Baldwin will highlight process technologies connected to Print4All
High-performance curing and corona solutions allow printers to confidently achieve consistent, flawless quality at maximum speeds
ST. LOUIS – Baldwin Technology Company Inc. will showcase its latest high-performance color management, surface treatment, LED-UV curing, inspection, defect detection and analysis solutions based on Industry 4.0 at Print4All ( pavilion 9, stand G15 H16), which takes place from May 3 to 6 at Fiera Milano in Italy.
Printers are under unprecedented business pressures due to paper shortages and energy costs. Technologies that help printers and converters minimize wasted paper, ink, time and energy have never been more in demand. At the same time, the need for flawless and durable printed products is driving the industry towards technologies that deliver exceptional results. Additionally, the growing demand for flexible packaging and labels has driven printers and converters to produce them with the highest quality and fastest speeds possible.
Customers looking for solutions turn to Baldwin and its LED-UV curing technology. One of its latest advancements, which will be exhibited at Print4All, is the XP Quatro Series™ LED-UV curing module with one head and two frequencies for wider applications. It is designed to economically and efficiently cure printing inks and LED-based coatings on sheetfed and web offset printing presses, as well as large format flexo presses and digital print engines. The XP Quatro LED-UV Series improves print quality, while operating at maximum speeds, increasing productivity and profitability.
Italian ACM Flexible Packaging chose Baldwin as their LED-UV partner and became the first flexible film converter to offer all LED-UV curing in a narrow to medium strip format. This partnership has established LED-UV printing as a growing production standard in flexible packaging and labels. Today, ACM is a 100% LED-UV, mercury-free installation.
“With Baldwin’s technology, we have proven that LED-UV can dramatically improve the printing process and make tough, narrow-web food-grade packaging a reality,” said Antonio La Franceschina, co-founder of ACM. . “With LED-UV, we can ensure rapid and even drying, so we are able to reduce production cycle times and meet all customer demands more quickly.”
Baldwin’s Print4All booth will also showcase Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things technologies that work together to improve uptime, productivity and automation. The proposed solutions combine data collected by sensors with operational data from Baldwin equipment to gain live actionable insights to improve production tracking, so printers and converters can achieve new levels of product consistency. colors with fewer defects and greater cure assurance. On May 3 at 3 p.m. at Arena Jobs (Pavilion 9), trade show attendees can learn more about the benefits of Industry 4.0 during the “Sell more, more profitably with IIoT” presentation, hosted by Simon Blake, Director of marketing at Baldwin.
“Data will be the next big thing in the graphics industry,” said Steve Metcalf, director of IoT at Baldwin. “Shorter print runs and greater customization are just two challenges facing the industry and testing efficiency. Complete, connected data from inspection to coloring to drying will give everyone the information they need to make decisions to sell more prints, profitably. »
Other highlights of Baldwin’s stand include the Corona Slim processing system, which ensures the exact dyne levels needed for perfect application uniformity, and the Guardian PQV 100% Print Inspection, which provides comprehensive verification of print quality, from prepress to production, including reporting and archiving.