New short web path press from K2 saves material waste

Press manufacturer, K2 International featured a full specification, six colour, FastAction flexographic printing press with a short web path design equipped with UV curing, servo drive and digital print head for variable data and barcodes.

Commenting on the success of Drupa 2012, Managing Director, Russell Oddy said, “The attendance at the show saw visitors to our stand not only from Europe, but also the Middle East and Asia. We had�� high quality interest in the featured press as opposed to just a general level. The machine is now more refined and features several design upgrades. In particular this new press has a short web path which means less material waste in setting up and indeed running. This provides considerable saving when using some of the very expensive materials now demanded by the packaging industry.��We printed a PP label showing the high quality potential of the press and demonstrated variable data barcodes and numbering applications.”

The FA Fast Action press is available for both narrow and wider web labels and packaging applications up to 800mm and can be supplied with up to 12 printing units for processing UV or water-based inks. Standard equipment includes PLC touch screen controls, automatic web tension, print and die stations of equal height for safer operation, ceramic anilox rolls and fast action print and die stations.

Options include rotary cold foil stamping, UV laminating, sheeting, fan folding, 100% print face inspection and remote diagnostics.

A privately owned company based in Kidderminster, United Kingdom, K2 International has over 25 years experience. With installations around the world, the company serves an international customer base from its UK operation and a network of distributors in every continent.