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Nilpeter – Introduction of new Panorama inkjet press

Presentation of the new Panorama digital press at the stand of Nilpeter during Labelexpo Europe

BELGIUM • At Labelexpo Europe 2015, Nilpeter launched the new Panorama product line. It combines the company’s expertise in web handling technology with advanced inkjet printing, workflow, and converting. This integrated approach to single-pass digital printing from a single supplier offers the user many operational benefits, including high performance and maximum up-time.

Designed for fast setups and quick job-turnaround, the Panorama produces a variety of label jobs in short-to-medium run lengths. Nilpeter has adapted several of its inline finishing modules to digital production. This includes a web in-feed, varnishing unit, the QC-Die-cutting system, smart matrix stripping, length slitting, and dual rewind. A mark sensor allows the precise re-inserting of webs for reverse printing, or overprinting of pre-printed webs, including variable data.

The Panorama product line has a maximum printing width of 322 mm (12.67”) on up to 350 mm (13.8”) wide web. It prints up to 50 m/min (164 fpm) using paper or filmic label laminates from 90 to 350 microns. High-definition UV-inks are used for CMYK, with an opaque white ink as standard for printing transparent films and metallic foils.

The Panorama print engine, DP-3, delivers consistent colour output using single-pass 600 dpi piezo printheads with 4-level greyscale imaging. A minimum droplet size of 3 picolitres allows small-dot halftones for true flesh tones and fine vignettes. The digital front-end uses advanced workflow management system. Users can match the majority of Pantone colours for spot colours to gain a wide colour gamut, aided by a colour editing tool. The workflow also includes superb typeface optimisation and automated step- and-repeat functions. Expanded options for vivid colour reproduction is also available.

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Armin Karl Geiger

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