The Digital Master series – closing the gap between digital and flexo printing!
The Power of ONE
The DIGITAL MASTER series is an extremely future-proof solution because customers can adapt the machine over time to changing application needs and new market trends, which means that when new technologies are released for these platforms, they can be retrofitted onsite, adding even more value while protecting your investment.
ONE press, ONE workflow, ONE operator, ONE supplier, ONE service
‘What makes the BOBST Digital Master series different, is that it is an All-In-One and not Hybrid label printing press,’ explains Kevin Tucker, Label and Narrow Web Product Manager at Beswick Machinery. ‘It has no limitations on modularity; The DIGITAL MASTER series is available in 340 mm and 510 mm print widths in a new design that is based on a fully modular and upgradeable architecture, enabling customers to build their own press and evolve it over time,’ he continues.
The DIGITAL MASTER 340 and DIGITAL MASTER 510 will change the way label production is set up. They provide a fully digitalised and automated production line, from printing to embellishment as well as cutting. The introduction of a 510 mm version adds new opportunities to expand application versatility into larger-sized labels, industrial and chemical markets, wraparound, shrink sleeves and other special applications. The DIGITAL MASTER 510 provides higher production volume but still only needs one operator to run the press.
The developments in label production are moving at a rapid pace, with brand owners looking for converters that have the ability to deliver faster, better and at more competitive prices. In this context, the BOBST All-in-One platform is the perfect solution, as digitally printed labels can be produced in high quality, with exceptional productivity and at lower costs, ranging from short to long runs.
The concept of the DIGITAL MASTER series is to solve customers’ challenges as they attempt to overcome the lack of skilled workforce, while moving to industrial productivity and longer run lengths with digital equipment, while bringing more agility and flexibility to the production floor.
This innovative labeling solution targets the household, industrial and automotive, beverage, healthcare, cosmetics and indirect food markets.
Flexo modules can be included for priming demanding substrates, high-ink coverage jobs for long print runs to save on digital ink, applications with high white coverage or for printing Pantone colours. Available embellishment features include varnishing, tactile and holographic effects, cold foil glue application, UV lamination and security printing. For end-to-end label production, fully automated semi-rotary die-cutting or rotary die-cutting are ready for integration.
Each print, embellishment and finishing module is digitally automated for exceptionally high uptime, low waste and outstanding repeatability regardless of the operator’s skills. Quality control is guaranteed by the inclusion of BOBST ACCUCHECK for 100% inline inspection at full speed. This proven technology checks registration, quality, and colour consistency of digital and flexo print and all embellishments to ensure fault-free production.
Article featured in The GAPP Southern Africa Vol 12 Issue 2