October 2015. SOMA reports on a successful Labelexpo Europe where the company’s Optima flexographic printing press made its debut to the international label industry. A dedicated machine developed for short run print jobs the Optima is optimised to run a wide range of label stocks, paper and film packaging materials. The press cost effectively bridges the gap between narrow and wide web printing for products such as in-mould and wrap around labels, shrink sleeves, retort pouches and sachets as well as paper sacks, cups and plates.

The onlycentral impression flexographic printing press to run live jobs throughout Labelexpo, the 820 mm Optima model quick job changeover was demonstrated three times daily, in full production mode. Jobs run on the press included printing a seven colour Pistachios graphic on 0.12 mm thickness PET using Kodak Flexcel plates and with silver colour application using the unique Soma Ink Saving System - Cartridge and subsequent slitting and rewinding of finished reels. A second six colour reverse print job was printed on PET substrate using Dupont DSP plates. Designs were prepared by Coffee Desing - UK, Reproflex3 - UK and Reproflex Scandinavia.

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