The Denmark-based company’s new iCoat 30000 Twin applies two coats of varnish to digitally printed folding cartons inline in a single pass – for double coating on digitally printed folding cartons. Designed for inline integration with the HP Indigo 30000 Digital Press, it includes two flexo units capable of applying spot, partial or full-surface coating immediately after the printing stage. The result is “a seamless single-pass sheetfed print and coating operation, resulting in efficiencies in logistics, material waste, set-up time and handling.” The coater will make its global début at DscoopX in Washington, DC this Thursday, March 5.
“The iCoat 30000 Twin’s double flexo stations provide an effective way of enhancing functionality and aesthetic impact, with multiple combinations of UV-curable and water-based coating, in a single process,” said Tresu Group CEO Søren Maarssø. He went on to say that combination varnish printing with the iCoat 30000 Twin opens numerous creative opportunities. Examples of possible effects include a double full-surface coat for extra protection; juxtaposing matte with high-gloss, or combining full, spot or line effects – thus creating contrast or adding vividness to an underlying colour.
“The coater is an ideal complement to a digital workflow for high-end applications in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, luxury food and drink, and retail promotional packaging – especially where short runs, variable data, unique versions or personalization are required,” Maarssø added.
Capable of running 5,000 sheets per hour on board substrates between 180g/m² (121.6 lb.) and 500g/m² (337.8 lb.), the iCoat 30000 Twin also features corona treatment, quick-change sleeve technology and the ability to switch from UV to aqueous varnish within a few minutes.