Increased flexibility for scratch card production

Print & Packaging, based in Kathmandu, Nepal, has installed a seven-colour Edale combination UV/IR scratch card line. The 510mm wide press is configured with seven UV/IR flexo units; an Edale CR80 card stacker which takes multiple streams of standard format CR80 cards from a die cut unit and transports them in a continuous stack in sequence; and a complete personalisation system including digital variable data printing, data verification, void product logging and tracking.

Servo driven, the Gamma SC-510 can handle substrates from 12-600 micron and perform a full station colour change in less than 70 seconds. This machine was designed to combine the multiple processes normally associated with scratch card production in a single pass. This rationalises the production process, eliminates work in progress and increases the security and traceability of the cards, producing up to 1.5million pins/ hour.

“This new press allows us to better serve our customers by utilising new capabilities and services that go beyond what we could previously offer,” explains director Shishir Nahata. “It allows us to further our reach and be more flexible to changing needs”.

Furthermore, Sprint has customised the press to allow printing and converting of various kinds of labels and cartons.

The Edale personalisation line at Sprint delivers superior productivity and efficiency and is designed to handle very thin film substrates, helping to expand capabilities to include overwraps on collectible trading cards using fin seals, specialised packaging applications, prime labels and unsupported films for bottle wraps.


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