Bobst launches new flexo CI Press

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Bobst is launching the Vision CI flexo press, which it says is designed to deliver the most efficient performance for all production lengths on a wide range of substrates.

Vision: New CI press from Bobst
Vision: New CI press from Bobst

The company says the new press is fast to set up and change over, and features technical innovations and automation that ensure repeatable process consistency, minimum waste; and easy manufacturing. Bobst says it is ideal for converters looking to add productivity and reliability to their production operations.

Bobst is launching the Vision CI flexo press at Open House event at its Competence Center at Germany, where attendees will be able to see it in operation.

Mark McInulty, managing director CI Flexo Printing at Bobst says, “With the Vision CI Bobst has delivered on its vision for the future of CI flexo press printing. It combines the latest technology with the highest manufacturing standards at the best price/performance ratio, putting premium print quality, reliability and highest standards of efficiency at the fingertips of converters everywhere.”

The Vision CI is available initially as an eight-colour press. Bobst says it provides consistent and repeatable printing quality with solvent-based and water-based ink printing, on a wide range of substrates types and thicknesses.

“From the moment the machine arrives, it can be installed and ready to print at the site in a matter of four weeks and this is a major benefit for converters,” said McInulty. “Its compact dimensions will save valuable space, and its smart ergonomic design will ensure the operator a convenient, intuitive and fast operation. The Vision CI flexo press brings accuracy and repeatability of performance in terms of output quality and waste-saving operation to a wider number of flexible packaging printing operations.”

The Vision CI also brings substantial sustainability improvements. Its smartHeat technology enables the machine to use its own heat as an internal and useful energy source, while its smartClean technology saves on ink and solvents, and smartKey and smartSet maximise machine productivity through minimising job set-up time and material waste.

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