A powerful combination – Romaco blister solution with integrated digital printing system built by Atlantic Zeiser
- This all-in concept is demonstrating for the first time how very small to mid-size blister batches can be produced and printed with the utmost efficiency.
- Thanks to low-maintenance digital inkjet printing with high-performance UV-curable inks, DIGILINE Blister is enabling Romaco to achieve quick format changes.
- Atlantic Zeiser’s system also delivers superior print quality even with small Asian fonts.
Making its début at All4Pack, formerly Emballage, in Paris is Atlantic Zeiser’s DIGILINE Blister digital printing system in combination with Romaco’s blister line Noack 960. This new integrated solution is showcasing the superior-quality printing of blister foil with variable data, especially with small and mid-size batches, in an operation achieving enhanced flexibility and affordability (Hall 6L, Booth 22). Romaco Group is a leading global manufacturer of packing and process technology. Its blister solutions offer compelling overall equipment effectiveness – a key requirement taking into account the radically shrinking batch sizes in the pharmaceutical industry.
In contrast to the widely used flexo printing technology DIGILINE Blister system integrated in the Romaco line relies entirely on high-quality, low-maintenance digital inkjet technology with high-performance UV-curable inks. Valuable setup time in particular is reduced to just a few seconds when changing jobs – much less than the time required with flexo printing systems. In addition, users can therefore cut down their expenses significantly, including their recurring costs, typically for the printing mats and the short-life UV-C lamps they use at present.
Users no longer need to accept compromises as regards print quality. DIGILINE Blister is capable of faithfully reproducing even Asian scripts thanks to a native PDF resolution of 600 x 600 dpi and an original PDF RIP process. Furthermore, the quantity of ink applied can be adapted to suit the requirements of the foil. The service life of the UV-A LED technology used for drying the ink is around ten times longer than that of the UV-C lamps utilized in flexography.
DIGILINE Blister “a perfect fit”
The benefits of combining DIGILINE Blister with the Romaco Noack 960 are self-evident, given that both systems have been optimized for frequent product and format changes. Their capabilities are founded on fast and highly automated setup processes. “The digital printing system DIGILINE Blister is therefore a perfect fit for the elevated aspirations pursued by our blister solutions as regards quick job changes and process reliability,” explains Markus Frey, who is the Noack product manager at Romaco Pharmatechnik GmbH. “It enables users in the pharmaceutical industry to master the constantly increasing number of short production runs.”