The inkjet printing system offers benefits over flexo printing, or the storing of pre-printed films
Variable printing on blister foil is now more flexible and affordable at a superior print quality – especially for small and medium batch sizes.
At this year’s European trade fair for packaging solutions, FachPack, Atlantic Zeiser will show an offline version of the Digiline Blister printing system.
Unlike flexographic technology, which formerly predominated in the field of blister printing, the new system is based on digital inkjet technology using UV inks.
The print quality has a PDF resolution of 600 x 600 dpi and the ink quantity can be adapted to suit the requirements of the foil
The firm said this reduces setup time compared with changing jobs on a flexo printing systems, which takes considerably longer.
The Digiline Blister is capable of reproducing even Asian fonts thanks to a PDF resolution of 600 x 600 dpi.
In addition, the quantity of ink applied can be adapted to suit the requirements of the foil.
The service life of the UV-A LED technology used for drying the ink is also around ten times longer than that of the UV-C lamps used in flexography, the firm said.
Being an all-in-one system, the Digiline Blister offers additional benefits: users need neither separate software nor an external PC for uploading images or codes to the system.
It is also compatible with Atlantic Zeiser’s Medtracker serialisation software.