SPGPrints new RotaPlate Dev & Dry -dryer standardises quality, accelerates throughput in nickel rotary screen prepress workflow
Netherlands, 5 December 2017:
SPGPrints’ new RotaPlate Dev & Dry system provides a fast,
ergonomic and automated means of developing and drying RotaPlate
nickel rotary screens in a one-step, quality-assured process.
a cycle lasting between three and four minutes, the exposed mesh is
thoroughly washed out of recyclable water, then automatically
air-dried without manual intervention. Once the process is complete,
the screen is immediately ready for further
processing (sealing / gluing endrings etc.
times faster than the manual washing process, RotaPlate Dev & Dry
replaces the use of a water-gun that, in some cases, can contribute
to wrist strain. Time savings per cycle are estimated to be up to 12
minutes, making the device ideal for situations where high throughput
is required. Automated developing and drying ensures uniformity of
screen quality, and frees operators to focus on higher value
compact unit, with a space-saving 1m2 footprint, also offers environmental benefits. It includes a water
filtering and recycling system, and requires no drainage or exhaust:
only electricity and compressed air are needed for use.
for the complete range of RotaPlate meshes, RotaPlate Dev & Dry
comes with an intuitive human-machine interface that requires only
the push of the touch-screen to activate.
RotaPlate electroformed nickel rotary screens offer high strength,
allowing easy handling, reusability, and stability at relatively fast
printing speeds. Ideal for non-SPGPrints rotary screen printing
units, they are available in a wide range of meshes, for printing
added-value features where a thick ink or varnish coverage is
required, including tactile varnishes, opaque and rich colours,
metallic foil, Braille, warning triangles, small text and fine lines.
RotaPlate screens can be exposed digitally with the variLEX
processor, capable of resolutions of up to 5080dpi.
Guitjens, commercial manager label printing at SPGPrints comments: "Screen washout is a repetitive and often monotonous job, and one
where quality is difficult to control. RotaPlate Dev & Dry is a
complete, sustainable system that integrates with advanced imaging
devices, to provide optimum quality rotary screens in a standardised
workflow for repeatable, high-quality results. This device is a
perfect complement to a modern, clean, lean pressroom, where human
intervention is minimised."