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REVO open house success

ITALY • The REVO Technology has been officially unveiled at the REVO Open House, hosted by Gidue Headquarters in Florence on the 10th, 11th and 12th June, 2014. More than 440 visitors spread across 41 countries, from the labels and flexible packaging industries, came to meet the people involved in REVO Digital Flexo Revolution and see the technology in action. Technical seminars were conducted by all REVO partners involved in the project.

Four technical seminars and four live demonstrations with 4 different job changes per demo were performed on Gidue Excellence presses per day. The M5 for labels was presented with a configuration of 370mm width, 8 colours, 3 die-cutting stations and Gidue Excellence Technology for full “digital” non-stop automatic exchange of print cylinders and die-cutting tools. The other Gidue press was an M5 for Flexible Packaging showing a configuration of 630mm of width, eight colours, one die-cutting station, and final in-line Solventless Laminator.

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The REVO partners in a group photo

Here are some of the opinions of the representatives of the REVO project partners:

Dan Pulling, Esko Business Development Manager

“REVO is about combining technologies to simplify, automate and consistently produce labels or flexible packing in the most efficient way possible. As a turnkey solution, REVO provides converters a simple out of the box solution. Essentially, REVO delivers a flexo press with 1200 Pantone colors built in.”

Friedrich Wolf, Dupont Technology Manager Packaging Graphics Europe

“The concept using consequently seven colours, within a highly standardized and automated print system, is a huge progress step for packaging and label related productions. The synergies of the involved industry partner’s results into revolutionary system functionality, with features matching market needs and expectations.”

Nick Harvey, Technical Director Printing solutions EMEA of Apex Group of Companies

“During the project  there has been a complete openness between the team members, that has enabled each partner to make minor adjustments and modifications to their products to ensure all parameters are completely in tune. This is truly Unique. During  the Open-House, Apex have been able to explain to the audience the importance that the GTT engraving plays in achieving this required level consistency. GTT is the most consistent, smooth and equal ink transfer.”

Marko Tiainen, Business Segment Manager, Prime, from UPM Raflatac

“REVO is transferring the flexibility of digital print to flexo and we naturally want to be part of this development. The Gidue Open House was an excellent forum to bring more than 150 converters together with the project partners and to introduce the latest innovations to the market.”

Niklas Olsson, Flint Group Global Brand Manager

“It [REVO] provides tools for converters to address the needs for short run label work, offering a viable scalable alternative from ultra short runs of labels, over to a game changing way to produce flexible packaging. REVO have the solution for any converter no matter what label sector that is important to them, but we also show cased a first ever turn-key solution for the needs of the Flexible packaging industry.”

David Naisby, AVT Business Development Director

“The common goal that we all strived for was clear and well received by the many hundred attendees. The AVT closed loop image based pressure control premiered at the event and demonstrated the advances in machine automation that we have developed with Gidue.  The Helios automatically controlled the make-ready to perfect pressure, hands free and to the highest quality without additional waste and without an expert printer.”

Daragh Whelan, Adare Technical Director

“By a simple push of a button each job was set up automatically with little user intervention producing the same results every time. Design flexibility, shorter lead times , reduced minimum order quantities and high definition print to name just a few. The first REVO machine will be installed at Adare early July.”

Matteo Cardinotti, GIDUE Managing Director

“Working on REVO Digital Flexo Revolution Project has been a great experience. The open house activity has reached a great success, raised high interest and I’m sure it will have many positive consequences for everybody in the near future.”

Andreas Keller

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