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Want to Save Time and Money? Go Inline!

May 23, 2018

Remember when inline printing meant “printing labels” and “printing slowly”?  That’s so YESTERDAY!  Inline printing offers many advantages when it comes to saving time and money.

Run lengths are getting shorter, making quick changeover critical to profitability. Inline press platforms are designed around accessibility, which results in quicker changeovers compared to CI press platforms. The quick-changeover features found in most inline presses include:

  • Sleeved anilox and plate mandrels
  • Automated wash-up
  • Automatic impression setting
  • Automatic register setting
  • Print job recipe recall
  • Quick-change doctor chambers
  • Zero-waste impression setting; save time and web

Want to run only labels?  Go wider and faster with the new inline platforms.  Enhanced drying and register control help optimize production efficiencies.

Running labels, but want to transition to flexible packaging? CI press features are being integrated into the new inline platforms, offering even more options for inline printing!  The versatility of an inline press allows one operator to do the work of several, and it won’t require as much floor space and various offline equipment. Going inline eliminates multiple processes.  Inline presses can complete the following in one pass:

  • Backside printing
  • Lamination
  • Die cutting
  • Cold foiling
  • Coatings, varnished, cold seals, etc.
  • Sheeting
  • Slitting

If you want to be flexible with your production capacity consider going inline!

Learn more about PCMC's inline press, the ELS-MAX