• The Bobst exhibit at Labelexpo Europe 2017.
    The Bobst exhibit at Labelexpo Europe 2017.

Bobst and digital arm Mouvent are set to display a portfolio of label printing technologies at Labelexpo Europe in September, including the launch of a hybrid digital and flexo press.

Set to take place from 24 to 29 September in Brussels, Labelexpo Europe is the world’s largest label trade show. Bobst’s stand, A58-59 in hall three, will showcase a variety of its technologies, while the M6 press will run at the Flexible Packaging Arena at stand A50 in hall 11.

On the main stand, Bobst will exhibit its ink-on-demand (IoD) system, which replaces conventional ink reservoirs with a single rubber pipe that dispenses ink to the print unit; the Highly Automated Liquid (HAL) system, an offline ink mixing station that produces Pantone colours from 14 basic inks; and DigiColor, an inline closed-loop colour system.

According to Federico D’Annunzio, Bobst program manager for hybrid printing, these innovations have paved the way for a new hybrid flexo press incorporating Mouvent digital technology, which will be unveiled at the show.

“We have recently revealed several truly ground-breaking innovations that will set new standards helping converters and brand owners improve time-to-market, guarantee color consistency and food packaging safety.

“It’s really exciting to bring these latest innovations together in one place, so attendees will be able to see for themselves the difference these innovations make, and the impact they could have on their own businesses,” said D’Annunzio.

The Bobst main stand will also feature the M5 press with IoD and DigiColor; the Mouvent LB702-WB digital label printer; and the M1X inline UV flexo press. In the Flexible Packaging Arena, meanwhile, the M6 press will demonstrate its combination of in-line UV flexo, Revo digital flexo, and the new V-Flower print unit, which Bobst says enables one-minute, on-the-fly job changes.

Bobst Services will be a highlight as well, including the Helpline Plus service which the company says enables around 80 per cent of all technical issues to be resolved remotely within two hours; when the Helpline Plus AR and Smart Headset technologies are added as well, technicians can virtually look through the eyes of machine operators and direct them on how to resolve problems.

Jean-Pascal Bobst, CEO, described the company’s Labelexpo offering as “the complete package”.

“The new solutions on display at Labelexpo set completely new standards to help converters and brand owners improve time-to-market, guarantee color consistency and food packaging safety.

“At BOBST, we never stop innovating, and this year’s event will be a very clear reflection of that philosophy. We look forward to seeing everyone in Brussels,” he said.

Bobst label solutions are distributed in Australia by Gulmen Engineering.

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