Fist inline carton board coating and cutting solution for Océ InfiniStream
Canon, a world leader in imaging solutions, has installed its first inline carton board coating, cutting and stacking solution for the roll-fed Océ InfiniStream at packaging printer Joh. Leupold GmbH, based in Schwabach, Germany. The installation is the first result of a strategic partnership with TRESU Group and bielomatik to extend Canon’s solution offering for the ground-breaking Océ InfiniStream Technology for digital printing of folding cartons.
Bernd Assmann, Managing Director of Leupold, states: “Market developments clearly show the need for digital print solutions complementing analogue printing technologies to meet the demanding requirements of brand owners regarding cost and responsiveness. The Océ InfiniStream technology has made considerable progress in the last months. The integration of a professional coating and cutting unit is a major step towards a complete solution for industrial digital printing on folding cartons.”
Océ InfiniStream is the answer to fundamental trends in the packaging value chain, for example decreasing run lengths, waste and cost reduction or reduced turnaround times for faster campaign execution. The technology offers quality and productivity at sheetfed offset level, coupled with minimum set-up times and a unique capability to individually change content and artwork from sheet to sheet, allowing unrivalled time, cost and value improvements in folding carton production. Integrated in a roll-fed modular print tower architecture, the electrophotographic liquid toner process enables high quality printing on standard carton board with an extended colour gamut based on 7 colours. With a line speed of 120 metres per minute (394 feet per minute), the system produces 14,400 B2 (50 x 70 cm) or 7,200 B1 (70 x 100 cm) sheets per hour on a 28 inch-wide web.