Poland's Tom Druk invests in Bobst M5X in-line UV LED flexo press

Poland-based label converting company Tom Druk has invested in a Bobst M5X in-line UV LED flexo press to boost its operations.

Bobst sold the M5X inline UV LED flexo press featuring 10 colors to Tom Druk at Labelexpo Europe 2017.

Fully equipped with UV LED curing technology and Digital Flexo 3.0, the Bobst M5X press will complement the Tom Druk’s existing Bobst narrow-web inline flexo and multi-process printing and converting lines.

Tom Druk CEO Tomasz Wolak said that firm has invested in the new Bobst technology to increase turnaround speed, deliver consistent high quality and a sensible reduction of waste.

Wolak added: “We want to make sure we can continuously extend the range of substrates we can handle, as well as the added-value finishing applications that are required today by the high-end label industry, such as laminating, cold stamping, holograms, lacquering, as well as all sorts of die-cutting shapes.”

Bobst said it has already delivered and installed a 6-color machine to Tom Druk about 10 years ago, followed by the installation of a second 8-color and third 10-color presses.

Wolak added: “We were impressed by the machine performance highlighted by the demonstrations on the M5X.

“Furthermore, BOBST offers the REVO 7-color extended color gamut and digital flexo process, which we are considering to equip the M5X with in the near future.”

The optimized configuration of the M5 line, Bobst M5X is designed to handle a full range of substrates from unsupported film to self-adhesive stock, through to paper, laminate tubes, alu-foil and light cardboard.

Tom Druk offers variety of label types and shapes including decorative and security labels, foil labels, bottle wrappers and multi-layer coupons. It serves variety of market segments including cosmetics, food, beverages, pharma, automotive and electronics.

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