Tresu Group, a global supplier of flexo presses and ancillaries for the flexo and offset printing market, will showcase Tresu Ancillary developments in its chamber doctor blade systems for narrow- and mid-web applications and introduce the new Flexo Innovator press to the North American market at Labelexpo Americas, Chicago, Stand 3134.
One of the show highlights,
specifically for narrow-web water- and UV-flexo presses, is the Tresu
FlexiPrint Reservoir Chamber Doctor Blade System. The unit eliminates
splashing, requires no ink pump and facilitates fast, effortless changeover, as
it locks with ease into any position in the printing sequence. This system
ensures uniform ink coverage on the anilox roll, boosting yields even when
volume requirements are as low as 0.2 litres.
Also on display will be
enhancements to the Tresu FlexiPrint IMW Chamber Doctor Blade System E-Line,
suitable for water-, UV- and solvent based inks and coatings for mid-web flexo
applications. A unique optional feature is Tresu's pressure control technology
for foam sensitive inks and coatings, whereby a constant barrier is maintained
between the chamber doctor blade and the rotating open anilox cells, preventing
air-bubbles from entering the ink chamber. Furthermore, both chamber doctor
blades include Tresu's E-Line doctor-blade changing system for safe blade
switching in less than one minute.
All Tresu chamber doctor
blade systems will also now include Tresu Next Generation Seals. There is a
range of seals for any printing situation, flexible to suit all anilox roll
sizes (from ø60mm to ø450mm), all doctor blade lengths, and all TRESU ink
chambers. The seal eliminates the risk of leakage or spillage, even at speeds
of up to 300m/min by creating an airtight barrier. This also enables leftover
ink to be stored for long periods, without evaporation or deterioration in
"Our range of chamber
doctor blades enables us to provide a unique service to each individual
printer," says Henrik Kristensen, sales director, Tresu Ancillary.
"We can assure quality results at high print speeds and minimize
make-ready time. Tresu is constantly working with leading flexo and offset
press manufacturers and specifically major narrow-web manufacturers on chamber
solutions, to develop adapted versions which seamless fit into the any press
In addition to exhibiting a
full range of ancillaries including ink and coating pumps and consumables, Tresu
Concept will also introduce Flexo Innovator. This is a modularly engineered
machine available in three web widths, 900mm, 1100mm, and 1300mm, to which
multiple units can be added in-line to meet specific customer requirements.
In-line features may include in-line sheeting, rotary die cutting, flat-bed die
cutting, UV curing and specialized processes including backside printing, hot
and cold foiling, and lamination.