Fairfield, NJ, August 31, 2000 – Chesnut Engineering announces the availability of a new press – the SUPRA 1600 Narrow Web Press. The Supra 1600 Press is an advanced version of the highly successful Model 150 narrow web gravure machine. After almost 100 units produced, Chesnut Engineering has now re-designed the system to make this press the most advanced machine for producing short runs of high-value prime pressure sensitive labels, shrink labels, unsupported films, paper and foils, down to .0005 (12 micron). The Supra system features simple direct print technology, along with a lightweight sleeve-based system.
The SUPRA 1600 is available in 16in (400 mm) web width, and can utilize interchangeable Flexo units, and has Screen Print capability. Also incorporated are the latest computer control job memory system, automatic-setting features, making it the most efficient and user-friendly press available. The press’s rotogravure format offers a wide range of benefits including the widest selection of inks available (including water based, metallic and fluorescent), excellent vignettes, screens as fine as 300dpi and heavy lay-downs. Because the engraved cylinders can be re-used run after run, rotogravure has proven to be the lowest cost print system available.