Applied Laser Engineering (ALE) designs and manufactures a range of laser engraving and scanning systems. Its engraving systems utilise state of the art laser technology for engraving, texturing, imaging and micromachining the surface of cylindrical printing formes that are used in a variety of printing, embossing or texturing applications. Though all current ALE machines engrave onto…
The Harmony 500 watt laser system operates in CW and pulsed modes, implying that metals, ceramics and polymeric can all be engraved with one laser (Source: ALE)
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)
Caption: The PremiumSetter S1000 engraves elastomer plates (polyester or metal substrates) for dry oﬀset, letterpress, and flexo printing (Source: Hell Gravure Systems)
GERMANY • The company introduced PremiumSetter S1000, a new laser system for direct engraving of Elastomer printiong plates (metal back and Mylar back). The system uses two lasers with a total output of 1200 W.
The new PremiumSetter S1000 for the dirct engraving of Elastomer flexo plates (Source: Hell Gravure)
Uflex claims for itself, to be the first Indian company to manufacture glitter printing gravure cylinders on its direct laser engraving line.
Uflex claims for itself, to be the first Indian company to manufacture glitter printing gravure cylinders (Source: Uflex)
GERMANY • In 2017, the company recorded an increase in order volume of around 6% compared to the previous year.
ITALY • Albertin is expanding its production of laser-engraved plates following its recent introduction of a laser engraving machine with an optic fibre source that, according to the company, is the only one in Italy to be used for producing flexographic plates.
Using a laser engraving machine with an optic fibre source, Albertin is expanding its production of laser-engraved plates (Source, Albertin)
Direct engraving of elastomer flexographic printing formes using two Hell PremiumSetter direct laser engraving systems is the focus of sales activities at the full-service company Flex-Punkt Druckformen GmbH in Melle. Increasing numbers of print shops, brand owners, and design agencies are opting to use cost-effective, high-quality, eco-friendly elastomer formes in the long term.
INDIA • One of India’s largest global flexible packaging company Uflex Limited announced it has partnered with Japanese manufacturer Think Lab to set up a fully automatic robotic laser engraving line for manufacturing rotogravure cylinders at the Noida facility.
Robotic arm feeding the steel base shell for nickle/ copper electroplating Uflex Noida plant