Reliability and Sturdiness a Value

Tiskarna Casia Trutnov, Ltd., is a long standing, Soma customer. Eleven years ago, they made an important investment in purchasing a Somaflex Midi 800-8 UVG flexographic printing press equipped with UV curing technology and have in the meantime added both a Soma laminator and slitter rewinder to meet increased production capacity.

“The Soma press has been serving our purposes for eleven years and apart from routine maintenance is flawless and very reliable. This is why we choose to purchase additional converting equipment from them’” says executive director, Lukáš Kult. “What I value most about this manufacturer is the reliability, sturdiness and ease of operation of its equipment.”

Casia took at the time, the revolutionary decision to purchase a press with UV curing technology. An unusual specification for a mid-web, CI, flexographic printing press, but this has enabled the company to be very flexible in responding to the continuously growing demands from customers for lower costs without sacrificing print quality.“This is a trend we have been seeing for some time now where the cost of orders is decreasing, but at the same time, there is a demand for the highest quality while pushing final prices down,” adds Kult.

UV curable inks have many advantages and outperform alcohol or water based formulations in terms of graphics and production. Colours are more intense and the final product provides sharper text and prints as well as providing scuff resistance meeting the demands of markets such as beauty and pharmaceutical. Print runs can be repeated with consistency and UV curable inks can be left in the press until needed again which also reduces wash up and down times. In terms of short runs and quality, UV printing is still considered to offer better quality graphics and scuff resistance properties than current digital technology.

About Casia:

Tiskárna Casia Trutnov, Ltd. was established in 2003. It currently employs 22 people and has an annual turnover of around CZK 65 million. Most of its customers are from the Czech Republic. It exports part of its production to Slovakia, Germany, Austria and Belgium.

Midi Flexographic Printing Press

Technical Parameters:

Number of Printing Decks 8

Speed 300 m/min

Print Width 820/ 1050/ 1270

Roll Diameter 800 mm

Print Length 300-800 mm

Material Processed LD PE, HD PE/PP, CPP, BOPP, PET, OPA, paper, laminate