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SMAG Digital Galaxie finishing solution at Xeikon

Visitors to the innovative Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations 2017 set for 28 to 31 March have the opportunity to meet Smag, the French manufacturer of converting solutions for high-end label and flexible package printing. Smag’s Digital Galaxie generation III will complement other digital label production equipment presented at the event in high-end digital finishing of wine, spirit & perfume applications.

Based on a close partner relationship with customers, proven with over 1,000 installations worldwide, Smag creates highly innovative quality solutions that bring advantages in productivity, and thus greater value to the end product. At the Xeikon Café, Smag will present its Digital Galaxie generation III module with slitting and rewinding processes as well as versatile finishing options of UV flexo, laminating, high-speed flatbed hot foil/embossing, flatbed silkscreen printing, and semi-rotary die cutting. As a major player in the wine, spirit & perfume markets, Smag will show how the Digital Galaxie completely adapts to the requirements of these high-end added value markets and applications.

‘As Xeikon is one of the leaders in the digital world, it is a great honour for Smag to participate at this event as an added-value finishing solution provider,’ commented Stéphane Rateau, managing director of Smag. ‘Our goal at the Xeikon Café is to educate market players of the important role of label and packaging finishing when purchasing a digital machine.’

Convert differently
Smag developed the 350mm wide Digital Galaxie on the Classic Galaxie platform (more than 300 lines installed), specifically adapting to the formats and printing processes of digital printing. The machine has the same advantages of flatbed screen technology (low price screens, ink density and opacity, chemical resistance and special effects) but also offers new functionalities of a high-speed screen station SP (up to 30m/min), hot stamping with foil saver (up to 40m/min) and a die cutting station (speeds up to 40m/min).

With a focus on innovation to keep pace with the latest in post-digital printing technology, Smag relies on state-of-the-art automation to make its label converting and finishing equipment more flexible. The Digital Galaxie machine modules are all equipped with B&R's latest servo drive technology and linked via POWERLINK to each other and to a B&R Power Panel that serves as the central controller.

With its modular technology, Smag machines bring high added value to labels and packaging with best-in-class technology equipment and strong efficiency.

About SMAG Graphique
SMAG Graphique, a division of SRAMAG, specialises in the manufacturing of roll-to-printing and converting equipment for conventional and digital label and flexible packaging applications. During its more than 30 years of operation, Smag has built a global network of agents and distributors, has installed equipment all over the world and formed strategic partnerships with the leading label and flexible packaging suppliers.

For more information visit: www.Smag-graphique.com

About The Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations
The Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations is a platform offered by Xeikon and its Aura partners, offering the opportunity to understand, evaluate and experience digital production, and enabling printers and converters to consciously make a business decision. Through demonstrations, presentations, workshops and discussions, participants receive first-hand actionable information and advice on industry innovations and trends.

• Date: From Tuesday 28 March until Friday 31 March
• Opening hours: daily from 09:00h till 17:30h, except on Friday till 16:00h
• Location: Xeikon HQ, Belgium (Duwijckstraat 17, 2500 Lier)
• Website & registration: www.xeikoncafe.com
• Cost: the event is free for all attendees

Participating Xeikon Café Partners
Taking part of the Xeikon Café Packaging Innovations 2017 to showcase integrated solutions are: AB Graphic International, Actega Terra, Advanced Track and Trace, Agfa Graphics, Argos Solutions, Avery Dennison, AVT, Bograma, Brotech Graphics, Cartes, CERM, CHILI Publish, Diamond Photofoil, Esko, Flint Group Flexographic Products, Narrow Web and Sheetfed, Grafisk Maskinfabrik, Grafotronic, Highcon Systems, Hybrid Software, Iggesund Paperboard, Label Traxx, Lake Image Systems, Meech International, Metsä Board, Michelman, OneVision Software, Rietstack, Scodix, Smag Graphique, Stora Enso, ThermoFlexX, Treofan Germany, Tresu Group, Tronics, UPM Raflatac, Xeikon, Yupo Europe, and Zünd Systemtechnik.

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