Creative minds face a real challenge when it comes to using the vast offering of non-absorbing materials (e.g. plastics such as PVC, PC, PS, ABS and PET) available for the jobbing, packaging and label printing sectors. There is a growing demand especially for plastic films. What was once a domain reserved for screen printing is now also open to offset printers who, equipped with UV and waterless technology, are well positioned to get a share of this high-growth market for themselves. But even screen printing businesses can use the greater flexibility provided by this new technology to extend their markets. In the lucrative packaging print sector, where quality of the highest standard is the order of the day, many print products can be manufactured inline with high process reliability and good cost-effectiveness. In other words: printing in four or five colors, ghosting-free with service-proven short inking units, on materials up to 0.8 mm thick.
Winning arguments are process stability and standardized printing, complete plate change within five minutes, only about 10 sheets of run-up waste, and up to 8,000 printed sheets per hour in a size of 360 x 520 mm. The one-man machine with its high degree of automation for ease of operation is predestined for small and medium print runs with extremely short job changeover times. Having just a few, clearly arranged touchscreen menus, the GENIUS 52UV can be mastered by new operators within the shortest possible time.
Highly cost-effective and efficient through the minimization of time and cost:
- Printing times can be planned for available printing plate sets
- Job changeover in no more than 7 minutes
- Around ten sheets of run-up waste
- 1:1 ink transmission by cylinders of identical diameter results in ghosting-free prints
- Consistently high printing quality from the first to the last print with the anilox short inking unit. Inking is held constant by temperature control over the entire sheet width
- Excellent register stability thanks to gripper bite
- Urgent printing jobs are possible at short notice
- Lower production costs due to smaller footprint of less than 12 m2
- New business fields made possible by high flexibility with extreme substrates
The economic strengths of the Genius 52 UV lie in small and medium-size print runs. Its most striking advantage is the small amount of setup work and the short period of time until the first “good sheet” is produced. It is inked up more quickly than other machines. And this becomes all the more noticeable with frequently changing jobs.
Simply ingenious: compact construction and easy one-man operation
The compact V-shaped arrangement of the printing units:
2 anilox roller
3 plate inker
4 plate cylinder
5 blanket cylinder
6 central impression cylinder
Four printing units are standard; a fifth printing unit for special colors or for inline varnishing is possible
Printing in four or five colors takes place with UV-curing inks which are instantly and fully cured by means of a powerful integrated dryer unit in the delivery unit. Additional processing operations such as laminating or die-cutting can thus follow straight after the printing without any delay.
What counts is the result: Simply high print quality without color fluctuations
A key characteristic of the Genius 52UV is the V-shaped arrangement of its four or five printing units around the central impression cylinder of fourfold size. Each sheet is printed true to register without gripper transfers, thus preventing register differences. Anilox roller, blanket plate cylinder and printing cylinder all have exactly the same diameter, thus guaranteeing a ghosting-free type form.
Temperature-controlled ink volume
Ink control with the anilox roller and collecting blade quickly enables optimum inking for difficult forms. The ink density can be elegantly decreased or increased by temperature control of the anilox rollers.
waterless offset printing
from 0.1 to 0.8 mm (0.004 to 0.03“), (depending on substrate) PVC, ABS, PS, PE, PET, PC, carton and paper
max. 8,000 sheets/hour (depending on print substrate)
600 mm (23.62“) max.
400 mm (15.75“) max.
Max. sheet format
360 x 520 mm (14.2 x 20.47“)
Min. sheet format
210 x 297 mm (8.27 x 11.69“)
Max. printing format
350 x 500 mm (13.78 x 19.69“)
10 mm (0.39“)
waterless, analog or digital
Format / thickness
404 x 540 x 0.3 mm (15.91 x 21.26 x 0.0118“)
semi-automatic, register-true, complete plate change in less than 5 minutes
Length x Width x Height
3,825 x 3,278 x 1,906 mm (150.6 x 129.1 x 75.0“)
approx. 12 m2 (129.2 sq.ft.)
6.2 tons (approx. 13,700 lbs)
1500 l/min (7 bar / 101.5 psi)
3 x 400 V / 230 V (± 10 %) TN-S-net, 50 Hz
Technical alterations reserved.