Steinemann is expanding its portfolio of UV varnishing machines in time for drupa 2016. The company’s products now also include machines designed to cover a wide range of different demands on full-flood UV varnishing and spot varnishing in both commercial and packaging printing. Having hit the headlines in mid-2014 with the world première of the dmax 106 digital UV varnishing machine – designed for B1 formats and featuring unique divar inkjet technology – Steinemann will be presenting the dmax 76 on the occasion of the Düsseldorf exhibition, a narrower version for spot varnishing on paper and board sheets in sizes of up to 760 x 760 mm. The dmax family is rounded off by an entry-level model, the dmax 76c, likewise
for the same sheet format. As a partner of Heidelberg, Steinemann will be giving live demonstrations on a dmax 106 in Hall 1 at drupa 2016.
“Steinemann has been leading technical development in the market ever since the company built the prototype of a machine for UV varnishing record sleeves and the like in 1974. Our new dmax family is the latest pinnacle in these more than 40 years of practical experience. With their good price-to-performance ratio and excellent varnish application, the two new dmax models for smaller sheet formats are decidedly attractive alternatives to other solutions available on the market,” says Ludwig Allgoewer, Head of
Digital Varnishing at Steinemann Technology in St. Gallen/Switzerland, commenting on the expansion of the dmax family.
All three dmax systems offer a resolution of 600 dpi and achieve an output of up to 10,000 sheets per hour, making them unrivalled in the marketplace. In this context, maximum availability is guaranteed by their low-maintenance, dependable design, which is based on Steinemann’s decades of experience in the construction of industrial printing machines. All models permit varnish application rates of 4 to 50 g/m², or optionally even up to 100 g/m², while at the same time offering uniquely high varnishing
The dmax 106, the top-of-the-range model for sheet formats up to 1,080 x 780 mm, and the new dmax 76 for narrower sheet formats can be expanded into multifunctional finishing systems by adding numerous options covering very different demands on UV varnishing – including a module for printingn barcodes, for example. The dmax 76c was designed as a highly efficient system for users wanting to step into the world of digital UV varnishing.
“With its latest dmax models, Steinemann is setting new standards in the global market for digital UV spot varnishing systems, and once again giving technical development new impetus,” says Allgoewer, putting the new machines in a common context.