IPEX 2002 — Products

Flint Ink debuted its Gemini hybrid UV ink system for sheetfed printing. The ink’s cross-linked polymer finish is said to provide high surface integrity and resist heat, chemicals and abrasion. It reportedly enables printers to achieve sharp wet traps between printing stations, while utilizing minimal UV lights for curing. Process color and PANTONE ink sets are offered, and can be used on paper, label, foil, film, plastic and board substrates. Write in 386 on Reader Service Card

Gämmerler Corp. introduced the PowerLift semi-automated palletizing system, which enables operators to pick up multiple bundles at one time with minimal lifting force. The device is said to reduce worker requirements by 50 percent while costing considerably less than fully automated systems. It minimizes the strain of heavy lifting and the need for repetitive bending, thereby cutting down on worker injuries. The system also achieves tight pallet patterns for improved handling. Write in 387 on Reader Service Card

The Acoro A7 perfect binder from Muller Martini extends the capabilities of the product family. The 7,000 cph binder handles book thicknesses from 3-60mm, spine lengths from 140-430mm and widths from 100-320mm. Automatic signature thickness measurement (ASAC) is standard and ASIR (automatic signature control) is optional. Settings can be pre-programmed using the touchscreen or via the central data entry link to a PC. Available gluing stations include hot-melt, PUR and PVA systems. Write in 389 on Reader Service Card

Hard-copy originals now can be sent to Océ digital printing systems with the introduction of its Scanstation 650 unit and DocSetter application. The automated scanning system has a 600 dpi output resolution and maximum scan speed of 54 ipm in simplex mode and 41 ipm in duplex mode. After scanning into DocSetter, materials can be stored as a library of images to be included in applications, or submitted to a Prisma production server for printing. Write in 391 on Reader Service Card

Related Content