Next-generation coating technology for folding carton

13.03.2020 Tresu (Kolding, Denmark), a leading provider of flexographic printing technology and coating solutions, has consolidated the successful partnership with HP Indigo to supply the next generation of inline coating solutions for the new HP Indigo 35K Digital Press.

Tresu iCoat II.
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Tresu iCoat II.

Tresu iCoat II delivers high-end coating opportunities for digital printing using industry-standard UV or water-based varnish in a single production pass and is capable of applying spot, partial or full surface coating immediately after the printing stage.

Improved registration

The new generation iCoat II features significantly improved registration and tighter tolerances, enabling high-end coating results for a wider range of substrates – both thinner and thicker. It was developed in synergy with HP Indigo and as the result of a successful partnership of more than eight years, the company now presents a new fully integrated inline coating solution enabling higher productivity and full inline connectivity with HP’s Indigo 35K Digital Press. Folding carton customers can now benefit from a competitive solution based on experience, know-how and high-quality components.

The new iCoat II is designed on a flexible modular platform, which can be updated with further modules and functionalities at any time in order to accommodate future changes in brand owners’ printing operations or changes arising from short-run seasonal fluctuations or fashion cycles.

Matching the quality of offset

Ronni Nielsen, VP Tresu Solutions Division, comments: “With the next generation TRESU iCoat II, the converters in digital printing enter a new era of coating application opportunities and we now present a flexible modular coating solution with significantly tighter registration and tolerances for a wider range of substrates, enabling our customers to match the quality they already know from offset.”

The new iCoat II will be demonstrated during the HP Indigo VIP events in Israel and released for sale at drupa 2020, taking place from 16 June in Düsseldorf, Germany. The first units of the HP Indigo 35K Digital Press with an inline Tresu iCoat II are expected to be installed before drupa 2020.