Xeikon Café to show efficient production of multi-layer and self-adhesive labels with GM’s advanced finishing solutions
THE GM IN-REGISTER LAMINATION MODULE AND DC330HYBRID LASER DIE CUTTER WILL BE FEATURED IN LIVE DIGITAL PRINTING SOLUTIONS
Lier, Belgium, March 08 2017 – GM will show its Danish engineering and manufacturing expertise in label converting and finishing at the 2017 edition of Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations (www.xeikoncafe.com) set for 28 to 31 March. Efficiencies in the digital production of multi-layer and self-adhesivelabels will be presented with the integrated GM equipment in live application demonstrations.
GM has gained a solid experience in label converting and finishing over the last 40 years, and will bring their combination of experience and innovative technology to the Xeikon Café. Their in-register lamination module will show the advantages of access to the full web width providing increased production capacity and flexibility in the multi-layer label design and size. Tool-less finishing of digitally printed self-adhesive labels, in addition to leaflets and folding carton for smaller runs and shorter lead times will also be demonstrated by their DC330Hybrid laser die cutter in automotive, health & beauty, pharmaceutical, promotional, beverage, wine and spirits segments.
“The Xeikon Café is where to meet the industry’s most advanced printers and converters with a unique outlook and insights,” said Uffe Nielsen, CEO of GM. “The interactive structure of the event is beneficial in learning more about the evolving digital print trends and the participants requirements, to develop ground-breaking projects together.”
Converting made easy
The compact but advanced GM in-register lamination unit utilizes the full web with providing efficient production of multi-layer labels in doubling capacity and full flexibility in the label design and size, an advantage in promoting giveaways, detailed instructions, multilingual information, and displaying legal text. Advanced full servo control ensures perfect register between the top and bottom layer, and the system automatically controls web tension and register, while providing instant feedback to the user on the built-in touch screen.
To counter the challenges of smaller runs and shorter lead times, GM offers the DC330Hybrid laser and die combo converter. With the hybrid, fast day-to-day labels can be made on the laser and longer runs or difficult materials can be processed on the conventional semi-rotary die cut module. Offering zero changeover time and no die plate cost, the laser die cutter is a perfect partner for a digital press, and is also a good example of “Industry 4.0” automation where the press and the finishing machine are tightly connected.
ABOUT GM GRAFISK MASKINFABRIK A/S
GM was first in the market to show advanced finishing solutions such as inline, ultra-compact, and embraces new markets like flexible printed solar-cells. Four decades ago, GM’s humble beginnings were based on traditional blueprints – today, GM’s entire range of machines are designed in full 3D using SolidWorks CAD software. To achieve maximum performance, GM simulates complex processes such as high-precision hot stamping using the latest in computer software.
This combination of experience and innovative technology makes GM your unique innovative partner in the world of finishing.
ABOUT THE XEIKON CAFÉ PACKAGING INNOVATIONS
The Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations is a platform offered by Xeikon and its Aura partners, offering the opportunity to understand, evaluate and experience digital production, and enabling printers and converters to consciously make a business decision. Through demonstrations, presentations, workshops and discussions, participants receive first-hand actionable information and advice on industry innovations and trends.
§ Date: From Tuesday March 28th until Friday March 31st
§ Opening hours: daily from 09:00h till 17:30h, except on Friday till 16:00h
§ Location: Xeikon HQ, Belgium (Duwijckstraat 17, 2500 Lier)
§ Website & registration: www.xeikoncafe.com
§ Cost: the event is free for all attendees
PARTICIPATING XEIKON CAFÉ PARTNERS
Taking part of the Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations 2017 to showcase integrated solutions are: AB Graphic International Ltd, Actega Terra GmbH, Advanced Track and Trace, AGFA Graphics, Argos Solutions, Avery Dennison, AVT, Bograma, Brotech Graphics Co., Ltd, Cartes, CERM, CHILI Publish, Diamond Photofoil Limited, Esko, Flint Group Flexographic Products, Flint Group Narrow Web, Flint Group Sheetfed, Grafisk Maskinfabrik, Grafotronic AB, Highcon Systems Ltd., Hybrid Software NV, Iggesund Paperboard, Label Traxx, Lake Image Systems Ltd, Meech International, Metsä Board, Michelman, OneVision Software AG, Rietstack, Scodix, Sei S.p.A., Smag Graphique, Stora Enso, ThermoFlexX, Treofan Germany GmbH & Co. KG, Tresu Group, Tronics, UPM Raflatac, Xeikon, Yupo Europe GmbH, and Zünd Systemtechnik AG.