The new TRESU iCut plate cutter provides a fast, straightforward means of imaging flexo plates for the post-print spot coating of digitally printed folding cartons. Accommodating B2-size plates used by TRESU iCoat units, the TRESU iCut is designed to processes the same software as the digital printer, as well as the accompanying analogue coater. The plate, mounted on a sleeve, is cut directly from the file by a rotating knife, with 100% cross-directional register precision, without the need for shrinkage compensation. Processing times are less than ten minutes. Once imaged, the plate, together with the sleeve, are ready to be mounted on the coater for production.
Kim Krintel, vice-president, TRESU DigitalSolution, comments: “Spot coating – highlighting a brand name, icon or special feature, for instance – is an effective way of enhancing aesthetic appeal and brand impact. With its software compatibility, accuracy, speed and compact footprint, TRESU iCut allows digital folding carton printers to offer this value-enhancing effect on-demand, while maintaining complete ownership of a simple, flexible workflow.”