Fairfield, NJ, October 17, 2000 – Chesnut Engineering announces plans to display three new products at Graphics of the Americas 2001, Miami Beach, Florida, February 2-4, 2001. Two new SUPRA press lines will be featured, and the availability of PRIMIS Direct Print licenses will be announced.
On display is the SUPRA 1600 in 16in (400mm) web width. SUPRA presses will outperform many wider presses due to their new efficiency features and lower cost tooling. The new SUPRA System is the ultimate tool for producing short and medium runs of paper labels, P-S labels, shrink labels, unsupported films and foils. SUPRA features simple gravure technology and a lightweight engraved sleeve system. It includes the latest computer controls, job memory system and automatic pre-setting, making it even more efficient and user friendly. Also available is the SUPRA 1900 in 23in (600mm).
For even more flexibility SUPRA presses can incorporate screen or flexo printing units and flexo/gravure UV units, giving the converter the ability to use the best process for the job, a major benefit for the high value label market.
Chesnut will announce that licensing is now available for the new PRIMIS Direct Print System to qualified companies. PRIMIS is a polymeric gravure image carrier that is substantially lower in cost because of the patented breakthrough system of producing the coating. The system is much lower in cost than conventional gravure and even high quality tone Flexo plates. PRIMIS can be engraved by conventional electro-mechanical or laser means. The imagery is produced directly from a digital controlled engraving machine and requires no chemical or water washout or plating.