Installation begins in October with production scheduled for mid-November. The new press is equipped with ten printing decks, automated wash up decks and several state of the art setup reduction modules that allow for faster make readies and color changes, automated viscosity controls for more consistent print quality, and automated tension controls. The press also has the capability to register a top coat to an already printed design. The state of the art AVT system will provide automated sensing of visual defects while printing.
The press will accept roll widths from 31.5 inches to 52 inches and can print an image up to 50 inches wide. The large repeat capabilities up to 31.5 inches will accommodate large format bags and pouches.
“This Press has the latest CIC features available and expands our capacity significantly.” said Mike Gallagher, Vice President and General Manager of the AWT South Elgin facility. “We intend to grow our complex film structure business in our existing market segments and allow us to expand into the Pet Foods and Gourmet Coffee segments too.”