20 November 2017 – Convex has taken further strides to stay at the forefront of innovative printing in Australasia by purchasing a new Windmöller and Hölscher Miraflex 2 press.
Marketed by its German manufacturers as the latest evolution in leading flexographic printing technology, Convex’s new Miraflex 2 press is one of only five of its kind currently operating in the world and the first in the Southern Hemisphere.
Capable of printing up to 500 metres a minute, the new press provides precise printing in register in up to nine colours, with print repeats up to 1130mm. It also features a unique downstream gravure unit that allows Convex to broaden their impact printing options and apply special effect coatings and lacquers in just one pass.
Convex Printing Manager Gary Dillistone says, “Being able to do printing, treating and coating in register and inline will allow our customers to incorporate some great creative visual elements and textures on their packaging. This will be particularly ideal for companies with consumer brands who want to make a stand out statement with their shelf appeal and branding.”
The new press can accommodate 1000 diameter rolls and has an automatic turbo clean system that will help speed up production by minimising the machine downtime needed for maintenance and cleaning.
Gary says, “The new press will secure our positon as one of the leading printers in our industry by allowing us to take our already excellent printing to a whole new level.”
The new press was commissioned in November and is now in full production.