BOBST Reveals THQ FlexoCloud


BOBST revealed its new Très Haute Qualité (THQ) FlexoCloud Technology at the BOBST technical seminar, attended by some of the leading printers and converters from all over Europe, Middle East and the USA. More than 200 attendees from 120 customers were among the first to discover the benefits of the new technology.

BOBST THQ FlexoCloud is a very easy-to-use flexo solution for corrugated board. There is no need for special skills and it requires only three key elements: THQ ceramic rolls (supplied by BOBST), THQ CMYK inks plus varnish for high graphic jobs (supplied by Siegwerk exclusively to THQ FlexoCloud customers) and THQ printing plates (supplied by Graphilabel). It is associated with ultra-high precision, a larger range with four colours and enables excellent anti-counterfeit security printing through invisible coded messages.

To ensure its customers could see the benefits of THQ technology in person, BOBST ran live demonstrations on a MASTERFLEX-XL THQ FlexoCloud. These demonstrations proved to customers that this revolutionary technology enables them to reduce ink consumption as well as number of printing plates and thus easily operate at lower cost in one pass. They discovered how to print a larger range of liners and achieve a 65% gamut coverage with the four process colorus only. Furthermore, print samples demonstrated the accuracy of print, be it in the repeatability of orders or ultra high quality of print.

BOBST THQ FlexoCloud Technology is available on a wide range of new BOBST post print flexo machines.

The technology, developed by Graphilabel, is considered a quantum quality shift in post-print flexo. ‘THQ FlexoCloud Technology enables amazing results,’ said Dominique Ravot, sales and marketing director, Bobst Lyon. ‘For post-print flexo on corrugated board, it brings unmatched quality at lower cost in one pass. The feedback we received from the seminars has been overwhelmingly positive and supports our belief that the THQ FlexoCloud represents the opportunity for our customers to make the difference and increase their market share.’

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