Running concurrently with the K-2013 in Germany, Soma held its traditional autumn Open House in October where attendees from the exhibition travelled on to Czech Republic to see printing and converting demonstrations at the company’s new Soma Globe Training and Technology Centre in Lanskroun.

Visitors were able to see demonstrations of a high performance, 8 colour, Premia S flexographic printing press together with an entry level, Midi I equipped with 8 printing units. Print demonstrations were complemented by converting operations on the Soma laminator Lamiflex E, the slitter rewinding machine Pluto II and the die cutting system Bulldog.

The Premia was shown running water based inks using OXO bio film printing Giggles and paper for Sugar graphics. Similarly, the Midi I press was demonstrated using PVC shrink film the design Jojo and BOPP for Nutrend, both of designs with solvent based inks.

As well as regional attendees, visitors to the Open House came from all corners of the world from more than one company from each country, including countries as far afield as Ecuador, Australia, China, Malaysia and Japan.