Successful field tests for Omet’s digital inkjet unit
Published: 15 August 2014 | No comments yet
Omet’s digital inkjet unit JetPlus has successfully completed the company’s field tests and has now been made available for sale.
Digital inkjet is the latest addition to Omet’s range of technologies available in-line and is the answer to the needs of efficiency in short runs printing and just-in-time deliveries.
The unit’s operating speed and the ability to reduce costs, the combination of digital with flexo and a whole set of finishing and converting solutions will open new frontiers to printers.
After a period of testing the company has approved the sale of the new digital inkjet printing unit. The technology is the result of the cooperation with the Swiss company Domino, provider of the inkjet module, and the work of Omet’s R&D team, which is responsible for its integration into the.
With JetPlus, the company adds another important piece to its multi-technology, multi-substrate, multi-application machine offer, with digital inkjet fitting into it’s in-line printing, converting, finishing and delivery solution package for real all-in-one-pass production.
On the same press line it is possible to add flexo and offset groups, for the printing of pantones and solids, digital for CMYK or pantone printing, cold and hot foil, screen printing for special effects, UV lamination, and die-cutting and embossing. All processes are performed in-line with no need of extra converting work offline.
The unit allows printing and die-cutting at an average speed of 60 m/min thanks with the Monotwin Cut system. In case of variation of the die-cutting shape, the change is carried out with no need to replace the magnetic cylinder or adjust the die-cutting unit.
The addition of digital to the range of available technologies in the company’s catalogue marks another step into its idea of platform combination. Multi-process printing, and overall machine flexibility for what concerns substrate and types of jobs that could be handled, is the direction the company is following to answer the growing needs of worldwide label and packaging printers.
Marco Calcagni, sales and marketing director, said, ‘JetPlus is for converters a flexible, economic, compact solution capable of delivering in one stop the upmost quality, the highest productivity and increased savings of time and waste. Such a technology was still missing in the market and we are confident that converters will take the challenge of all-in-one pass production to improve their efficiency on small to long runs.’