Valmet Rotomec recently put the latest EG 400 Series electronic geared flexo press through its paces at the San Giorgio Monferrato production facility, in northern Italy. The successful two-day performance trial was completed in the presence of the customer.

The press features include double end seal doctor blades, with specially profiled chambers to improve filling of the anilox cells, simultaneously reducing the amount of ink in circulation. It also has a CI cylinder drive connection for precise control of the position of the CI surface, in relation to the print cylinder. There are direct coupled and ‘gearless’ drive connections to both the anilox and print cylinders, and a pre-piped auto-wash system, said to reduce the quantity of solvent used dramatically.