Eminence Business Media

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Gidue proudly pioneers the Digital Flexo technology

Nowadays, in the constantly demanding labels and packaging market, where customers persistently ask for the best quality, efficiency and profitability, Gidue has introduced a visionary concept for the flexographic printing: the Digital Flexo technology.

Everything started in 2005, when Gidue first industrialized the Print Tutor model, applied first to the mid-web and offset multi-process machines and then (March 2010) to the flexographic ones. From that starting point, the evolution went on with the Digital Flexo technology, introduced for the first time in September 2011, at the Label Expo Bruxelles. On that occasion, Gidue proposed a new vision for the labels and packaging industry, made of flexographic presses with fully automated print pressure and lateral and cross register. For the first time, in the narrow-web flexo industry, the press automatically runs the printing process, substituting the operator (also of the less technically skilled one) hands and eyes: HD digital cameras (Print Tutor™) set on each printing unit “read” and manage the print pressure, the colour density and the image register, servo-adjusting them, in order to achieve superior printing outcomes.

With the introduction of the Digital Flexo, the machine ensures higher printing quality and significant waste reduction (less than 20 meters for the 8 colours set up), since everything is digitalized; this allows the press operator to better focus on achieving the best outcomes, also during operational production phases (such as speed and roll changes).

Thus, a Digital Flexo press is also able to avoid mistakes in file management. With this absolutely innovative expertise, Gidue reconfirms its technological leadership in the flexographic scenario. Digital Flexo is the future for flexographic printing in the label and packaging industry, especially in terms of waste and production time reduction, providing incomparable and unprecedented quality standards.

Nuova Gidue is a manufacturer of printing and converting machines, providing exclusive technology for the Label and Packaging industry. Most technologies are developed by Nuova Gidue in cooperation with the end-users to manufacture original solutions for long-term profitability and innovation. Since 1999 Gidue has provided the Label and Packaging industry with innovative solutions that have set new standards in productivity.

Nuova Gidue‘s product range includes solutions for the label industry such as combination presses and finishing solutions for Offset, Flexo, Gravure, Screen, Digital, Hot Stamping, Cold Foil, Embossing, Label and Carton Die-Cutting, Sheeting, Perforation and others. Most of the processes are interchangeable. For the flexible packaging industry Nuova Gidue offers substrate solutions such as  aluminium foil for yoghurt lids, laminated tubes for tooth paste and cosmetics, sausage skins, shrinkable sleeves, ROSO, wrap-around, stand-up pouches, IML, PE 20 M PET 12 M, PA, PVC, BOPP, aluminium foil 12 m etc. Lamination solutions complete the product range with in-line solventless, hot-melt, pre-adhesive lamination.

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