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Soma – Global launch of Optima flexo press

At Labelexpo Europe Soma globally introduced the Optima CI flexo press

BELGIUM • Soma report that they had a successful Labelexpo Europe where the company’s CI flexo press Optima made its debut to the international label industry. This machine was developed for short run print jobs and is optimised to run a range of label stocks, paper and film packaging materials. According to the company the cost of the press bridges the gap between narrow and wide web printing for products such as in-mould and wrap around labels, shrink sleeves, retort pouches and sachets as well as paper sacks, cups and plates.

The 820 mm (32.28”) Optima model with quick job changeover was demonstrated three times daily, in full production mode. Jobs run on the press included printing a seven colour Pistachios graphic on 0.12 mm (0.0047”) thickness PET using Kodak Flexcel plates and with silver colour application using Soma Ink Saving System. A second six colour reverse print job was printed on PET substrate using Dupont DSP plates. Designs were prepared by UK-based Coffee Desing, Reproflex3 UK and Reproflex Scandinavia.

Armin Karl Geiger

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