by Danny Mertens
Innovation solutions for the label industry
Flint Group is looking forward to exhibiting at Labelexpo Americas, scheduled for 25 to 27 September in Chicago. Flint Group will be located in Hall A, Stand 728 at the show. According to Flint Group CEO Antoine Fady, “Labelexpo is the hotspot for the label industry and a cornerstone event for us. At the Americas show, the combined Flint Group divisions will be showcasing our broadest ever portfolio of innovation solutions for the label industry. Visitors to our booth will discover how the “Flint Group Label Factory” offers an unmatched product and services portfolio that covers all steps of the value chain for label printing and addresses most industry needs. Our highly expert teams will provide updates and insight on everything from prepress and pre-production, to digital and conventional print and embellishments, converting and delivery.”
“During the show, on September 26, we will also be revealing the winners of our 14th Annual Print Awards which celebrate the best label submissions from Flint Group’s Narrow Web, Flexographic and Xeikon customers. The awards showcase what is possible with our solutions and ignite the imagination. It will be an honor to recognize our customers for their outstanding work,” Fady adds.
“Visitors to the show are also invited to our speaker’s corner, where industry experts will share their knowledge and be available to answer questions. And, of course, we will be hosting a “Happiest of Happy Hours” daily,” continues Fady. “Labelexpo Americas is a great opportunity to meet with label printers and converters who are looking to better position themselves to address emerging market realities, and we are looking forward to a highly successful show.”
Innovation on display
Flint Group presents technologies from four different product groups that encompass the latest developments in prepress and pre-production, through digital and conventional print and embellishments, converting and delivery. These include:
Flexographic products: the complete product portfolio of nyloflex® printing plates, plate processing equipment and rotec® sleeves and adapters for narrow web printing will be showcased. A particular highlight will be the addition of the nyloflex® XVH Digital plate to the thermally processed plate family offered by Flint Group Flexographic - a new, versatile, hard durometer plate with an inherently flat top surface.
Narrow Web Inks and Coatings: focused on helping customers expand their capabilities, Flint Group Narrow Web designs high quality, innovative products and services to increase converter productivity and efficiency, and provide the lowest applied cost per label while enhancing the converter’s brand image. Included at the show are recent innovations in LED curable inks, the most complete inks and coatings portfolio for food-compliant flexible packaging, and the most accurate, versatile and easy to use color management service.
Digital Solutions - Xeikon: Xeikon will be helping visitors identify ways to expand their services, identify the most cost-effective production method, and take advantage of Xeikon’s application-driven approach to support customers in developing new business. Featured will be the Xeikon PX3000, the first UV inkjet press based on Xeikon’s Panther technology launched in 2017. Its primary focus is self-adhesive labels for health & beauty, premium beer, durable and industrial chemical or household applications. Xeikon will also feature its toner-based Xeikon 3030 digital press with a custom finishing line specifically developed for the North American market. Entry-level, robust, and designed to be upgraded as businesses grow, this press offers anti-counterfeiting features as well as the ability to print white onto transparent materials for a seamless 'no label' effect. Visitors will be able to discover which technology best serves their business needs.
Digital Solutions - ThermoFlexX: ThermoFlexX platemaking systems provide high resolution plate exposure including screening, as well as workflow management. On show will be the ThermoFlexX 48-S that offers fully automatic plate loading and unloading. With the latest imager and Multiplate software release, customers will benefit from optimized output, automatically selecting the best quality at the highest productivity.
For more information about Flint Group’s presence at Labelexpo Americas and the 14th Annual Flint Group Print Awards, visit www.flintgrp.com/labelexpo-2018.