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The new 30” finishing solution for digitally printed labels and flexible packaging, compatible with the HP indigo 20000

Increasing demand for shorter run lengths, reduced lead times and growing SKU diversity in labels and flexible packaging has created growing demand for digital print solutions. The Digicon 3000 has been developed to meet this demand and to provide both in-line or off-line finishing for digitally printed webs.

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A joint development between
Edale and AB Graphic International

About the Digicon 3000

The Digicon 3000 complements any 30” wide digital press installation by enabling additional finishing steps to be completed efficiently and cost effectively.

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  • Auto-set sheer slitting system reduces set-up time and increases precision.
    800mm rewind with soft tension control, roll follower and bow roller.
    Innovative counter pressure bulk waste rewind reliably strips the matrix whilst keeping roll at a manageable height.
    Semi-rotary die cutting for labels automatically synchronises with print and keeps tooling cost low.
    Automatic die load/unload reduces set-up time and increases accuracy.
    Hot lamination with solvent or water-based adhesives means short run flexpack is possible without disrupting existing lines.
    Flexo print station with semirotary technology accurately registers to every repeat, auto pre-registers and keeps plate costs low.
    Add value with laminates, foils and cast and cure.
    UV, water and solventbased technologies provides compliments label and flex-pack applications
    800mm front loading unwind keeps footprint to a minimum.
    In-line integration kit for running with HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press.
  • DIGICON 3000 CONFIGURED FOR IN-LINE COATING AND
    LAMINATION OF FLEXIBLE PACKAGING.

    OPTIONAL FAST SLITTER AUTOMATICALLY POSITIONS SHEER SLITTING BLADES BASED ON THE JOB DATA FILE
    OPTIONAL REWIND SOFT TENSION CONTROL.
    OPTION SOFT TENSION CONTROL FOR LAMINATE UNWIND
    450MM DUAL DIRECTION LAMINATE UNWIND/REWIND
    HOT AIR DRYER FOR INKS, COATINGS AND ADHESIVES. OPTIONAL SOLVENT
    800MM FRONT LOADING REWIND WITH OPTIONAL ROLL FOLLOWER AND BOW ROLLER
    DRY BOND OR THERMAL LAMINATION WITH DRIVEN OIL HEATED DRUM AND NIP ROLLERS
    800MM DUAL DIRECTION LAMINATE UNWIND/REWIND
    FLEXO PRINT WITH FULL ROTARY RE-REGISTRATION OR GRAVURE COATING
    OPTIONAL ATEX COMPLIANCE TO ENABLE USE OF SOLVENT BASED INKS, COATINGS AND ADHESIVES
    RETRACTABLE WALK-WAY FOR IN-LINE/OFF-LINE CONFIGURATIONS
    SEMI-ROTARY DIE CUTTING WITH AUTOMATIC DIE LOAD/UNLOAD, GAP MASTER AND BULK WASTE REWIND
  • DIGICON 3000 CONFIGURED FOR LABELS

    ROLL FOLLOWERS WITH WEB ADVANCE AID IN-LINE FINISHING OF LABELS
    OPTIONAL FAST SLITTER AUTOMATICALLY POSITIONS SHEER SLITTING BLADES BASED ON THE JOB DATA FILE
    BULK WASTE REWIND OPERATES IN EITHER CONVENTIONAL OR “BREAK FREE” MODES
    AUTOMATIC DIE LOAD/UNLOAD SYSTEM ACCURATELY MOUNTS FLEXIBLE DIES WITHOUT OPERATOR INTERVENTION
    INTUITIVE MACHINE CONTROL INTERFACE WITH JOB DATA STORAGE
    UV DRYING WITH CHILL DRUM FOR HEAT SENSITIVE SUBSTRATES
    TWIN REWIND ENABLES IN-LINE FINISHING OF LABELS
    OPTIONAL I-SCORE AUTO SET BACK SLITTING SYSTEMS POSITIONS BLADES BASED ON JOB DATA FILE
    KOCHER & BECK GAP MASTER CONTROLS CUT PRESSURE AND EXTENDS TOOL LIFE
    SEMI-ROTARY DIE CUT FOR LABELS WITH 10”-30” REPEAT RANGE. AUTOMATIC PRE-REGISTRATION TO PRINTED IMAGE AND RE-REGISTRATION EVERY REPEAT
    SOPTIONAL SEMI-ROTARY PRINT WITH 10”-30” REPEAT RANGE USING THE SAME PRINT SLEEVE, AUTO PRE-REGISTER AND RE-REGISTERATION EVERY REPEAT
    FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINT WITH DIRECT DRIVE SLEEVED ANILOX, SLEEVED PRINT CYLINDER AND LIGHT WEIGHT CHAMBERED DOCTOR BLADE
  • DIGICON 3000 CONFIGURED FOR LABELS & FLEXIBLE PACKAGING

    TWIN REWIND SYSTEM WITH WEB ADVANCE AND FAST SLITTER ENABLES IN-LINE FINISHING OF SELF-ADHESIVE LABELS
    DRY BOND OR THERMAL LAMINATION OF FLEXIBLE PACKAGING
    800MM FRONT LOADING UNWIND WITH OPTIONAL ROLL LIFT KEEP FOOT PRINT TO A MINIMUM
    SEMI-ROTARY DIE CUTTING WITH AUTOMATIC DIE LOAD/UNLOAD, GAP MASTER AND BULK WASTE REWIND
    ENBELISH LABELS WITH COLD FOIL OR CAST & CURE, UV AND SELF WOULD LAMINATES
    FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINT STATION CAN BE CONFIGURED TO COMBINE FUNCTIONS REQUIRED FOR LABELS AS WELL AS FLEXIBLE PACKAGING. NB: SEMI-ROTARY FUNCTION IS DISABLED WHEN USING SOLVENT INKS
  • Auto-set sheer slitting system reduces set-up time and increases precision.

    800mm rewind with soft tension control, roll follower and bow roller.

    Innovative counter pressure bulk waste rewind reliably strips the matrix whilst keeping roll at a manageable height.

    Semi-rotary die cutting for labels automatically synchronises with print and keeps tooling cost low.

    Automatic die load/unload reduces set-up time and increases accuracy.

    Hot lamination with solvent or water-based adhesives means short run flexpack is possible without disrupting existing lines.

    Add value with laminates, foils and cast and cure.

    Flexo print station with semirotary technology accurately registers to every repeat, auto pre-registers and keeps plate costs low.

    UV, water and solventbased technologies provides compliments label and flex-pack applications.

    800mm front loading unwind keeps footprint to a minimum.

    In-line integration kit for running with HP Indigo 20000 Digital Press.
  • DIGICON 3000 CONFIGURED FOR IN-LINE COATING AND LAMINATION OF FLEXIBLE PACKAGING.

    OPTIONAL FAST SLITTER AUTOMATICALLY POSITIONS SHEER SLITTING BLADES BASED ON THE JOB DATA FILE

    OPTIONAL REWIND SOFT TENSION CONTROL.

    OPTION SOFT TENSION CONTROL FOR LAMINATE UNWIND

    450MM DUAL DIRECTION LAMINATE UNWIND/REWIND

    HOT AIR DRYER FOR INKS, COATINGS AND ADHESIVES. OPTIONAL SOLVENT

    OPTIONAL CORONA TREATER

    800MM FRONT LOADING REWIND WITH OPTIONAL ROLL FOLLOWER AND BOW ROLLER

    DRY BOND OR THERMAL LAMINATION WITH DRIVEN OIL HEATED DRUM AND NIP ROLLERS

    800MM DUAL DIRECTION LAMINATE UNWIND/REWIND

    FLEXO PRINT WITH FULL ROTARY RE-REGISTRATION OR GRAVURE COATING

    OPTIONAL ATEX COMPLIANCE TO ENABLE USE OF SOLVENT BASED INKS, COATINGS AND ADHESIVES

    RETRACTABLE WALK-WAY FOR IN-LINE/OFF-LINE CONFIGURATIONS
  • DIGICON 3000 CONFIGURED FOR LABELS
    ROLL FOLLOWERS WITH WEB ADVANCE AID IN-LINE FINISHING OF LABELS

    OPTIONAL FAST SLITTER AUTOMATICALLY POSITIONS SHEER SLITTING BLADES BASED ON THE JOB DATA FILE

    BULK WASTE REWIND OPERATES IN EITHER CONVENTIONAL OR “BREAK FREE” MODES

    AUTOMATIC DIE LOAD/UNLOAD SYSTEM ACCURATELY MOUNTS FLEXIBLE DIES WITHOUT OPERATOR INTERVENTION

    INTUITIVE MACHINE CONTROL INTERFACE WITH JOB DATA STORAGE

    UV DRYING WITH CHILL DRUM FOR HEAT SENSITIVE SUBSTRATES

    TWIN REWIND ENABLES IN-LINE FINISHING OF LABELS

    OPTIONAL I-SCORE AUTO SET BACK SLITTING SYSTEMS POSITIONS BLADES BASED ON JOB DATA FILE

    KOCHER & BECK GAP MASTER CONTROLS CUT PRESSURE AND EXTENDS TOOL LIFE

    SEMI-ROTARY DIE CUT FOR LABELS WITH 10”-30” REPEAT RANGE. AUTOMATIC PRE-REGISTRATION TO PRINTED IMAGE AND RE-REGISTRATION EVERY REPEAT

    OPTIONAL SEMI-ROTARY PRINT WITH 10”-30” REPEAT RANGE USING THE SAME PRINT SLEEVE, AUTO PRE-REGISTER AND RE-REGISTERATION EVERY REPEAT

    FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINT WITH DIRECT DRIVE SLEEVED ANILOX, SLEEVED PRINT CYLINDER AND LIGHT WEIGHT CHAMBERED DOCTOR BLADE
  • DIGICON 3000 CONFIGURED FOR LABELS & FLEXIBLE PACKAGING
    TWIN REWIND SYSTEM WITH WEB ADVANCE AND FAST SLITTER ENABLES IN-LINE FINISHING OF SELF-ADHESIVE LABELS

    DRY BOND OR THERMAL LAMINATION OF FLEXIBLE PACKAGING

    800MM FRONT LOADING UNWIND WITH OPTIONAL ROLL LIFT KEEP FOOT PRINT TO A MINIMUM

    SEMI-ROTARY DIE CUTTING WITH AUTOMATIC DIE LOAD/UNLOAD, GAP MASTER AND BULK WASTE REWIND

    ENBELISH LABELS WITH COLD FOIL OR CAST & CURE, UV AND SELF WOULD LAMINATES

    FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINT STATION CAN BE CONFIGURED TO COMBINE FUNCTIONS REQUIRED FOR LABELS AS WELL AS FLEXIBLE PACKAGING. NB: SEMI-ROTARY FUNCTION IS DISABLED WHEN USING SOLVENT INKS

Innovation through partnership

Innovation through partnership means that the Digicon 3000 has been developed using the respective strengths of both technology partners; AB Graphic International have been supplying digital print finishing systems for over 15 years and are recognised for their expertise in semi-rotary finishing, whilst Edale have been supplying mid web solutions for digital print for over 10 years and are recognised for their expertise in flexographic print, web transportation and post print converting.

Product Case Study

Digital finishing system ‘major catalyst’ in company’s growth plans.

Background


Digital packaging specialist Innovative Labeling Solutions (ILS) entered the digital print sector in 2005 and had plans for rapid growth within this division. Now one of the most comprehensive in the industry, the Ohio based company were looking for new finishing equipment.

Solution

In 2013 ILS became the owner of the first ever HP Indigo 20000 digital press. Alongside technology partners, AB Graphic International, ILS worked with Edale to specify their requirements for their finishing equipment.

Benefits

The Digicon 3000 allows ILS to cost effectively convert labels and flexible packaging in a single pass when run inline with their existing digital press, allowing the company to offer a number of value added finishes, enabling them to compete for a greater segment of the consumer packaging industry.


“The partnership between ABG and Edale, in conjunction with ILS’s involvement in all phases of the Digicon’s development, has resulted in the most unique, advanced digital finishing line in the marketplace. As we focus on growing our presence in the flexible packaging and shrink sleeve marketplaces the Digicon 3000 will be one of our major catalysts.”
Jay Dollries, Owner, ILS

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Edale encourages partnerships and is open to sharing our own technology or integrating others to deliver new and innovative products.

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