The Japanese press manufacturer Miyakoshi is planning to show two updated versions of its label presses at this month’s Label Expo show in Brussels.
This includes the MJP 13LXV, a 330mm wide UV LED printer that runs at 50mpm. I believe that it uses Kyocera printheads. It prints at 1200 dpi with CMYK and an option for two white inks. It’s said to be safe to use with food labelling thanks to the use of a nitrogen purge, which forces oxygen away from the label surface to encourage the UV inks to cure completely, preventing the risk of the inks migrating, as well as suppressing the UV odour.
There’s also an option to add a semi-rotary converting unit with various modules available including hot foil stamping, embossing, rotary die-cutting nad multi-row rewinding machines.
The second press is the MLP 13C, a semi-rotary offset press that’s aimed at high quality labels such as food and beverage, cosmetics and wine. It boasts an automated make ready control system and repeat data management system that reduces material wastage and job changeover times. It’s a servo-driven press takes substrates up to 350mm wide and runs at 220 ipm. It takes 50 to 265gsm media and has a large repeat length of 355.6mm. There are a number of optional units, including de-gluing, cold foil, hot foil, varnishing, embossing and laminating.