According to recent industry press TRESU the solutions provider of flexo printing machines and ancillary products for flexo, digital and offset printing announced the introduction of its FlexiPrint Reservoir SAVEink chamber doctor blade.
Chambers are air-tight and prevent leakage, thanks to TRESU’s patented seals, and can be installed or removed safely in as little as five seconds without the risk of spilling ink. To introduce the unit to its mounting, the operator simply locks it to the anilox roll, and rotates it from a six-o’clock to a nine-o’clock position. Removal is simply the reverse of the process.
Doctor blades are in a pre-set position, and there is no need for further adjustment and the pre-set position ensures optimal anilox contact with minimal wear plus an automatic indicator shows when the replacement of the doctor blade is necessary, so time is not wasted on unnecessary checks.
The chamber can hold 250ml – 2000ml of ink making it ideal for application of normal and spot colors, as well as high ink transfer printing and ink can also be added manually without stopping the press, giving the system even more flexibility for long and short-run production without increases any press down time.
As the SAVEink chambers are sealed there is no risk of ink contamination and optimal pressure is maintained so as to ensure foam-free printing and an even ink coverage and distribution across the entire web.
Available in widths up to 800mm and suitable for the flexo label market, the TRESU FlexiPrint Reservoir SAVEink chamber may be fitted to almost any narrow web press and the chamber maintains precise inking even at the high speeds often demanded by narrow-web label printers.
Although it works without a pump printers using an optional pump system have the advantage of precise flow control, as well as the ability to return unused ink to the resevoir. Complete flushing and anilox cleaning to enable colour changes is also possible with pump systems.
Henrik Kristensen, Vice President, TRESU Ancillary, commented; “With shorter runs and faster turnarounds, label converters are under increased competitive pressure to eliminate waste. TRESU’s single-component SAVEink system makes an attractive option for an efficient label printing workflow, with its fast setup times, minimal maintenance requirements and capability for consistent quality at high speed. With a short return on investment, the benefits of our chamber doctor blades are a viable and value-adding alternative to investing in a new press.”
With the HQ in Denmarkn and with more than 98% of the production being exported, TRESU Group is a strong player on the global market and the company has production facilities in their home country of Denmark plus the US, sales companies in Germany, Italy, Japan and China, and an international agency network providing local support and know-how.