ABG’s new flexo system tipped to ‘redefine standards’ in label printing

FINISHING equipment manufacturer, A B Graphic International (ABG), has launched a new flexo system tipped to ‘redefine standards’ in the label printing industry.

The new system is available for both full rotary and semi-rotary options, with ABG stating that each will see ‘significant’ speed enhancements. The full rotary system, which features in ABG’s new converter line, now operates at a speed of 220m/min. The semi-rotary option, featuring in ABG’s Digicon Series 3 finishing machine, is tailored for digital customers, offering what the company described as the ‘fastest semi-rotary flexo head in the market’ at 90 metres a minute.

ABG added that the system’s registration accuracy is within +/- 0.1mm and it features automatic impression settings.

One of the key features of this new version is the sleeved system. The sleeve is lighter than the existing ABG print cylinder at 350mm and is also said to be beneficial for wider web widths (430 and 530mm). The new flexo sleeve system also features automatic impression.

Matt Burton, ABG’s global sales director, said, “ABG is committed to constantly innovating and improving our offerings to ensure we remain at the forefront of the industry. This new flexo technology, first showcased at Labelexpo 2023, is set to offer our customers unparalleled print quality and improved registration at higher speeds. By elevating our Digicon and Converter solutions, we’re not just keeping pace with industry demands, we’re setting new benchmarks.”