The closeness of the Milan exhibition grounds where the Converflex exhibition took place, to Bobst Italia’s production plant in San Giorgio Monferrato, always provides the opportunity for show visitors to make the short journey to see live demonstrations of BOBST gravure printing presses and laminators. This latest Converflex was no exception, and Bobst Italia had the pleasure of welcoming over 60 converters during the two days of the Open House.
On its Converflex stand, BOBST treated visitors to a first taste of things to come at the Open House by exhibiting a print unit from one of its most successful gravure press models ever – the Rotomec 4003MP gravure printing press for flexible materials, the same line in demonstration at the Open House.
Gravure printing was, however, just one of the processes visitors to the BOBST stand at Converflex could discuss with the specialists who were on hand, each ready to illustrate the many solutions developed by BOBST to meet the production requirements of packaging manufacturers in the folding carton, corrugated board and flexible materials industries. Also showcased at Converflex was the extensive BOBST range of services, designed to help users achieve optimum production levels, expand their capacity and succeed in their existing, or new, markets.
For converters who made the journey to Bobst Italia’s production plant, the first technology to take center stage was gravure printing. The Rotomec 4003MP gravure press currently in Bobst Italia’s Competence Center is configured for shaftless gravure cylinders. The printing demonstration was built around showing guests the efficiency, and the resulting output quality, of the systems and equipment the press is equipped with – mostnotably its integrated washing system and its Twin Trolley. The demonstration also gave visitors the opportunity to compare print samples taken from the machine at different stages of the run, that is, before and after the colour changes. The samples were then compared using a spectrophotometer, which registered a low “Delta E”, demonstrating the absence of contamination in the colours subsequent to wash-up.
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