For the first time, the new DiF process now also allows 360° metallization to be applied to cylindrical articles. This further development of the inLINE FOILING®, differs in that the adhesive is not pre-printed with screen-printing, but it is applied directly within transfer unit using digital printing technology. In this way, metallized full-wrap decorations can be achieved. In addition, now we have an additional printing unit available because the screen-printing station is no longer required for applying the adhesive. The other available printing unit can be used for any other decoration technology.
ISIMAT I-Series for the decoration of glass articles
The I-Series from ISIMAT is characterized above all by the high printing speed of up to 100 articles/min. It is also possible to combine several printing technologies such as screen-printing, digital printing or inLINE FOILING® (metallization) in only one machine pass. The modular design allows up to 8 printing stations to be integrated into the machine.
Up to now, the industry has been faced with the problem that conical articles could not be metallized, or only to a small area on the substrate. ISIMAT has addressed this limitation and further developed the proven inLINE FOILING® process. For the first time it is now also possible to finish conical articles such as beer glasses or wine bottles with metallization. This is made possible by a decisive adjustment in the processing procedure, which we do not (yet) want to reveal at this point.
Up to now, the decoration of conical articles required several process steps. For example, a jar was divided into several printing areas. Each printing area was printed by one screen-printing station separately. Therefore, we started here and further developed our screen-printing technology, especially for conical articles. Now, with this new printing unit, we can decorate conical articles with only one screen-printing station.
State-of-the-art machine design with integrated CNC technology ensures print quality, print speeds, reliability and productivity to match the very highest demands.
The more than 60 years of experience and definitive engineering skills of ISIMAT, based in Ellwangen in Germanys southwest, are paired with the global strength and innovative energy of the KURZ Group.
ISIMATs expertise, combined with a service and sales network that covers Europe, Asia and America, opens up unique market opportunities and competitive advantages for customers from the packaging, glass, plastics and cosmetics industries around the globe. Fully automated printing machines designed by ISIMAT for print finishing allow revolutionary processes to facilitate the versatile design of packaging. ISIMAT regularly succeeds in making the seemingly impossible possible: ISIMAT was the first manufacturer ever to develop a patented decoration option it calls inLINE FOILING® that allows products such as glass bottles, glass drinkware, jars and tubes to be finished with durable, absolute top-quality metallic decors in a simple, fast and cost-effective way.