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Soma – Optima CI press platform at Labelexpo Europe

The new mid-web Optima CI press platform by Soma Engineering

CZECH REPUBLIC • Soma Engineering will present at Labelexpo Europe 2015 a mid-web Optima CI press platform (Hall 7 Stand B39). The producer of flexible packaging has developed the Optima as a mid-web CI press to run label stock paper and film packaging materials. The press at the show will run live job demonstrations and is equipped with eight printing units and fast web changeover for reverse printing, intelligent impression adjustment to reduce start-up waste and Soma’s new print cartridge system for spot colors.

Moreover, with the new press Soma intends to bridge the gap between narrow and wide web printing for products such as in-mold and wraparound labels, shrink sleeves, retort stand-up pouches and sachets, as well as paper sacks, cups and plates. According to Soma, the Optima is available in 620 mm (24.4”) and 820 mm (32.3”) widths in up to eight colors and capable of speeds up to 300 m/min (984.3 fpm). Moreover, it features unwind and rewind systems that are located outside the printing unit modules. Soma says this variable design allows the option of choosing any unwind/rewind configuration and in-line upstream or downstream printing and converting units such as cold seal or slitting.

Armin Karl Geiger

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