Dominion Packaging has implemented a TRESU Flexo Innovator flexographic in-line press equipped with rotec High Speed Sleeves and rotec Atlas Adapters from Flint Group.
The solution is designed to produce premium folding carton packaging for the tobacco, food and beverage markets.
The new technology will deliver quality of gravure and offset printing at a reasonable cost. Half tone images with consistent print quality will be facilitated through the rotec High Speed Sleeve, which delivers the required compression to minimize bounce-induced skipping.
Using a 5 mil transfer tape, the plates can be deployed on the sleeve, as it has a long lasting compressible surface.
Dominion Packaging flexo operations and converting manager Randy Butler said: “The materials used in the rotec sleeves and adapters allow us to print a very fine dot structure; it helps us to eliminate cushion tape and allows us to print a wide range of products at the highest level of dot reproduction.
“Our solid ink laydown and excellent combination print are directly attributed to the success we have been able to achieve at high press speeds with this particular combination of rotec sleeves and adapters.”
Flint Group Flexographic Products regional sales manager Wes Johnson said: “The maximum line speed of a typical folding carton press would normally be around 1200 fpm, but we were able to employ a combination of the rotec High Speed Sleeves and rotec Atlas Adapters to allow for the production of quality product at the maximum speed of the equipment.
“Dominion Packaging is probably the only folding carton producer using 150 LPI plates for this print segment, and this press could possibly be one of the fastest folding carton presses the industry has seen to date.”
Image: Dominion Packaging installs Flint Group’s TRESU Flexo Innovator press. Photo: Courtesy of Flint Group.