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FLEXO Magazine : August 2011
50 FLEXO august 2011 www.flexography.org pared to cassettes, are reduced fivefold. What’s more, their user-friendliness cuts down changeover time and waste. The “Easy-Load” system makes it simple to change job configu- ration, letting you utilize the advantages of different printing techniques in any desired combination. Current, state-of-the-art platforms, equipped with com- puter-aided technologies, enable you to optimize all the vital parameters in the printing process. Finally, the platform itself is extremely sturdy. Weighing 2.5 tons, it delivers maximum stability, while the tooling is lightweight for ease-of-operation and fast changeovers. A digital interface can be established via either a stand- alone unit, built on the sturdy foundation, or incorporated into both flexo and offset presses. Such UV curable, drop-on-de- mand inkjet technology can ensure full integration with other printing technologies. It provides the combination of digital inkjet and conventional printing. Like other platform press options—flexo, offset, gravure— the digital interface represents one of the latest short-run solu- tions for the narrow web industry. Projections point to seam- less integration for future applications, which is contributing to some saying that the modular or platform machine’s agility is attesting to its ability to change the face of mainstream press design. n About the Authors: Torben Rasmussen is research and de- velopment manager and Lars Eriksen is president and chief executive officer, Nilpeter AS. The firm is headquartered in Slagelse, Denwark and maintains a U.S . subsidiary in Cincin- nati, OH. Its “DreamLine” concept takes platform presses to higher levels as it incorporates seamless change between flexo, offset, digital and even gravure processes, while main- taining a common and familiar operator interface. Models adaptable to and included in the ”DreamLine” concept in- clude Nilpeter’s FA (flexo) line, MO offset model, GR4 gravure unit and Caslon inkjet station. The firm is steadfast in its belief that it has delivered “the first truly future-proof press.” the g4 gravure quick-change unit for the MO- , Fa-Line and CasLON is one of the latest, value-added features in Nilpeter’s DreamLine—a collection of presses sharing a common platform. the MO-Line platform integrates sleeve technology and allows configuration of the press to fit any job.