The EF SYMJET press is a hybrid flexo inkjet solution that gives converters a range of new print potential with the symbiotic combination of conventional - and digital printing technologies. The EF SYMJET flexo press is built with the standard MPS EF platform and an integrated Domino digital N610i inkjet printer. With a Domino digital inkjet unit integrated on the standard EF platform, you get the best of both worlds together in a future-proof solution. The established flexo press and proven digital system can be combined and used integrated in-line or separately to work offline.
This hybrid solution combines the best of conventional solutions, digital technology and operator focus that MPS is known for.
MPS partnered with industry-leading brands to develop several new technology add-ons and solutions for its new hybrid press.
Integrated Domino Digital Inkjet Unit
The Domino digital unit uses Kyocera print heads to print a resolution of 600x600 dpi, with up to six colours and opaque white. With a 340mm web width on the Domino printer and wider web width of 430mm on the MPS press, this allows converters to run more labels across when running in pure flexo mode, and at a higher speed.
Automated Quick Change Die
The fully automated Quick-Change die unit for faster job changeovers is developed in cooperation with Kocher & Beck. There is no need to stop the press to change the die-cylinder, as the new die-station is equipped with two slots. The change-over is completed through an automatic switch of the impression roller to the vacant slot. With this feature, die-cutting jobs can be prepared during production, and with additional MPS automation packages the die-settings can be recalled out of job memory for even faster job changeovers.
MPS has developed an advanced workflow integration with solutions from Labeltraxx and AVT. Label and packaging printers will enjoy efficiency benefits from the communication between the Labeltraxx MIS/ERP module and AVT 100% inspection system. It can also be combined with the integrated job memory system of the press and optionally even a two-way communication is possible.
Resulting data from this combined workflow is captured in reports, providing the necessary corrections that can automatically be implemented in live running production, such as changes required in substrate, printing plates, inks etc.