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FLEXO Magazine : August 2012
and consumable costs in comparison to all current flexo plate technologies. Label Vision Systems (LVS®) (Booth #6445), will unveil a new design and enhanced functionality to the LVS® 7500 — a print quality inspection and barcode verifier for thermal and thermal transfer printers. The new design features a user-friendly interface and simplified integration for detailed inspection of labels and individual label elements as re- quired by the user. Built on the powerful LVS® 7000 software platform, the LVS® 7500 functions include master-to-label comparison (blemish detection), barcode verification (1D and 2D), barcode validation (1D and 2D), optical character recognition (OCR), optical character verification (OCV), field matching and number/data validation. DuPont Packaging Graphics (Booth #840) will show- case its new Cyrel® DigiFlow workflow enhancement at this year’s show. Designed to expand the capabilities of digital Cyrel® and digital Cyrel® FAST, this new system delivers superior print quality and productivity. It is a relatively simple and inexpensive modification to the existing line of DuPont exposure units; it adds a chamber that allows the creation of a controlled atmosphere during the main exposure allow- ing one-to-one reproduction of image elements on the plate. DuPont will also display its new digital plate technology—the Cyrel® DSP, the Cyrel® FAST DFP, and the Cyrel® DFR—which helps achieve higher solid ink density while maintaining high resolution, low dot gain and excellent run length. HarperScientific (Booth #401), division of global anilox sup- plier Harper Corporation will be displaying a motorized version of the patent pending Phantom QDTM proofing system. The Phantom QDTM Motorized unit is the latest addition to Harper’s breakthrough family of quick drawndown proofers — the first in the industry with complete portability and utility-free operation. It features a variable speed from 100 to 400 inches per minute and 110-volt power capability. Harper is offering the motorized option on its 800 mm table length Phantom QDTM. All Harper QD systems maintain a constant loading pressure between the proofer and the substrate. By adding a motor to drive the proofer over the table length, Harper now has successfully eliminated another process variable. Anilox supplier, Pamarco Global Graphics (Booth #5624) is showing its high performance engraving technologies, EFloTM, ThermaFloTM and LaserFloTM which are able to provide an unparalleled range of printing possibilities for flexible and corrugated printing. Pamarco Global Graphics manufactures a diverse group of products for the flexo, gravure, offset and embossing mar- kets with a focus on cutting edge technology and superior customer service. At Booth #6115, Allen Datagraph Systems Inc. (ADSI) will launch its iTech CENTRA HS Digital Label System. This complete digital solution built to efficiently manufacture label runs of 1,000-3,000 linear feet (305-915 linear meters) of sub- strate for label converters of all sizes. This digital label system combines the new iTech CENTRA HS Digital Label Printer with the iTech CENTRA HS Digital Label Finisher, introduced in 2011. It’s a complete roll-to-roll solution that fits the needs between tabletop label production and full-scale production — for a fraction of the cost of other digital presses — all with low, ongoing operational expenses. Gallus (Booth #5803) will be unveiling several new features such as automatic register control, hot air drying and sheet delivery to its Gallus ECS 340 following its highly successful launch in 2009. In addition, Gallus is collaborating with the Heidelberg Group companies CERM and CSAT to showcase the job-optimized manufacture of labels in a hybrid produc- tion environment, i.e. with digital and conventional machines and specialized workflow products. Provident Group (Booth #5102) is showing its latest bar- code verification solutions. The growth of 2D barcodes such as QR and Data Matrix has prompted the new TruCheck Optima. This hand-held verifier with a large field of view accommodates the larger QR format. Both 1D and 2D codes can be verified with the unit. Also the new TruCheck 2D UV model will be operating which is capable of verifying invisible 2D bar codes that are visible only under UV light. The TruCheck 2D UV is the first commer- cially available hand-held 2D barcode verifier for invisible barcodes used in security applications, such as track and trace. The new barcode verifier incorporates UV wavelength LEDs and a UV sensitive CCD camera. HP Indigo (Booth #3223) will demonstrate new offerings for the industry ’s best-selling digital labels and packaging solution, the HP Indigo WS6600 Digital Press—a high-volume narrow web solution for producing any kind of labels, sleeves, tags, flexible packaging, tubes, and folding cartons with full flexibility. Using the new Enhanced Productivity Mode, the press produces the vast majority of label jobs with the industry ’s new benchmark in quality at a record speed of 130 linear feet per minute, delivering the industry ’s highest digital crossover point versus flexo. Roland (Booth #6412) will be displaying its newest, most advanced inkjet printers and printer/cutters for labels, pack- 84 FLEXO august 2012 www.flexography.org Labelexpo of the americas is always well attended, as evidenced by traffic at the Mark andy booth in 2010.