The VSOP from Muller Martini utilized by flexible packaging, boxboard and label producers.
February 13, 2012
by Canadian Packaging Staff
With printers always on the lookout for new technologies, Muller Martini Canada Inc. is offering its hybrid MM VSOP web offset printing press that offers lower production costs, greater flexibility for faster image and format changes, while delivering more complex products.
Muller Martini acquired the patents for the VSOP from Drent Goebel in 2009 and incorporated the Muller Martini design and manufacturing standards, including the proven Muller Martini controls platform.
The offset printing process with tempered vibrator rollers and efficient inking system ensures that the VSOP is particularly suitable for fine details and gradients ensuring a high print quality.
The press utilizes standard offset plates, which are much lower in cost than image carriers used for flexographic printing.
The VSOP printing unit has plate and rubber blanket cylinders which act as handy sleeves—the sleeve technology allows print sizes to be easily changed without having to remove entire printing inserts, a feature that makes the VSOP exceptionally cost effective.
The VSOP has a web width of 520mm (20 inches) and 850 mm (33.5 inches). Sleeves can be replaced on a repeat (cut-off) size range of 381-762 mm (15-30 inches) without using tools.
With its hybrid applications, along with its offset printing technology, VSOP offers a range of other printing processes, including: flexo, screen, gravure and digital printing as well as finishing processes such as laminating.
For food packaging processes, the VSOP uses an electron beam or UV equipment to cure the printing ink to ensure that low migration and odorless packaging is produced.
With over 80 VSOP presses installed worldwide, Muller Martini’s VSOP web offset press offers a proven technology and a comprehensive application range.
For more information, visit www.mullermartinicanada.com.