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Monday, August 25, 2014

Omet demos expanded press lines at Labelexpo Americas : New 17” XFlex X4 targets the North American market

Labelexpo Americas 2014 is Omet’s 13th consecutive showing in this leading trade show series. And as with all the previous shows, Omet’s booth #3123 will be packed with innovative new products for visitors to see. Omet will debut its XFlex X4 press with 10 colors in an expanded 17” version. This press features Omet’s innovative Vision fully automatic register control system, along with twin servo drives on each printing unit. The extended 17” width for the XFlex X4 family is especially targeted for the American market, where printers can easily accommodate the printing of short and medium runs of labels, along with longer runs of flexible packaging.

Alongside the XFlex X4 press, Omet will also be running a 21” XFlex X6 press, demonstrating its modularity, flexibility, and multi-process capabilities. It can now be configured as a highly efficient combination printing platform incorporating flexo, offset, screen, gravure, hot/cold foil (including platen hot foil/embossing), and laminations. The XFlex X6 press uses lightweight print sleeves and also features Omet’s Vision register control system. At the show, this press will alternate between printing shrink sleeves and self-adhesive materials to show its versatility and highly consistent printing performance.

Omet introduced its JetPlus combination inkjet press at drupa 2012 with the support of its partner Domino. After extensive beta testing, the JetPlus inkjet system is now available for printers around the world. JetPlus is especially suited for high-quality label and package printing with the capability to print on a variety of different substrates. Available in print widths of 13”, 17”, and 21”, the JetPlus can run at speeds up to 164 ft./min. and accommodates water-based and UV inks.

An additional feature available for JetPlus is the ability to incorporate Omet’s innovative Mono-Twin Cut “Tool-Free” variable die cutting system, which further enhances its overall productivity for short- and medium-length production runs. Just snap on the magnetic flexible die (for any label shape or dimension) to the single magnetic cylinder and it’s ready to go.

Omet has also expanded its Varyflex product line to incorporate a 33” wide version. In addition, Omet will soon be releasing sleeved offset print stations for the Varyflex platform. Omet is driven by engineering excellence. Experience it firsthand at Labelexpo Americas.