Griffin-Rutgers (Ronkonkoma, NY) has introduced the Linoprint FixedLine, a digital UV ink printing system that uses Piezo-based drop-on-demand ink jet technology. Griffin-Rutgers is the exclusive North American representative for Heidelberg’s Linoprint digital printing systems.
FixedLine provides high-resolution, real-time-variable in-line printing, coding and decorating of folding cartons, labels, and web stocks, without downtime. The system supports widths of up to 70, 140, or 210 mm at speeds of up to 25 m/min.
Variable print information can be changed instantly during print runs, providing traceability via unique, high-quality imprints on each product or package. Controlled via touch screen, the unit is compact for easy production line integration and can be connected to ERP and MIS systems.
Print heads performs equally well on vertical, horizontal, or inclined surfaces. The system prints reliably on most substrates including paper, chipboard, aluminum, and plastics, using Heidelberg’s Saphira inks that can be optimally adjusted to substrate properties. The UV-LED dryer cures ink instantly without producing heat.
Standard print resolution is 360 dpi, with an optional 720 dpi. “But different sizes of printing dots generate up to eight grayscale levels, which to the human eye achieve a perceived resolution of 1080 dpi,” the company says.