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Bobst unveils new flexo solution for corrugated board

Bobst has unveiled Très Haute Qualité (THQ) FlexoCloud, a major leap forward in post-print flexo, at a technical seminar.

Graphilabel developed the technology, which is a very easy-to-use flexo solution for corrugated board.

At the seminar, which took place between 28 March and 13 April this year at Bobst’s Lyon Competence Center, more than 200 attendees from 120 customers were among the first to discover the benefits of innovative new technology.

The Swiss manufacturing company says that a majority of the attendees have rated the new technology as being very good.

The THQ FlexoCloud does not require any special skills, but requires only three key elements, which include THQ ceramic rolls (supplied by BOBST), THQ CMYK inks plus varnish for high graphic jobs (supplied by Siegwerk exclusively to THQ FlexoCloud customers) and THQ printing plates (supplied by Graphilabel) that are the core due to a unique color separation algorithm.

It is associated with ultra-high precision, a larger range with four colors and enables excellent anti-counterfeit security printing through invisible coded messages.

Bobst also says that it ran live demonstrations on a MASTERFLEX-XL THQ FlexoCloud, showing how it can significantly reduce ink consumption as well as the number of printing plates, thus reducing the overall cost of operating the system.

Bobst Lyon sales & marketing director Dominique Ravot said: “This innovative technology enables amazing results. For post-print flexo on corrugated board, it brings unmatched quality at lower cost in one pass.

“The feedback we received from the seminars has been overwhelmingly positive and supports our belief that the THQ FlexoCloud represents the opportunity for our customers to make the difference and increase their market share.”

Image: The new BOBST THQ FlexoCloud Technology – a quantum quality shift in post-print flexo. Photo: Courtesy of BOBST.