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Uteco Converting S.p.A. is a recognized global leader in the manufacture of printing presses and converting equipment focused on various (flexible) packaging applications.

Flexo Printing Machines

Flexo Printing Machines

  • DIAMOND HP
  • CRYSTAL
  • ONYX
  • ONYX XS
  • ONYX XS ECOONE
  • TOPAZ
  • QUARZ

Diamond HP is the machine for large print runs in 8 and 10 colors on paper and flexible packaging, with a high level of automation and reduced set-up times.

The ideal combination of the need to produce long runs and with reducing set-up times is achieved with the Diamond VHP model, which allows maximum printing speed (800 m / min). The Diamond HP-PP model with easy job change is designed instead for the pre-printing needs of paper to be coupled to corrugated cardboard, with very high quality and resolution of the printed images. It is the quick and ergonomic solution for large format printing, typical of these applications.

All models in the Diamond range can be customized with optional units for different printing needs.

  • Flexographic printing
  • Medium and long runs
  • Paper and corrugated cardboard
  • Flexibile packaging

Crystal is the Uteco machine that stands out for its automation systems capable of reducing job change times and waste of materials and inks used. It achieves a printing speed of 500m / min.

The original and innovative design also makes it suitable for other printing applications where it best applies the potential offered by the advanced UDD® direct transmission technology, which distinguishes it by allowing it a very high precision, constant and continuous in the printing process, in addition to automated and energy-saving operation.

The standard configuration of the Crystal includes a front rewinder and an unwinder that make it much more compact and allow better management of the reels. The basic equipment can be developed with optional equipment, including flexo and in-line rotogravure units and the application of UV, UVLed, EB lamps

  • Flexographic printing
  • Medium and long runs
  • Film, plastic, paper
  • Food & liquid packaging

Onyx is equipped with the innovative Uteco UDD® which allows the central drum and the printing cylinders to be connected directly to the motors without mechanical joints. The change of the anilox sleeves and printing sleeves holder can also be done in the short detachment position.

With the different models available, Onyx responds to specific printing needs and applications. The 6-color model is designed for printing industrial bags, large capacity containers, and for applications that require long print development lengths.

The 8-color Onyx 808 has the best value for money, like the 810 and 812 models it has a robust design suitable for printing shrink plastic films for beverage containers and for different types of paper sacks and bags. Models that print with 10 colors have a compact design and a powerful ventilation system; they meet the needs of maximum development of printing on flexible packaging and on shrink film used in the industrial sector.

  • Flexographic printing
  • Short, medium and long runs,
  • Film, plastic
  • Flexibile packaging

Onyx XS responds specifically to the goal of optimizing the printing of very short runs on both flexible packaging and labels.

Its design makes it flexible to different configurations: with shaftless single shaftless unwinder/rewinder or with automatic on-the-flying change, with air drying system, with UV lamps and units for printing with EB inks. The configuration itself makes interventions on the machine easier to manage: cleaning and maintenance of the intercolor units is easy because they can be extracted from the machine, moved and rotated for easier and more precise work.

Finally, the patented ShopWare® interface allows precise management of production monitoring and control activities.

  • Flexographic printing
  • Short runs
  • Labels and adhesive labels
  • Flexible packaging

Onyx XS EcoOne, for short and medium runs, in addition to guaranteeing high print quality and maximum efficiency, responds to the demands of the market and current legislation to reduce consumption and harmful emissions.

It is equipped with EB3 technology which uses electron beam drying inks in the printing process, obtaining certified and safe products particularly suitable for food packaging with reduced production costs. Together with the printing, it carries out the coating and lamination processes, with instant polymerization thanks to the electron beam technology, and finally the cutting.

The configuration is ergonomic and designed to simplify the operator’s work, from cleaning and maintenance to the control of printing processes.

  • Process flexographrinting with Uteco green technology
  • Flexographic printing
  • Short, medium runs
  • Label, adhesive label
  • Flexibile packaging

Topaz is the gearless flexographic printing machine, with 6 or 8 colors, with in-machine sleeve change for both the anilox cylinders and the printing sleeve cylinder.

The sleeve change is quick and easy and the automatic positioning of the printing units is guaranteed by stepper motors with latest generation CNC control.

The ventilation on the drying tunnel, located on the upper tunnel, is very silent: a soundproof cabin encloses the supply and exhaust fans.

Topaz’s design is modular and can also be supplied with customized configurations that integrate the features of the standard machine.

  • Flexographic printing 
  • Short, medium runs
  • Film, plastic, paper
  • Flexible packaging

Quarz is the flexo printing machine mainly intended for printing on paper, cardboard, tubulars and plastic films for food packaging, as well as for industrial and personal care product packaging and labels. The solid structure allows to manage even large printing repeats and print widths.

The machine is characterized by the sleeve change both on the anilox sleeve cylinder and on the printing sleeve cylinder. Upon request it is possible to install servomotors to position the inking rollers.

In the gearless solution all the counterpressure cylinders are driven by servomotors, connected together by the Uteco electric axis.

The Uteco Stack Type printing machine designed for in-line or reel-to-reel applications, with a solid and reliable structure suitable for large printing widths and runs.

  • Flexographic printing
  • Short, medium, long runs
  • Paper, cardboard
  • Food & liquid packaging, labels and adhesive labels
 Diamond HP CrystalOnyxOnyx XSTopaz
Makine Hızı (m/dk)600600400300300
Min. Baskı Tekrarı Aralığı310/500290/440320/500240/310290/450
Max. Baskı Tekrarı Aralığı850/1250850800/1250650850
Baskı Eni (mm)1000/1800800/16001000/1800620/1050600/1600
Malzeme Eni (mm)1050/1850850/16501050/1850650/1050650/1650
Mürekkep TürüSu Bazlı-Solvent Bazlı, UV/EBSu Bazlı-Solvent Bazlı, UV/EBSu Bazlı-Solvent Bazlı, UV/EBSu Bazlı-Solvent Bazlı, UV/EBSu Bazlı-Solvent Bazlı, UV/EB
Renk Sayısı8-108/108/1086/8
Tansiyon Aralığı (daN)2 ÷ 602 ÷ 402 ÷ 402 ÷ 602 ÷ 30
Bobin Çapı800-1000-1300800-1000-1300800-1000-1300800-1000800-1000-1300/1000-1300-1500
Rotogravure Printing Machines

Rotogravure Printing Machines

  • NEXT 450
  • NEXT 350
  • NXS 300

Next 450 is the rotogravure printing machine designed to guarantee faster job changeovers and reduce set-up times through automatic solutions. An example: at the end of the job, the cylinders used are automatically ejected and those of the next job are inserted with a semi-automatic trolley system. Next 450 also allows a significant reduction in consumption thanks to the encapsulated inking to eliminate emissions, ink splashes in the printing area, and the energy-saving Cube® ventilation system.

Managing the Next 450 machine is simple and intuitive: it has a single operational control point, with a touchscreen, from which to enter all the print settings and monitor the progress of the parameters during work.

All these features make the Next 450 the ideal machine for medium and long print runs and to print on different types of packaging: flexible food and non-food packaging, drinks, envelopes and bags, labels.

High automation and reduced job change times for a new concept of rotogravure printing.

  • Rotogravure printing
  • Medium and long runs
  • Plastic, Paper, Cardboard
  • Industrial Films, Paper Bags

Next 350 is the ideal gravure printing machine for short, medium and long runs. This machine marries the Next 450 basic concept – guaranteeing a faster job change and reducing set-up times through automatic solutions – achieving even more challenging goals: keeping very high print quality, reducing operational costs for each run.

The Next 350 can be customized according to the customer’s printing needs, for example by inserting different types of winders and unwinders, including shaftless ones, and in-line units to perform different types of coating or lamination.

From food packaging for fresh and frozen foods to beverages, from packaging for tissues and medicines to industrial packaging and office products: the Next 350 can print multiple types of flexible packaging on multiple materials.

Very high quality and low operating costs in an innovative configuration for rotogravure printing.

  • Rotogravure printing
  • Short, medium and long runs
  • Plastic, Paper, Cardboard
  • Food & liquid packaging, Industrial Films

The NXS 300 concentrates the most innovative technological solutions in the category in a modular and small size design. It is the ultra-compact for rotogravure printing capable of offering high performance and great efficiency on short and very short runs. Printing on different materials, including plastic films, multiple types of packaging, from industrial packaging to food packaging.

The NXS 300 is particularly silent thanks to the completely encapsulated printing units to reduce VOC emissions and noise pollution, and thanks to the Combi drying system, which allows a strong reduction of noise as well as high energy savings. Other features of the NXS 300 are the high level of automation, with an automatically operated doctor blade and tray and bowl, and the very quick job change thanks to the double front trolley.

The ultra-compact modular for rotogravure printing, ideal for short and very short runs.

  • Rotogravure printing
  • Short and medium runs
  • Film, Plastic, Paper
  • Food & liquid packaging, Industrial Films
Digital Printing Machines

Digital Printing Machines

  • SAPHIRE EVO W
  • SAPHIRE EVO M

Uteco Sapphire EVO W combines all the advantages of digital technology with superior print quality. Its configuration, with Kodak Utrastream Continuous InkJet, is ideal for short and medium runs because it allows you to optimize production times, thanks to very fast job changes, reducing operating costs and keeping productivity high.

It can manage larger printing repeats than the M version and reach quality standards at the highest levels on multiple materials, including plastic films, and for different types of flexible packaging: food bags, labels, beverage packages.

In addition, it helps to respect the environment thanks to the exclusive use of water-based inks.

Sapphire EVO W configuration can be customized according to specific printing needs.

Greater printing width and superior output quality in the premium configuration of the Uteco digital range.

  • Digital printing
  • Short and medium runs
  • Film, Aluminum,Paper
  • Flexible packaging, Food & liquid packaging

Uteco Sapphire EVO M represents the perfect synthesis of high printing quality and low operating costs, making it the ideal machine for short and medium runs. It allows you to digitally print on multiple materials, even the most critical ones such as plastic films, and to create different types of packaging, including food bags, labels and beverage packages.

The result: a customized hybrid solution that allows you to have flexo and rotogravure units in line with the digital section, with the possibility of in register reprint, spot color units or in-line varnishing and multiple customized configurations depending on the final application.
 

It is the revolutionary digital printing machine for flexible packaging that guarantees high productivity and quality.

  • Digital printing
  • Short and medium runs
  • Plastic films, Aluminum, Paper, Cardboard
  • Flexible packaging, Food & liquid packaging
Lamination Machines

Lamination Machines

  • HORIZON 4.0
  • MISTRAL
  • RAINBOW 4.0
  • DUALAM

Combi laminating machine that meets the demands of technical flexibility concerning the new packaging films technologies. The machine is predisposed for duplex-triplex lamination with different type of coating technologies, such as, rotogravure, indirect gravure, flexo and semiflexo, and it is specifically designed for the production of multilayer laminates both with wet and dry lamination technologies.

The standard configuration consists in a multi-process coating unit for different packing technologies and an automatic washing system. The machines can be integrated with optional features such as the corona treatment for the primary and secondary film system, in-line units for different types of coating and lamination, and the thickness control of the adhesive. If requested, the Uteco-patented systems for job changes are available.

The multi-process coater and laminator for producing multilayer laminates, with a highly flexible design that meets all diverse demands.

  • Laminating and coating
  • Short, medium and large runs
  • Film
  • Flexible packaging, food & liquid packaging

Mistral is equipped with innovative technologies to work on a wide range of materials: pe, pp, opp, bopp/met, pet, aluminum foils, paper, pvc, nylon.

Mistral consists in two separated coating units, one for solventless adhesive and one for water and solvent based adhesive, that allow the reduction of job change time. A single machine includes different types of coating: solvent-based, water-based, solvent-less, in primer register and lacquering.

The standard equipment can be integrated with the in line cutting unit and additional flexo and roto printing stations.

Multiple laminating processes in a machine suitable for laminates working on a wide range of materials.

  • Laminating and coating
  • Short, medium and large runs
  • Film, paper and aluminium
  • Food & liquid packaging

Rainbow 4.0 is the best solventless laminating machine for short and medium runs with laser cut function, that can be installed upon request.

Thanks to the film-tension control system, Rainbow 4.0 can print on all the materials for food packaging.

The two columns-configuration makes it a unique and compact machine, with an easy and safe access from all the key points in the laminating process. The installation and the machine start up can be executed in a very short time, because the design allows to move the machine without disassembly.

Rainbow 4.0 is equipped with a separate adhesive mixer, an automatic washing system, a full transfer roller and a laminating system with three rollers. The standard configuration includes the pneumatic opening of the dosing cylinders for an easy cleaning.

The Uteco machine ideal for the short and medium runs of solventless laminates which work with all materials suitable for food packaging.

  • Laminating and coating
  • Short, medium and large runs
  • Film, paper and aluminium
  • Food & liquid packaging

The DuaLam is equipped with the innovative laminating system developed by Sun Chemical, that allows the application of the solventeless adhesive with the guarantee of high performances and sustainability at the same time.

Thanks to the technology for the application of a bi-component adhesive with two coating groups – one solventless and the other semiflexo – the DuaLam incredibly reduces the timing for the use of the laminated material, while maintaining the best productivity and a sustainable process: the laminated materials can be re-used after just 24 hours, with a consequent decrease in storage costs.

The standard configuration includes the infrared technology, for the uniformity control of coated adhesive, and the automatic washing system at the end of the job.

The new laminating and coating machine with innovative laminating system DuaLam. It is suitable for coating bi-component solventless adhesive tapes with high efficiency, based on instant polymerization.

  • Laminating and coating
  • Short and medium runs
  • Film, paper and aluminium
  • Food & liquid packaging