are reaping the rewards,” he continues. “Now, we are taking things to the next level because with the quality that HQ flexo presses—like our new Masterflex-HD — can deliver, boxmakers will be able to steal even more work from offset.” Creasey says that there is a clear cost benefit to the brand owner of using flexo postprint on corrugated, instead of solid board, litho-lamination or preprinting. “ They get the same quality, but the production process is shorter and easier, meaning lead times are shorter and the product is cheaper.” NEW STANDARD HQ flexo postprint corrugated presses build on the technol- ogy developed for the previous generations of machines. “Research and development engineers have finetuned the capabilities of the machine, but they have also worked with suppliers of key components in the flexo printing process,” explains Creasey. “HQ flexo is a system, and a key element for press manufacturers, like Bobst, is that we work with the suppliers of other components to help optimize the system and push the boundaries of what can be achieved. Yes, the machine is very much at the heart of it, but it is important that we work with the suppliers of anilox rolls, repro systems, dryers, substrates, inks, etc., to make sure that we understand the latest developments in each of their fields. Only in that way can we make the most of the capabilities of the press.” One HQ press can be configured with up to eight print units and can print onto substrates ranging from micro-flute to double-wall. to ensure its quality of output, and in particular to spot defects in the board, Bobst’s Masterflex-HD press comes with the recently launched iQ300 quality control system integrated into it. this system checks every sheet printed by the press and ejects any which do not meet user-set criteria.