REVO’s Digital Flexo Revolution, an industry collaboration to ‘digitalise’ flexo printing, is coming to Labelexo Europe on 29 September-2 October with “new revolutionary processes never seen before on a flexo press”.
Experts from Adare, Apex International, AVT, Dupont, Esko, Flint, Nuova GIDUE and UPM Raflatac gathered on 23 April for the 8th REVO meeting, held at Dupont’s headquarters in Neu-Isenburg in Germany to prepare for Labelexpo Europe.
The REVO project, which got under way last year, has worked to digitalise the flexo process and achieve true seven-colour separation. Its team claims to have created “an absolute stable transfer from ink to plate and from ink to substrate”
Adare Technical Director Daragh Whelan said REVO technology provides “repeatability and predictability of the printing results, short set-up times, less waste, total graphic flexibility to reproduce unlimited colours on the same job and fast change-overs that do not need any manual intervention from the operator”.
At Labelexpo, REVO will show its value to mid-web flexible packaging printers, the group announced in a press releas. The REVO Plug&Play concept will be adjusted to printing low migration (LM) UV inks onto flexible substrates.