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The UV Digital Flexo press for food packaging
M6 LINE – Printing Press for Food Packaging
M6 line, the press which changes the future of Flexible Packaging. A combination of in-line UV Flexo, REVO Digital Flexo and the new revolutionary V-Flower print unit allow for job change overs literally in 1 minute, "on-the-fly" without stopping the press, with up to 95% press up-time. The most productive press to economically produce ultra-short up to mid runs. A new Flexible Packaging job can literally start production in 1 minute, with the highest print quality ever. And the highest health safety for the final consumer, also for food packaging.
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“DIGITAL” REVOLUTION, FOR UNLIMITED SUBSTRATES
M5 LINE For Labels and Flexible Packaging
M5, the "unlimited substrates" press. BOBST Digital Automation™ concept transforms flexo printing and die-cutting into a "digital" process. A "digital work flow" with integrated printing and converting technologies allows for 10 meters of waste and 1 minute for each job change, the highest quality consistency, and the lowest operating costs. A true "digital" revolution for the Labels and Packaging industry.
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The perfect press to print with excellent register quality
M4 in line flexo press
The most effective printing press line in BOBST portfolio, M4 takes the advantages of Digital Flexo™ and Excellence™ technologies with the simplest and most durable semi-servo electronic drive. M4 line introduces new accuracy standards in servo controls and in manufacturing, to achieve excellent register quality and stability, to eventually print extended 7 colour gamut with perfect registration, at all speeds. M4, M5 and M6 presses share the same technology platform to perform the full BOBST Digital Automation program.
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We offer the best machines for label printing in the industry.

Our digital printing equipment is high end technology performing best for your label printing. Short web path on over-dimensioned chilled drums for “positive” web transportation and accurate temperature control on most “delicate” substrates. Also LLDPE can be printed, as well as 15 microns BOPP, alufoil and cartons, on the same press, with excellent register stability.
No VOCs, totally inexistent risk of fire, explosions on press or in the company due to ink solvents etc. No solvent recovery etc. Very limited safety constraints.
Ink can be stored in non-explosion proof rooms.
Easy and fast press installation or move anywhere in the production site - easy press relocation. Clean working environment, without solvents in the air - no odours.

M6 line, the press which changes the future of Flexible Packaging. A combination of in-line UV Flexo, REVO Digital Flexo and the new revolutionary V-Flower print unit allow for job change overs literally in 1 minute, “on-the-fly” without stopping the press, with up to 95% press up-time. The most productive press to economically produce ultra short up to mid runs. A new Flexible Packaging job can literally start production in 1 minute, with the highest print quality ever. And the highest health safety for the final consumer, also for food packaging.
  • Short web path on over-dimensioned chilled drums for “positive” web transportation and accurate temperature control on most “delicate” substrates. Also LLDPE can be printed, as well as 15 microns BOPP, alufoil and cartons, on the same press, with excellent register stability
  • No VOCs, totally inexistent risk of fire, explosions on press or in the company due to ink solvents etc.
  • No solvent recovery etc. Very limited safety constraints. Ink can be stored in non-explosion proof rooms
  • Easy and fast press installation or move anywhere in the production site – easy press relocation
  • Clean working environment, without solvents in the air – no odours
  • No need to wash the print units during shift changes, the ink stays in the tray without evaporating, for days
  • Exceptional print quality, up to 80 lines per cm/200 lines per inch, and more
  • No need of highly skilled operators due to the simplicity of the UV Flexo process
  • Very user-friendly operations, print unit open from the top, same comfortable low operating level on all print units, and extremely easy to access print unit, with simple ink changes, sleeve changes etc.
  • High print quality stability (UV ink does not dry on the printing plates) during mid and long runs
  • Easy repeatability of PMS colours

UV Track ™: the only first automated system in the Flexible Packaging industry which tests and tracks the ink curing safety directly on the substrate, while printing and not after printing. Ink safety of each printed meter of Packaging is certified on-line, instantly, while the press is running. And the ink safety certificate for the whole printed roll is available immediately. One of the safest health protection technology today available, for the food packaging consumers.

BOBST premieres the M6 Digital Flexo press at drupa 2016. With specific configurations for folding carton and flexible packaging production, the M6 offers high productivity and low running costs.

Erik Bothorel, Head of BOBST Business Unit Web-fed says, “Digital Flexo is one of the most innovative printing technologies in our industry. It delivers “digital” flexibility in production and the lowest total cost of ownership. At drupa, BOBST has introduced specific features that make Digital Flexo perfect for the production of folding cartons and flexible packaging. It reinforces that we are leading innovation in technology designed for manufacturers in these industries.”

Maurizio Trecate, Sales Director of the BOBST Inline Flexo Product Line, says, “The packaging industry is increasingly focused on total cost of ownership. Digital Flexo represents a revolutionary opportunity for packaging producers. In a few minutes they can carry out a complete job change-over with just a few meters of waste. This is unique. Digital Flexo produces packaging at high speeds, with low costs in both inks and maintenance. It is a flexible printing process, perfect for short and long runs. Folding carton and flexible packaging converters will get substantial advantages from this technology.”

Drupa 2016 is the venue for the world premiere of the M6 Digital Flexo in-line UV press, which features nine-color UV flexo printing and a 670mm web width. For the folding carton industry a new converting section with automatic de-curler and a final sheeter with high pile delivery is being shown in-line with the Digital Flexo printing units. For the flexible packaging industry new non-stop unwinders and rewinders are available in-line with the Digital Flexo units.

Also introduced by BOBST at drupa 2016 is the new UV-TrackTM technology for food packaging production, which confirms UV flexo technology as one of the safest printing processes. The exclusive UV Track technology records the curing of each meter of printed substrate, making UV flexo fully compliant with the strict safety requirements of food packaging supply.

Matteo Cardinotti, Head of BOBST In-line Flexo Product Line, says, “Folding carton converters are surprised by the total flexibility and high printing quality of the Digital Flexo process. And by using their existing BOBST sheet-fed converting equipment, they have no additional tooling costs. They can greatly reduce their running costs due to the lower waste with Digital Flexo and to the lower cost of purchasing reels of cartonboard instead of sheets, which can deliver a 5 to 10% saving. At the same time, flexible packaging converters are increasingly choosing UV flexo as their preferred printing method because of its consistency and its high printing quality. With Digital Flexo they gain unprecedented flexibility in their workflow, plus the lowest set-up times in the industry.”

Every day of drupa 2016, the M6 Digital Flexo press will run three demonstrations dedicated to folding carton converters and three for flexible packaging converters. Each will show fully automatic job changeovers in less than one minute with just a few meters of waste.

No need to wash the print units during shift changes, the ink stays in the tray without evaporating, for days.

Exceptional print quality, up to 80 lines per cm/200 lines per inch, and more. No need of highly skilled operators due to the simplicity of the UV Flexo process.

No need of highly skilled operators due to the simplicity of the UV Flexo process. Very user-friendly operations, print unit open from the top, same comfortable low operating level on all print units, and extremely easy to access print unit, with simple ink changes, sleeve changes etc. High print quality stability (UV ink does not dry on the printing plates) during mid and long runs. Easy repeatability of PMS colours.

BOBST Digital Flexo process
BOBST M1 Inline Flexo
BOBST M6 Inline Flexo
BOBST M5 Inline Flexo

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