You can print product packaging using label printing technology - you just need the skills. Imagine the business growth potential if you could produce high value, short-run packaging more profitably and offer your clients a broader choice of products. Sound good? You’ll learn how at the Packprint Workshop.
The Packprint Workshop has been developed and hosted in partnership with Nilpeter and Xeikon. During daily workshops in Hall 8 (Stand A05), label converters will discover how to produce packaging. Nilpeter will demonstrate how to print flexible packaging and Xeikon will showcase carton printing. It’s not just for label printers though, package printers should come too – to learn how to meet industry demands and remain competitive. The Packprint Workshop will demonstrate the opportunities in both digital and conventional printing. It will run twice daily for the first three days of the show and once on the fourth day. There is no need to register beforehand, just show up and you’ll be involved!
Each session will run for 30 minutes.
CONVENTIONAL FLEXIBLE PACKAGING
Nilpeter’s FA-4* press, with a web width of 420mm (16.5in) and a top speed of 175m/min (574ft/min), will run various sachet jobs. An innovative sleeve system permits an extra-short web path, with easy loading of tooling and embellishments, while the CLEANINKING system for water-based or UV-cured flexo inks is included, plus quick-lock anilox rolls and the PowerLink control system. Units that add value while minimizing waste include the Quick-Change magnetic die module. It allows fast release of flexible dies, off-press die preparation and easy-load tooling.
Using inks and laminating adhesives from Flint Group’s Flexocure ANCORA range, high performance, low migration UV levels may be achieved when correctly applied to suitable packaging structures. The material is a direct food approved multi-layer laminate from Synthogra. This consists of a polyester layer on the outside, a thin metallization layer in the middle and a polyethylene layer on the inside. After printing, the film is over laminated.
DIGITAL FOLDING CARTON
The Xeikon 3500 press runs this 5-color (CMYK + orange) job at a speed of up to 19.2m/min (63ft/min) with a web width of 516mm (20.3in). The press technology is built on a fully rotary concept with variable repeat length. The Xeikon 3500 has a print resolution of 1200 x 3600 dpi supporting high quality print and very fine microtext. An in-line web varnish module applies a spot water-based varnish as protection and cuts the web in the respective sheet length. The repeat length of the spot varnish can vary from 250mm (10in) up to 1000mm (40in). The sheets are then stacked in a high pile stacker.
Consumables used include print media from Metsä Board and Stora Enso and varnish from ACTEGA. Printed sheets will then be converted on the MBO Maschinenbau stand (A16) in Hall 9, with die-cutting and creasing on a Bograma BSR 550 and folding and gluing using a Herzog+Heymann unit.
Brand Protection Workshop
Following the afternoon demonstrations on the first three days of the show, Xeikon will give a presentation on brand protection. The 15 minute talk will take place at 15.30 and the session aims to provide an overview of the different capabilities in digital print. The presentation will demonstrate how various technologies in print, software and finishing can be used.
Please note: sample folders are available for collection as you enter the show. Job description sheets and samples of all the sessions' printed products will be available in the Packprint Workshop in