According to its drupa slogan “beyond printing” Atlantic Zeiser will showcase its end-to-end system solution ideal for the completion of challenging high-speed security printing applications and quality control of pre-printed sheets such as excise labels, lottery and event tickets. DIGILINE Sheet stands for inline integration, rapid job changes and minimised downtimes.
The Atlantic Zeiser Group, a leading developer and supplier of modules and integrated end-to-end system solutions for industrial digital and security printing, is presenting its sheetfed printing solution DIGILINE Sheet at drupa 2012. The industrial digital printing device codes, serialises, personalises and prints products, made from different materials and formats, with variable data and information. The configuration on show in hall 11, stand C56 is a DIGILINE Sheet 300 with integrated digital inkjet printer OMEGA 36i in combination with an environmentally friendly, air cooled UV LED curing system SMARTCURE AIR for individual coding and serialising of folded cartons.
The DIGILINE Sheet solution is ideal for print service providers requiring solutions to code and serialise excise labels, lottery and event tickets, or travel tickets as well as flat packaging. Security printers are also able to increase their productivity and cost-efficiency considerably when printing variable data onto sheets or cartons using the DIGILINE Sheet. The modular, fully integrated, standardised system solution impresses with best printing results in terms of quality and production speed. The complete solution consists of a transport system for sheets and flat products, digital inkjet printers (OMEGA or DELTA), formulated curing modules, controllers with ink supplies as well as a camera-based verification system with fully automated waste gate of possible printing errors that are detected and eliminated during the ongoing production process.
The flexible, versatile, user-friendly and scalable system is ideally suited to customer and security requirements in sheetfed and flat product printing. The key focus is on the rapid and high quality printing of variable data and information such as barcodes, security features and numbering. The increased demand for just-in-time production, serialization, late-stage customisation and the overprinting of pre-printed products within the printing processes is due primarily to the necessary cost reductions in security printing. This is why optimised printing processes, short response times and minimised downtimes in production are in demand.
For example, the printing of excise labels on paper sheet formats brings together the requirement for maximum precision, quality and speed in the printing process. For document printing and secure coding, serialising, industrial digital printing now provides comparable offset quality and production speed. The DIGILINE Sheet works with OMEGA and DELTA 105i inkjet printers, which can print using either environmentally friendly water-based inks or UV inks. The curing module is not required when using water-based inks. In a single sheet application, resolutions of up to 600 dpi and speeds of up to 120 m/min can be achieved at the highest quality level.
The integration modules available include the OMEGA and DELTA printers and the corresponding curing units. A system controller with ink supply is integrated for the seamless control of the production and information flow without restricting which modules can be integrated. The camera-based verification system VERICAM™ includes a mechanical waste gate that detects and immediately eliminates possible printing errors during the production process to guarantee a zero-error rate and 100-percent, consistent quality control.