ABG, distributed in Australia by Currie Group, is showcasing 14 label finishing solutions with a heavy focus on digital equipment across four booths at Labelexpo in Chicago.
The ABG booth features the flagship Digicon Series 3 finishing line in a new beverage configuration including a fast flatbed screen printing module, Big Foot 50-tonne flatbed hot foil unit, and a 25-tonne flatbed hot foil unit with a new swivel head that allows foil to be fed both along and across the web.
Additionally, ABG is launching its new Digilase laser system (pictured above) at the show. Billed as perfect for direct from web sticker printing, ABG has reduced the web path and the material necessary for lead-in and lead-out, which it says will slash waste by 85 percent.
"The minimum job length is 50 percent shorter, and file downloading takes just milliseconds, allowing a number of jobs to be processed on the machine at the same time – from unwind, to laser cutting, to rewinding," said the company.
The Jetfx digital embellishment module is another drawcard, an offline system for varnishing and foiling. The unit on display at Labelexpo includes two Jetfx inkjet bars, as well as an overlaminator for cold foiling.
At the HP booth, ABG is exhibiting an inline Digicon Series 3 with Fast Track die and fully-integrated AutoSet glueless turret rewinder, as well as an inline coater for the wide-web HP Indigo 20000 digital press, designed for shrink sleeve and in-mould label production. The HP Indigo 20000, along with the rest of the HP Indigo range, is also distributed by Currie Group in Australia and New Zealand.
ABG equipment is also on display at the Domino and REA stands.