Traditional analog narrow format label presses have been configured to be modular, allowing the flexibility to print or convert labels based upon each individual job’s unique needs. This provides the printer the ability to print up to six print processes as well as convert in-line using job-specific criteria: embossing, varnishing, lamination, foil application, imprinting, special chemistry application, and other job-specific requirements.
The increasing demand for shorter and medium run lengths to incorporate variable data and customized designs has added new digital press solutions to the mix. However, these have traditionally been “standalone” press stations, reducing the flexibility printers want. The evolution to new digital hybrid inkjet press technology that seamlessly connect with flexo and finishing stations, without any compromise in productivity or image quality, offers new versatility and business building opportunities for narrow web printers.
Conventional Flexo Press Setup
Standard Digital Press Setup
Digital Hybrid Press Setup
How Hybrid Digital Dominates the Short to Medium Run
What The Experts Say
“…the whole overriding benefit of the modular architecture is that you can have complex multiple print and conversion stages allowing you to produce a finessed sector/customer-specific label, but with all the economic advantages of a single in-line process.”