GERMANY • The manufacture of prepress engraving systems will present its range of PremiumSetter direct-laser technology at the upcoming All in Print China 2018 show. (Hall N5 Stand A107)
The PremiumSetter technology from Hell Gravure Systems combines maximum resolution with the undercut feature for optimized 3D design of relief elements. The cantilever on one side makes it far easier to handle sleeves, and a version with vacuum cylinder is available for lasering plates. Depending on the format width, up to four low-maintenance fiber lasers can work in parallel. Besides flexo plates, the PremiumSetter systems can also produce intricate coating plates for inline surface finishing in sheetfed offset printing and embossing forms made of harder elastomers.
The PremiumSetter S1000 engraves elastomer plates (polyester or metal substrates) for dry oﬀset, letterpress, and flexo printing. In addition, it is also suitable for imaging digital photopolymer printing plates (LAMS) and coating plates. It uses up to two fiber lasers (600 W) with a total output of 1200 W. An integrated loading table incorporating stops, a vacuum cylinder with clamping bar, and footswitch control results in very user-friendly plate loading and unloading. The S1000 works with a resolution of up to 5080 dpi and can engrave plates in a maximum format size of 1350 x 1066 mm (53” x 42”).
The PremiumSetter S1700 is a laser engraving system for direct laser engraving of elastomer and photopolymer printing formes (plates and sleeves) for flexo, dry oﬀset, letterpress, and coating plates. The S1700 PL offers simplified plate handling for lasering elastomer or photopolymer printing plates. The S1700 SL is provided with simplified sleeve handling for lasering elastomer and photopolymer sleeves for flexo printing. If required, the S1700 SL can also be configured for simplified plate handling. The machines of the S1700 range are using up to two lasers with a total output of 1200 W and can engrave maximum sizes of 1330 x 1650 mm (52” x 65”).
The PremiumSetter S1700 is a laser engraving system for direct laser engraving of elastomer and photopolymer printing formes (plates and sleeves) for flexo, dry oﬀset, letterpress, and coating plates (Source: Hell Gravure Systems)
With the PremiumSetter S3000, the benefits of high-resolution direct engraving can now be achieved with printing widths of up to 3000 mm (118”). By using a fiber laser instead of a CO2 laser, it is now possible to print toiletries, tissues, rulings, etc. with high-quality level. The system uses up to four lasers with a total output of 2400 W, and in conjunction with the Hell optical head, the high-performance fiber lasers deliver top reproduction and product quality. The S3000 is provided with up to four laser beams with a total output of 2400 W..
With the PremiumSetter S3000, the benefits of high-resolution direct engraving can now be achieved with printing widths of up to 3000 mm (118”) (Source: Hell Gravure Systems)