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Decorating, printing, finishing systems: product lines reviewed.

DECORATING, PRINTING, FINISHING SYSTEMS

ABRASIVE MACHINE & SUPPLY CO.

Offers sandblasting equipment for texturing molds and rolls.

ACKERMAN GOULD CO., INC.

Provides hot-stamping machines and supplies. Standard machine sizes range from 1 x 3 in. to 12 x 16 in.; custom-built models have a 24 x 36 in. imprint area in four-post design.

Roll-on hot-stamping machinery ranges from 5 to 30 in. wide with continuous and reciprocating conveyor tables. Standard line of vertical machinery can be custom fitted with power slide tables, rotary turntables, peripheral marking attachments, and automatic feeding systems.

In addition, hot-stamp wire and flexible-tube marking machines and accessories can be interfaced with automatic cutting/stripping and termination systems.

ACROMARK CO., INC.

Hot-stamping machines include air-operated and hydraulic presses in the 1/2-to 40-ton range with standard die-head sizes up to 24 x 36 in. Also available are one-step roll-on units for cylindrical parts, linear-contact roll-on stampers for large-area work (e.g., panels), and systems for blow molded bottle hot-stamping. Optional devices offered include index mechanisms for multicolor heat transfers, rotary tables, fixtures, dies, and parts feeders for automatic processing. In-house design and manufacturing are offered for special-purpose hot-stamping systems.

Graphics division supplies complete hot-stamping/decorating systems. Machine models feature high-speed registered, continuous form-feed embossing and hot-stamping. Systems are available for label production from plastic or coated paper stock; automatic feeding, hole-punching, and perforating; single-or multicolor nomenclature; and consecutive serial-number hot-stamping.

ADVANCE PROCESS SUPPLY CO.

Offers equipment, inks and supplies for screen printing. Three-dimensional, flatbed, cylinder, and screen-printing systems are said to print on any size or shape substrate. UV-curing units for heat-sensitive and other substrates are also offered.

Company's Excello Color & Chemical Division manufactures over 41 color lines of inks for screen printing, as well as squeegees, frames, photo emulsions, and an assortment of accessories.

Company's equipment manufacturing division (American Screen Printing Equipment Co.) offers a wide array of screen-printing equipment used to print on plastic substrates. Semi-automatic flatbed presses in various sizes print on flat plastic substrates while the Hercules Horizon press can automatically print up to seven colors on a variety of plastic substrates. Also offers a versatile 3D printer, capable of screening plastic bottles, milk jugs or buckets up to 5 gal in size. A complete line of conventional and uv-cure/dry units and a flame treater are also available, along with screen-printing inks compatible with many plastic types.

AIR HYDRAULICS CO., INC.

Manufactures a wide range of hot-stamping equipment. Nine reciprocal presses are offered: six pneumatic presses range from 1/4 to 3 tons and three hydraulic presses range from 5 to 15 tons. Special four-post hydraulic presses are also available up to 60 tons.

Roll-on presses include a vertical press that can hold up to a 9-in. roller with the ability to decorate 360 [degrees] on cylinder-shaped parts in one step. The unique "Accu-Roll" press, designed for corner wrap and tapered parts as well as large flat objects, can roll on large heat transfers or foil with the elimination of air trappage. This pneumatic-powered press is available with a 5- to 12-in. long silicone roller and a 15- to 36-in. horizontal stroke.

Company specializes in custom hot-stamp presses designed to customers' needs with special support components such as index tables, slide tables, pick-and-place units and vibratory feed bowls. Custom support fixtures and steel dies are also offered. All presses come with a high-accuracy, heat-transfer indexer for decals which can also be retrofitted to all makes of hot-stamping equipment.

ALTERNATIVE SCREEN PRINTING

Offers screen, pad, and hot-stamping equipment and supplies such as inks, screens, transfer pads, dies, and plates.

AMERICAN PRODUCTION MACHINE

See Polytype America Corp.

AMERICAN SCREEN PRINTING

EQUIPMENT CO.

See Advance Process Supply Co.

AMPLAS, INC.

Offers a full line of Uteco central impression drum or stack-type printing presses for in-line or roll-to-roll printings of paper and polyfilms.

APEX MACHINE CO.

Manufactures printing, marking, hot-stamping, screening and decorating machinery for all types of plastic substrates and shapes. Equipment for letterpress, letterflex, multicolor dry offset, rotogravure offset, spraying, and dipping is built by the company. Most systems are fully custom-engineered and include automated feeding, printing, conventional or uv-drying. Ink, wash-up solutions, printing plates, and dies are also supplied.

ARC MACHINE CO., INC.

Manufactures plastic embossing machines, calenders, plastic laminators, roll coaters of all types, flame laminators, slitting units, tension control units, unwind and rewind units with automatic splicing and flying start features. Industries served include paper, foil, textile, and plastic. Company supplies standard equipment, laboratory machines, as well as custom-designed equipment for newly developed processes, either as components or turnkey systems.

ASSOCIATED PACKAGING, INC.

Offers presses for in-line flexographic printing with blown film lines. Presses range in width from 24 to 120 in., with speeds of up to 1000 ft/min. Units print one to six colors on one or two sides, using solvent or water-based inks.

The Span-A-Flex model can handle webs up to 160 in. wide with a printing head that can be positioned anywhere on the web, printing in the range of 12 to 36 in. These units are said to be ideal for warning message printing.

AUTODE, INC.

Offers semi- and fully automatic screen printers for round, flat, and oval objects, and fully automatic offset printers for round, square, and flat objects. Three-dimensional screen printers offer one-, two-, and three-color printing at speeds from 4500 to 6000 parts/hr. Units have a uv-curing system and are reported to offer quick job changeover.

AUTOROLL MACHINE CORP.

Company's five standard semi-automatic screen-printer models decorate objects which range in size and shape from vials, bottles, and diskettes to 5-gal pails and large control panels. Two automatic screen-printer models decorate a wide range of 3D parts, containers, and packages to 6-in. diam. or width. The A10 is a high-speed, modular, rapid changer, flexible, container printing system which is available with unscrambling, feeding, surface treating, uv- or solvent-curing, and pressure-sensitive labeling options.

Company offers a wide range of custom feed, transfer, and reload systems. Drying and curing systems include the Ventron conveyorized and Autocure linear uv-curing systems and Rotocure uv-curing systems.

Four Pad-transfer printer models range from a one-color, 3 1/2-in. image Padflex 100 to a four-color, 23 1/2-in. image Padflex 650. Standard features include covered inkwell, programmable controller and a removeable/replaceable pad head. Various standard attachments enable surface treating, ink maintenance, flash drying, and multicolor printing. Automation includes unscramblers, bowl feeders, rotary carousel and linear conveyors, automatic load and unload stations.

Company offers an extensive line of accessories and supplies for both screen and pad printing including, pad-printing ink systems, solvent and uv curable screen-printing inks, computerized color matching, printing pads, steel and plastic printing plates, screens, doctor blades, squeegee material, mesh, typesetting, and art generation.

Technical services include complete factory or in-plant training, machine maintenance, and application support. Company maintains the most extensive field service and technical staff in the industry.

AVERY LABEL DIV.

AVERY INTERNATIONAL

Offers label-application machinery and squeezable vinyl labels for flexible/ squeezable plastic containers.

B&H MANUFACTURING CO.

Offers the BH-2000 series labeler for applying paper, foil, laminates, polypropylene films and laminates, and expanded polystyrene foam labels; application methods include full-wrap, spot, or die-cut from the roll. Labels can be applied to round, square or rectangular containers using hot-melt, cold glue, or thermoplastic adhesive.

Company's BH 7000 machine is said to be an economical, high-speed labeling machine capable of applying 700 labels/ min.

BINKS MANUFACTURING CO.

Manufactures a complete line of manual, automatic, and robotic spray-painting equipment, including air, airless, air-assisted airless, high-volume low-pressure, liquid and powder electrostatic, plural component, and anodic-hydracoating models.

Product lines cover virtually every spray finishing need. Complete painting and coating systems include spray booths, paint pumps, circulating systems, air-supply and exhaust systems, air compressors, protective equipment, fluid and air-handling systems, hoses, connections and fittings, pressure tanks, and air filters. Assorted accessories include line striping systems, airbrushes, extractors, air dryers, and regulators.

BOBST GROUP, INC.

Large multicolor rotogravure printing presses for high-speed coating and printing on packaging film are available. An unwind/rewind unit is part of the press, but may be obtained separately. Equipment handles web widths to 55 in. and has a 54-in. printing width, speeds to 1500 ft/min, and repeat range of 18-36 in. or 18-50 in., depending on model selected. Web tension is 4-100 lb. Options include laminating equipment, special driers, electronic register controls for accuracy, web guiding and tension control. An automatic flying splice on unwind end and automatic rewind transfer are standard features.

CMF AMERICA, INC.

Offers flexographic printing presses which include stack and central impression, roll-to-roll and in-line, and coating via gravure and/or laminating. Substrate possibilities include light gauge poly to paper, depending on model and tension requirements. Stack presses are available in 32- to 70-in. widths with 12- to 60-in. repeats, and up to 8 colors as standard. Central impression presses are available with 50- to 90-in. drum diameters and 12- to 48-in. printing repeats. With speeds up to 1200 fpm, the presses are available in widths from 32 to 66 in. and a maximum of 8 colors.

CANA PACIFIC IMPORT-EXPORT CO.

Distributes a line of one- to four-color pad printers, tradenamed Super Primex, from Hong Kong. Also imports a line of low-cost, one- and two-color pad printers from Hanky of Taiwan.

CASSCO MACHINES DIV.

CANADA STAMP & STENCIL CO., LTD.

Manufactures the Cassco line of hot-stamping presses, turntables, and accessories, specializing in tooling for automotive, cosmetic, and appliance decoration. In addition, it manufactures silicone rubber sheets, dies, rolls, and tooling.

Also available are a vacuum take-off device to speed part removal after stamping, automatic feed devices, turntables, slide tables, indexers, and parts-handling equipment.

A full range of pad-printing equipment and supplies is also available, including fully automatic, multicolor systems, automation accessories, cliches, a full range of inks and hundreds of shapes and sizes of pads.

All Cassco machines are supplied with digital microprocessor controls.

CINCINNATI PRINTING & DRYING

SYSTEMS, INC.

Screen printers and dryers are manufactured for decorating plastic sheets. Company's semi-automatic machines can print up to 20 x 40 ft; custom sizes are available. Standard conveyorized, heated air-jet dryers accept sizes up to 84 in. wide with unlimited length. Special conveyor will accommodate embossed or drawn configurations up to 4 in. deep. Also available are infrared-curing systems and walk-in ovens. Technical service is also offered.

CONFORMING MATRIX CORP.

Makes spray-painting masks and shields, automatic and semi-automatic spray-painting equipment, vacuum-metallizing equipment for applying base and top coats (flow-coating machines), vacuum-plating machines, air-operated clamping fixtures, spindle machines, automatic mask-cleaning systems, either solventless or with solvents, machines that apply decorative and functional coatings, and ultraviolet coating and curing systems.

CRAFTSMEN MACHINERY CO.

Model CMC hot-stamping machines have print areas from 1 x 4 in. to 20 x 30 in. and range from hand-operated to 19.2 tons. Standard flat, sliding, and rotary tables are available. Units of 3 tons and over can be operated on high pressure or one-ton pressure for savings in air consumption. Company supplies a variety of accessories, plus embossing, labeling, flexographic, rotogravure, and offset lithography equipment.

DECO TOOLS, INC.

Manufactures a variety of standard high-production automatic paint-spray decorating machines with automatic mask washing, automatic paint and wipe machines, fixtures and masks for hand spraying, solvent and solventless mask washers, and automatic flow-coating equipment for vacuum metallizing.

DECORATING RESOURCES, INC.

The RP-10S heat-transfer application system is said to be a versatile unit designed for up to 360-degree roll printing of heat-transfer labels and stamping foil. System can print products such as lipstick tubes, deodorant barrels, lip balms, mascara tubes, squeeze tubes, and many other cylindrical shapes, even those with moderate tapers. The ST-10 compact, tabletop heat-transfer system decorates cylindrical or flat parts.

Company also custom designs machinery for heat-transfer decorating with labeling tooling. Also available is company's Hydro GraFix machine, which coats three-dimensional parts with gravure printing. Systems design, licensing, consultation and installation are available. Company also offers heat transfers, glass transfers, sublimation, selective metallization, direct silk screen, and offset printing.

DECORATING SUPPLIES

& EQUIPMENT, INC.

Company offers hot-stamping, embossing, silkscreening, pad-printing and spray-painting equipment. Standard hot-stamping machines are available in 1 1/2-, 5-, and 12-ton vertical presses and 12- and 18-in. roll-on presses. Designs and builds special equipment to meet automotive and major appliance standards.

DECORATIVE ENGINEERING

& SUPPLY, INC.

Offers foil markers and spray-painting equipment. Foil markers come with rollers from 1/2 to 1 1/2-in. and use 150 watts. Company also offers complete spray operations that include spray guns, booths, ovens and air-replacement systems, air-control equipment, fluid-handling equipment, compressors, safety equipment, and repair services.

DEFIANCE MACHINE & TOOL CO.

Manufactures a variety of embossing devices sold under the Automark name. Model EMB-440 is capable of printing characters from 3/32- to 3/36-in. high; material can be from 1/2- to 3-in. high with any width.

Model EMW-3-40 is a keyboard-operated tube-branding device for short runs, with an optional memory. Applications include PVC and shrinkable tubing. The 7800-B-40 is also keyboard operated and marks identification tags and other objects. Other products are model ACEP-1B and 3B branders.

DENNISON MANUFACTURING CO.

Offers a heat-transfer labeling system called Therimage that permits multi-color decorating in one pass on plastic containers. Labels are printed by gravure or screen in up to seven colors on special release papers and are transferred to containers at speeds up to 150/ min by means of special applying equipment.

DEPENDABLE MACHINE DIV.

ART DECORATING CO.

Offers screen-printing equipment for semi-automatic and fully automatic systems. Small and large pad printers, hot-stamping equipment, flame-treating equipment, and drying conveyors are also offered. Complete accessory line of pads, plates, and doctor blades for transfer pad printing is available.

DESPATCH INDUSTRIES, INC.

Furnishes automatic electrostatic spray-painting equipment in either air-assisted or airless models, as well as single-station, hand-spray systems for liquid and powder coating. Also manufactures standard or custom spray booths.

DEVTRON, RUSSELL INC.

Designs and builds custom multicolor dry-offset printing presses for formed plastics. Services include automation engineering.

DIRECTED ENERGY, INC.

Company offers its DigiMark variable information laser-marking system, which indelibly marks plastic parts, sheet, tubing and jacketed wire on-the-fly. The system is totally computer-controlled with unlimited message capacity.

DUBUIT OF AMERICA, INC.

Offers 20 models of screen-printing machines for printing and decorating plastic containers of all sizes and shapes. Models range from small semi-automatic machines to fully automatic high-speed, four-color machines, including unscramblers, orientors, flame treatment, and uv-curing units.

DURR INDUSTRIES, INC.

Company's Paint Finishing System Division designs, fabricates, and installs turnkey plastic paint finishing systems. Provides complete systems for precleaning the plastic component, spray-booth top-coat operations, and radiant or convection curing.

Company has complete electrical controls and environmental abatement equipment capabilities. The Environmental Engineering Services Div. also provides complete permitting and testing services. These include air and waste water permitting capabilities, dispersion modeling, laser technology demonstrations, coating transfer efficiency testing, stack testing for criteria and noncriteria pollutants, and control technology cost analyses.

EASTERN MARKING MACHINES CORP.

Offers a line of offset and direct-printing machines, including manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic models; along with printing accessories that include ink, type, brass and photo-engravings. Customized and standard models for decorating or marking plastic products are available. Company features carton and label printers, single and multicolor flat bed, cylinder and pad-printing presses.

ECLIPSE SYSTEMS, INC.

Carries a complete line of spray-coating equipment including hand guns, automatic spray guns, electrostatic spray systems and pressure tanks.

ELECTRO-SHIELD CO.

Manufactures specialized guns, equipment, and chemicals for EMI shielding by the spray-plating (silver-reduction) method.

ELECTROCAL DIV.

PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION CORP.

Custom turnkey heat-transfer decorating systems can be provided in addition to silk-screened heat transfers for multicolor product decoration and labeling.

Company also offers art design services, engineering, assistance, custom tools and fixtures, and machining for flat, contour and roll-on applications.

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY, INC.

Offers vacuum metallizing equipment, vacuum instrumentation and components, water vapor cryo-pumps, closed-loop water chillers, and temperature sensors and controls.

ENERCON INDUSTRIES CORP.

Offers a complete line of corona-treating equipment for surface treatment of plastic films, foils and paper to improve adhesion of inks, coatings, laminations and extrusion coatings. Patented Bare-Roll system along with covered-roll systems are available for treating narrow webs as well as super-wide webs. Reliable power supplies up to 30 kw are available to handle virtually any application.

Company's Colorsafe 80 sealed ink-well pad printer maintains constant ink viscosity by feeding solvent and stirring automatically, which is said to save ink, prevent wear on the plate from scouring, and reduce hazards to workers from fumes off open ink wells. Unit comes in two sizes: 1.75 x 1.75-in. and 3.25 x 7-in. print image.

The TF 80E150E small pad printer comes in standard and "power" models with flexible silicone pads to print on 3D surfaces. Standard model runs 1200 cycles/ hr, while the "power" version runs 1600 cycles/hr.

Tech Center consulting staff will ensure that the system quoted will handle applications. Webs up to 60 in. wide can be treated in the Tech Center.

Also offered is a full line of three-dimensional surface treaters to treat 3D molded plastic parts and materials. Materials such as PE, PP, PET, nylon, vinyl, polystyrene, polycarbonate, PVC and fluorocarbons are all subject to the beneficial effects of surface treatment before printing, coating or placement of labels.

ENTHONE-OMI, INC.

Supplies processes, chemicals, and equipment for electroless plating. Processes include complete systems for decorative plating, and electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding.

Also manufactured are fully automated plating equipment systems: return-type automatic plating machines for high production and automatic pusher-type split-rail equipment for high-volume rack work. Modularized hoist systems capable of handling multiple programs are also available, along with a full line of rectifiers for full-range control. Effluent control systems with a full line of support equipment, engineering surveys, and assistance with regulatory agencies are also furnished.

EXCELLO CORP & CHEMICAL DIV.

See Advance Process Supply Co.

J.N. FAUVER CO.

System for in-mold coating of SMC incorporates a metering/injecting system for the coating material, hydraulic power unit, and a set of push-back cylinders for opening and leveling the press platen. The metering unit can pump material directly from storage tanks.

FRANKLIN MANUFACTURING CORP.

Hot-stamping presses from Franklin range from 1/2 to 60 tons (1/2, 1, 1 1/2, 2 1/2, 6, 10, 15 tons) and feature company's "linear-wedge drive," said to produce high pressures with minimal air consumption and to compensate for part-to-part height variations. Stationary or moving roller presses are offered for hot-stamping large areas or applying heat-transfer decals. Electric-eye indexing unit holds registration on decals to [+ or -]0.10 mils.

Company's Model 9000 20-ton press has a 22-in.-deep throat, allowing a message to be centered 22 in. from the lip of a container. The press uses a dual air-over-oil hydraulic booster to achieve 20-ton pressure. Extra-long press stroke reportedly gives uniform image even if container walls vary in thickness.

Company also manufactures peripheral marking machines capable of foil stamping up to four colors in registration, presses that hot stamp blow-molded bottles, automatic label imprinting machines, magnetic striping machines, and high-speed signature panel and hologram presses for credit cards. Custom machines can be adapted for automatic feed requirements. A full range of supplies (e.g., dies, make-ready, foils) and services, including prototype decorating, are also available.

GEM GRAVURE CO., INC.

Specializes in marking, coating, and coloring plastic-insulated wire, tubing, profiles, pipe, and hose. A complete line of marking equipment, engraving and marking wheels, inks, and coatings is designed, manufactured and sold by the company. Engineering staff is available to assist in all problems related to product marking.

GLADEN CORP.

Company's product line consists of a wide variety of standard and custom silicone rubber tools for hot stamp, heat transfer, and paint mask applications. Builds custom hard tooling such as metal dies and support fixtures, and provides standard and custom machinery for hot stamping and related processes.

GRACO INC.

Manual and automatic painting systems are designed and manufactured for conventional, electrostatic, air, air-assisted airless, and airless spray. Pumping equipment for single- and plural-component coatings, sealants and adhesives provides up to 63 gpm and pressures up to 4950 psi.

In-mold coating systems are made for SMC. Urethane coating is pumped into the mold after part is formed.

N.P. HALLENBECK CO.

Manufactures pneumatic hot-stamping machines from 1 to 50 tons with patented pulley, lever, and gear-power multipliers for high pressure. Hallenbeck specializes in machines designed to hot stamp injection molded parts having sinks and valleys without high-spot distortion. Equipment uses steel dies and metal nests without make-ready. Machines feature a two-stage bypass system with post-and-plate construction that reportedly eliminates die skid that can be associated with C-frame presses and, together with a special pressure sensing system, minimizes scrap. Company's power divider machine for small rubber printing dies has a pressing force said to be low enough to eliminate stops and to hot stamp unsupported parts.

A.C. HAMILTON INC.

The Moss line includes automatic offset and screen printers, dryers, flame-treating machines, unscramblers, and orientation units. Distributed throughout North America by A.C. Hamilton Inc. and A.C. Hamilton & Co. Ltd., Moss offers high-technology decoration. Printing machines are available for virtually any type of plastic container from tubes to bottles, jars, buckets and other cylindrical, conical, rectangular or oval shapes.

HARWELL ENTERPRISES, INC.

Manufactures screen-printing and pad-printing machinery for decorating finished or unfinished products. Custom engineering services are available in-house to modify existing standard machines to suit a specialized need.

Company's Vector Plus, a computer-controlled pad printer, is capable of printing up to a 3-ft diam. image at a cyclic rate of 30/min. The screen-printing machinery line starts with the table-top-sized Mini Printer, capable of printing up to a 6 x 6 in. image, with tooling available for printing rounds, flats or conical devices. The Sprinter 100 and HI-Q-200 screen printers are the next larger sizes capable of printing up to a 14-in. image or 42-in. image, respectively. Larger standard models are available.

HIGH VACUUM EQUIPMENT CO.

Supplies all types of vacuum metallizing equipment, including the CDC-1000 Series compact disc metallizing system, a high-speed sputtering system for depositing reflective aluminum coating on compact discs.

HIGHLAND SUPPLY CORP.

Company's machinery division designs and builds custom printing, coating and laminating equipment.

HIX CORP.

Offers heat-transfer presses for applying decals to products. Also available are hot-air dryers with conveyors, used for curing coatings, paint, ink (waterbase, plastisol, and more).

IMPERIAL STAMP & ENGRAVING CO.

Manufactures a complete line of standard and special hot-stamping machines with up to 75 tons of pressure, as well as roll hot stampers. Special and standard production feeds can be provided for complete automation. Dot matrix marking equipment for permanent identification of components, plates, etc., is also available.

IMTRAN INDUSTRIES, INC.

A full service manufacturer of pad-transfer-printing and screen-printing equipment, designed to decorate on various materials where the shape or configuration of the product creates problems. All equipment is U.S.-built and features microprocessor controls. Pad printers range from table-top, one-color machines through custom multi-color units. Silkscreeners range from small semi-automatic table-top models to automatic bottle printers.

Company also offers many options such as various indexing systems, pretreat stations, and various levels of automation and parts handling. Company services its equipment and offers a full line of supplies, including steel and plastic printing plates, printing pads, silk screens and a complete line of printing inks.

INDUSTRIAL MARKING EQUIPMENT

A variety of automatic in-line flexographic printing presses for continuously moving web or sheet-fed films, foils, and laminates is available. The systems feature rotary operation, interchangeable rubber plates, and ink that dries "instantly."

INTA-ROTO MACHINE, INC.

Designs and manufactures web converting equipment that include laminators, gravure printing presses, slitters, embossers, unwinds, rewinds, embossing rolls, coating rolls, printing cylinders, idler rolls and cooling rolls.

ITALIAN TRADE COMMISSION

Information and catalogues are offered on various types of Italian machines for decorating, printing, and finishing: flexo printing machines up to eight colors, silk-screen and offset printing machines for bottles and containers, and hot-stamping machines.

JEMA AMERICAN INC.

Sells spray metallizing equipment, chemicals, and coatings for applying both conductive and decorative coatings. Plastic surfaces can be made to simulate any polished metal such as brass, copper, chrome, gold, bronze, and pewter.

Company also provides base coats, topcoats and dip dyes for vacuum metallizing plastic and metal surfaces.

CHARLES M. JESSUP, INC.

Makes automatic and semi-automatic bottle and flat screen printing and drying equipment. Also manufactures a manual, three-dimensional printer recommended for lab work and prototypes. Screening inks for all plastics, both conventional and uv-curable, screen-making equipment, color matching, and free technical advice and guidance are also offered.

KAMMANN MACHINES, INC.

Offers screen-printing equipment for containers. Equipment is designed for multicolor printing at high speeds. Also available is roll-to-roll web screen printing equipment for labels, decals, and name plates.

KASE EQUIPMENT CORP.

Offers multicolor offset printing equipment for preformed plastic containers and lids.

KAUMAGRAPH CORP.

Offers multicolor silk-screen equipment capabilities for the marking, identification and decoration of plastic substrate components or assemblies. Secondary finishing operations offered include sheeting, flat cutting, punching, laminating, forming, die cutting and assembly. CAD/CAM design, capabilities are available at both manufacturing facilities.

KENSOL-OLSENMARK, INC.

Manufactures a complete range of vertical, rotary, and roll-on hot-stamping machines. Standard vertical presses are available in 11 models from 1/2 to 16 tons, and with impression areas from 2 x 4 in. to 24 x 36 in. Four-post machines are available in pressure ranges up to 100 tons. The 400 series of roll-on machines consists of conveyor-fed, moving-head, reciprocating-bed, and palletized models with roller widths from 12 to 24 in.

Six models of rotary equipment to decorate cylinders are offered. Company also manufactures tooling, semi- and fully automatic machines and specializes in automated systems for decorating appliance, automotive, and electronic components.

Also manufactures heat-sealing and welding units with electrically controlled dwell time and are available in ranges from 1/2 to 16 tons. The presses have thermostatically controlled heater heads from 2 x 4 in. up to 24 x 36 in.

KINGSLEY IMPRINTING MACHINES

Manufactures imprinting machines and accessories. Machines are available in hand-operated (M101) and air-operated (AM101) models and are designed for small-area stamping up to 1 x 4 in., four-line capability. Typeholders are lightweight and easy to handle. Automatic temperature control maintains constant temperature and a tubular heating element distributes heat fast and evenly.

KREMLIN, INC.

Manufactures a complete line of finishing products, its Airmix air-assisted airless finishing system, complemented by airless, air atomizing, and electrostatic paint and coating equipment. Company's line of positive displacement pumps include fixed- and variable-ratio. Units are available for both single- and plural-component pumping systems.

With its Airmix finishing systems, its JXLP high-volume/low-pressure system, and electrostatic spraying systems, company specializes in high-transfer paint and coating systems

KRONES, INC.

Manufactures a complete line of high-performance, cold-glue, hot-melt and pressure-sensitive labeling equipment for plastic bottles, jars and special containers. Other products manufactured include tamper-evident neck closure sleeve applicators, liquid/beverage fillers, zero-pressure conveying systems, electronic bottle inspection equipment, combination filler/capper/labeler systems and turnkey system installations.

KURZ-HASTINGS, INC.

Company's complete line of hot-stamping presses, foils, and dies includes vertical (reciprocating) and roll-on machines. Over 30 models capable of decorating parts from 1/2 to 24 in. wide, special machines for complex shapes, and machines that continuously stamp around radius corners are available. Also offered is equipment for in-line stamping all types of extruded profiles and sheets.

New equipment has been developed for in-mold decorating that feeds the stamping foil, which has been preprinted in register, directly into the mold where it is located by electric eye.

LEMBO CORP.

Equipment includes station and U-type register and nonregister gravure printing presses with in-line laminating and embossing, as well as a combination flexographic/gravure press. Company also supplies a full line of auxiliary equipment such as inspection tables, air-tube bars, safety chucks, and slat and noiseless web expanders. Also offers web-coating machinery (reverse-roll, knife, gravure, etc.) for flooring, industrial and decorative markets. Company supplies installation and turnkey systems supported by its own oven/dryer division.

LEYBOLD TECHNOLOGIES INC.

Offers roll-coating metallizing systems for thermal evaporation, electron-beam evaporation, or sputtering of metal and nonmetallic coatings on plastic films for decorative, packaging and dielectric products.

Production vacuum-coating systems for metallizing compact discs are available, including high-throughput in-line sputtering systems. Also offered are batch and in-line metallizing systems for plastic parts coating. These systems can be configured with sputtering or evaporation sources and microwave plasma polymerization for base coat and protective top coat.

LIBERTY MACHINE CO., INC.

Offers embossing and laminating machinery for single and multiple webs, as well as valley printing for surface decoration of embossed products. Specialties include embossing machines for floor coverings and floor tiles, embossing and finishing units for wall coverings, multistation rotogravure and finishing machines with in-line laminating and embossing features for wall coverings and automotive applications. Full line of accessory equipment and custom-designed equipment for specific needs is available.

MACDERMID, INC.

A complete line of proprietary chemicals and associated equipment for plating of plastics is offered. Chemicals and equipment are utilized for semibulk, bulk and rack plating. Applications include automotive, appliance, plumbing goods and RFI/EMI shielding for electronics.

MARKEM CORP.

Manufactures hot-stamping and coding machinery and related supplies, including printing elements (e.g., brass and steel type, inserts, word blocks, type bars, masterplates, etchings, and rubber plates), inks, stamping foils, thinners, and cleaners. Applications include marking electronic components, fabric labels, and packaging. Some printers produce pressure-sensitive paper or fabric labels. Systems include manual printers, direct offset, and rotogravure machines. A full line of barcode printers, printer-applicators, laminators, and supplies are available. Company also makes overprinting machines for flexible film packaging, using "touch-dry" ink system.

MATTHEWS INTERNATIONAL CORP.

Manufactures in-line offset printing systems for product identification, and large and small character, noncontact printing systems for in-line identification of plastic parts or web and extruded materials. A wide range of mounting arrangements, guide systems, fixtures and brackets is offered to simplify installation. A line of inks is also offered.

MEDALIST M&M RESEARCH

Semi-automatic and automatic flat-bed screen-printing equipment for decorating plastic sheets is available in sizes from 9 x 12 in. to 60 x 96 in. Manual printing tables can handle sizes from 22 x 30 in. to 60 x 120 in. Also available are uv-curing reactors for uv-curable inks on plastics, and a line of dryers. Screen-printing accessories are also sold.

METAPLAST ELECTROCHEMICALS

All varieties of conductive coatings, spray, plating and electroforming equipment are offered for plating on plastics, electroforming of holograms, toy and doll decorative metallization, as well as EMI shielding. New methods have also made it possible to electroplate on virtually any nonconductor, offering design possibilities of metal on plastic, ceramics, wood, glass, wax and rubber. These combinations offer new strength-to-weight, electrical, insulating and flexibility characteristics with a virtually unlimited choice of shapes. Electroforming consulting services are available.

METCO

DIV. OF PERKIN-ELMER

Offers equipment and materials for applying thermal-spray metallic coatings. Equipment includes wire-combustion equipment for spraying, electric-arc equipment for metallizing, ThermoSpray powder combustion unit, high velocity oxy-fuel system and gun, and a Plasma Spray device that uses a high-energy plasma to melt metal powders for coating applications. Company also offers water washer spray booths.

MEYERCORD CO.

Company's primary product line is heat-transfer decals; however, it does engineer turnkey hot-stamping and heat-transfer systems.

MIDTECH SYSTEMS

Manufactures machinery and tooling for decorating rigid plastic parts and other rigid substrates. Equipment line includes precision pad printers for single-color and/or wet-on-wet multicolor pad transfer printing of fine details on irregular surfaces. Accessories such as steel and short-run plastic printing plates (cliches), transfer pads, and inks are also supplied.

Company also offers a standard line of hot-stamping equipment using single-color foil and multicolor heat-transfer decals. The above units are supplied with single-station tooling, multiple-station via turntable or linear conveyor, and complete turnkey systems with automatic loading and unloading. Custom-built units are also manufactured.

Supplies for vacuum metallizing include tungsten filaments and aluminum and copper evaporants.

MOCO THERMAL INDUSTRIES

MIDLAND-ROSS DIV.

Offers industrial power spray washers, drying ovens, flow coaters, cure and bake ovens, and complete finishing systems. UV-curable flow coatings can be applied with the company's U-V FloCoater.

MODERN ENGRAVING & MACHINERY

Company's embossers texture both HDPE and LDPE film in gauges from 0.7 to 4 mils. The in-line embosser with matched-steel embossing rolls is recommended for use in blown film extrusion lines, bag machines, or flexo printers. Cold embossing reportedly results in very high-quality texturing, particularly in HDPE.

Also available are embossers for blown film that use an engraved steel roll against a rubber backup roll. The process includes preheat, chill embossing, and post-cooling. The method is said to produce fine fabric texture, reduce surface reflectivity, and control stress distribution for personal-products film.

MORRELL CO.

Self-contained in-mold coating system for SMC incorporates metering and pumping components for injection of liquid coating material. All the necessary hydraulics, pneumatic and electrical controls are supplied for operation of the coating process. All components are mounted on a single base, except for the press-connected items, including the patented injector head.

Included are material supply assemblies for single- or two-component coating. Each assembly is equipped with a feed pump and elevator, nitrogen blanket to keep out moisture (for two-component systems), optional temperature control, and material low-level control. Metering and proportioning are controlled on hydraulics, which include a valve-assembly, manifold, and power unit with nitrogen accumulator. Electrical controls are typically controlled by programmable controllers.

NAZ-DAR CO.

Offers screen-printing equipment, supplies and inks.

NORWOOD MARKING SYSTEMS

Manufactures marking systems designed to become an integral part of molding, extruding or conveying lines or die cutters. The compact systems can be installed in-line and operate at production speeds to save labor or other more costly, secondary marking methods such as labels, hand stampers, etc. Hot stamping, embossing, ink and dry ink systems are available, as well as supplies (foils, inks, type). Also available are off-line, standalone systems for semi-automatic or manual marking, imprinting and decorating. Imprint areas and machine speeds are available for most plastic applications - one character to 4 x 4 in. or larger and speeds up to 1000 imprints/min.

OMI INTERNATIONAL CORP. See Enthone-OMI, Inc.

PAD-PRINT MACHINERY CO.

Offers a complete range of pad-printing machines for decorating the simplest to the most complex plastic parts, as well as most other types of substrates such as metal and ceramics. Printers have from one- to six-color capability and are semi-automatic to fully automated systems with auto feeders and unloaders.

Company specializes in custom engineering decorating systems for specialized printing requirements and also supplies all accessories such as on- and off-line drying equipment, post-and pretreat propane flamers and high-frequency corona discharge treating units, as well as inks for various substrates, pads and print plates. Will also locate suitable decorators for companies not wishing to do in-house printing.

PANNIER CORP.

Offers industrial direct and offset printers. Offset printers come in power or friction-driven models. Direct units are available for in-line mounting or manual applications. Printing inks and non-contact ink-jet coders are sold. The MarkPoint Ink-Jet coders can print 1/4-to 1 1/8-in.-high characters at speeds up to 390 ft/min.

PAPER CONVERTING MACHINE CO.

Offers converting machinery including flexographic printing presses (four-, six- and eight-color) coaters, laminators, folders, interfolders, rewinders, slitters, embossers, diaper machines, and packaging systems.

PERMANENT LABEL MACHINERY

CORP.

Manufactures and markets a complete line of printing equipment. The Acrobot Series are programmable servo-motor-driven silk-screen, hot-stamping and heat-transfer equipment capable of labeling up to 360 [degrees] around irregular shapes. A complete line of stock and custom hot-stamp and heat-transfer label equipment for semi- and fully automatic applications is also offered.

PLASTIC SYSTEMS CO., INC.

Distributes flexographic and central-impression presses from M.A.F. SpA of Italy for film and paper, ranging from 20 to 65 in. Up to eight colors can be printed at speeds up to 1000 ft/min. Special machinery is available for in-line systems with bag makers or extruders. Special features include automatic impression release, automatic temperature control, combination push-pull drying systems and solid-state, d-c, variable-speed drives. Repeats are from 10 to 60 in. All presses are now modified for use with water-based inks. New computerized control of stack and presses allows fully automatic registration and control at full line speeds.

POLYTYPE AMERICA CORP.

Designs and manufactures high-speed offset printing systems for preformed containers and lids. Items such as cans, cups, tubes, tubs, jars, bottles, can ends, preformed caps, closures, and lids are decorated in one pass in up to six colors. Line copy, halftone, and full process-color artwork can be reproduced. Materials-handling equipment and thermal or uv-drying ovens are incorporated into complete decorating systems.

PRECISION SCREEN MACHINES, INC.

Makes screen printing equipment for rigid, semi-rigid and flexible materials.

H.P. PREIS ENGRAVING MACHINE

The company's line includes two- and three-dimensional engraving machines, two computerized engraving systems, and a variety of accessories. All models of engravers can be converted for either engraving, diamond-drag marking, electrical marking, or acid etching by adding the proper marking or spindle unit. A floor stand with vertical feed-screw unit and two shelves is also available for most models. The Cence 1 is a computer-controlled engraving system intended for industrial applications. It combines state-of-the-art technology with ease of operation.

PRINTEX

Offers a complete line of pad printers ranging from a small, manually operated single-color machine to fully automatic four-color printers with indexing conveyors. Printers can be used for medical parts, electronics, household appliances, and toys. Recent developments include machines equipped with programmable controllers for easier interfacing to automated handling systems, high-durability photopolymer plates and plate process equipment, uv-curable inks and uv-curing systems.

R.D.N. MANUFACTURING CO., INC.

Manufactures a complete line of embossing machines ranging from 1 to 40 in. wide with manual and automatic controls. Machines feature a-c and d-c variable speed-drives. Company also designs and manufactures back-up and engraved rollers.

RANSBURG-GEMA, INC.

Provides electrostatic liquid and powder finishing equipment for both automatic and manual applications. The electrostatic process reportedly reduces overspray, thus minimizing coatings waste, volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, as well as cleanup and hazardous waste disposal costs. Company has developed an installed base of automatic electrostatic Turbodisk and Turbobell systems, and manual electrostatic guns in the plastics finishing market.

Proper grounding of the part is required to optimize the electrostatic attraction, and is accomplished in several ways, including application of electrostatic prep coats or primers, the use of metal work holders, and the use of conductive additives in the molding process.

Recent developments in coatings chemistry have permitted the application of low-bake temperature powder coatings to plastic parts. These advances have allowed the plastics industry the benefits of powder coatings, such as higher performance finishes, elimination of hazardous waste, lower energy consumption, and lower EPA compliance costs.

SAKAS, INC.

Offers embossers and hot imprinters for pipe, sheet, and profiles.

SCHMID MACHINES USA, INC.

Offers semi- and fully automatic padtransfer printing machines for marking and decorating curved, concave, convex, irregular, corrugated, and flat surfaces. Machines can print on almost all substrates. A patented inking system, said to be almost maintenance-free, enables operator to perform changeover rapidly. Image reproduction size can range from 2.5 x 2.5 in. to 6 x 12 in. Inks and accessories are also offered. All machines can be made available as multicolor, fully automated systems.

Stand-up model 820 has sliding inking system for easy set-up and cleaning, pneumatic controls, enlarged printing surface up to 8.5-in. diam., and two ink systems. Also available is an inkwell and open-well system. A chain that converts the SP 820 to a four-color pad printer with 42 fixtures for precise repetitive printing is a new option.

Company also offes bench-model silk-screen machines: the Midget 10 for flat printing up to 8 x 8 in., Model CP10/12 for round, oval or cylindrical shapes, as well as thick-film screen printers from semi-automatic tabletop to fully automated systems up to 15 x 15 in.

SERVICE TECTONICS, INC.

Offers a full line of pad-printing equipment, ranging from standard to specially designed machines. Company's R&D lab is available to test customers' parts to determine type of pad and inks best suited for them. Other supplies offered for pad printing include inks, pads, cliches, etc.

SIAS AMERICA EQUIPMENT, INC.

Manufactures 200 models of screen-printing machinery. Among the most popular machines are container printers, flatbed automatics, cylinder presses, flatbed semi-automatics, manual printers, web presses, and presses for close-tolerance work. Company offers a standard line of screen presses, custom designs and one-of-a-kind machines. Also offered is the Sias All-Steel Screen Frame.

SILICONE PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY

Company specializes in the designs and manufacture a full range of silicone rubber sheet, rollers, dies and total tooling for hot-stamp decorating, including systems for new and existing hot-stamp equipment. Company's manufacturing facility, dedicated to silicone rubber tooling, produces the following line of products:

* Silicone sheet - rigid, flex-back, and softbelly (R) sheet.

* Silicone dies - flat, flex-back, and contoured dies.

* Metal dies - flat and contoured steel, magnesium, and brass dies.

* Silicone rollers - roller tubes, disposable sleeves, and roller recoats.

* Auxiliaries - die-mounting bases, parts nests and support fixtures, and custom tooling.

* Total tooling - dies and fixtures designed and developed together and integrated into a complete hot-stamp decorating system for a specific machine.

SPRAY PLATING SYSTEMS

Manufactures specialized guns, equipment and chemicals for decorative metallization and EMI shielding. The "Spray Plating" system is designed to give plastic products an appearance similar to vacuum-metallized articles.

STOKES VACUUM INC.

A line of semi-automatic vacuum-coating machines is offered with reactor chambers varying in size from 24-in. diam. x 24 in. long to 84-in. diam. x 110 in. long. Machines are designed for production coating of thin-film metallic and nonmetallic sources onto a variety of substrates.

Traditional base/topcoat decorative metallizing with aluminum has begun to be augmented by functional applications such as EMI shielding of plastic electronic enclosures. Other functional applications range from optical coatings on plastic T.V.-camera lenses to contact metallization on photovoltaic power cells.

STORK X-CEL, INC.

Company's rotary screen-printing/coating and rotogravure high-production line systems are used to produce wallcoverings, floor coverings, synthetic leathers, roofing products, tarpaulin, back-lit signs, awnings, decals, labels, decorative packaging, etc. This equipment is capable of handling a wide variety of polymer coatings for paper, fabrics, foils, nonwovens, plastic films and other delicate substrates. A broad range of coating weights are possible from 0.1 to 20 mils in widths ranging from 13 to 180 in. for coating on one side or both sides of a web simultaneously.

STRAUB DESIGN CO.

Offers conveying and hot-stamping machines to feed parts automatically to a powered conveyor at 30-40/min. Parts are separated and located, hot stamped or heat-transfer decorated, and automatically discharged to the next process. Machine size is 5 ft long x 2 ft wide x 30 in. high.

TAFA, INC.

Company's arc-spray metallizing system can melt and spray nickel, stainless steel, bronze, copper, and other wire. Coatings produced this way reportedly have high bond strength because interparticle adhesion is high. Metals deposited are said to be resistant to chipping or cracking when machined by conventional methods. Another major application is sprayed-metal mold surfaces.

The spray gun is similar to those used for paint. Wires are fed automatically and, although molten deposits are applied, the substrate reportedly undergoes only a slight rise in temperature. An electric arc melts the ends of two electrically isolated coating wires, and an atomizing air jet blows the fine metal particles onto the surface being decorated. Typical spray rates range from 5 to 150 lb/hr.

Various attachments and auxiliary equipment are available: extensions for spraying internal diameters, spreaders for fanning the spray pattern, constrictors for diameter spray patterns, automated scanners, and fully automated systems.

The arc-spray technique is said to be especially useful in metallizing capacitors and similar electronic system components, in electromagnetic shielding of plastic housing, providing metal coatings on plastics for wear resistance, thermal conductivity, abrasion resistance, and in producing finely detailed molds for plastics.

TAMPOPRINT GMBH See Trans Tech America, Inc.

TECKNIT, INC.

Offers equipment and supplies for spraying conductive coatings and paint on plastic enclosures.

THIERICA, INC.

Offers a complete line of decorative painting systems, including radiant- or gas-fired ovens, solventless and solventtype paint mask washers. In addition to standard spray paint equipment, company will custom design and build turn-key systems to suit specific products ranging from hardcoat applications for automotive headlight lenses to pushbuttons for automobile instrument panels. Such systems may include chain-on-edge conveyors, ovens, in-line fixture washing, booths, state-of-the-art spray application equipment, and pick-and-place transferring.

Company's expertise extends beyond decorative painting into automatic adhesive application, glazing, and other protective coatings.

TRANS TECH AMERICA, INC.

A leader in transfer pad-printing technology, company is the exclusive distributer of "Tampo Print" equipment and accessories from Tampoprint GmbH. Crisp images from 0.003-in. diam. to 10 x 30 in. can be effectively reproduced on flat or irregular shaped parts or can be printed 360 [degrees] around cylindrical parts at speeds exceeding 30,000 prints/hr. Some high-speed models, up to 10,000 cycles/hr, feature closed-ink-cup systems, maintaining ink viscosity at a constant level at all times. A fully automatic ink pump with viscosity control is also available. Wet-on-wet application principal of this process allows printing of an unlimited number of colors in a single operation.

Engineering and fabrication facility provides ability to create turnkey systems incorporating fully automatic feeding, loading, ionization, Corona pretreatment, print, cure and unloading. Company offers a variety of low-cost printing plates that can be processed easily in-house by the customer for small runs of less than 100,000 prints. A complete line of inks, pads, auxiliary equipment and services are available.

New from Tampoprint: Rapid 2000/90 and 2000/130, high-speed pad-printing machines, which are larger versions of company's model 2000/3 with closed ink cup. Rapid 2000/90 prints a 3.12-in.-diam. image at speeds of 5000 imprints/hr. Machines print one color, and multicolored printing can be done by aligning machines side by side.

TRANSFER PRINT FOILS, INC.

Supplies roll-on, vertical, and peripheral hot-stamping presses, foil cutters, tooling, mounts, nests, dies (rubber and metal), as well as complete systems. Company develops new systems and updates existing hot-stamp decorating systems.

U.V. PROCESS SUPPLY, INC.

Offers complete screen- and pad-printing systems for flat and three-dimensional parts, based on uv curing, and including full support equipment. Supplies include safety products, test equipment, maintenance supplies, adhesives, and "instantly" cured inks that are scratch- and solvent-resistant. Systems are reported to be nonpolluting and energy efficient.

The new compact, portable fiber-optic uv light delivery systems reportedly peak at the critical uv radiation band that cures during decoration and assembly of small parts or curing of adhesives for assembly of small parts. The multiple wand uv spot cure system provides connections for additional flexible optic wands to cure up to three separate areas simultaneously without reducing uv intensity.

Also new is a compact air-driven pump, the Con-Trol-Cure Transfer Pump, used for transporting small amounts of raw materials to application machines. Flow rates of up to 1.8 gal/min supply flexo, offset, screen, roller coaters and the gravure coating machines.

UNITED SILICONE INC.

Offers turnkey pad-transfer printing systems and a complete line of hot-stamping equipment. The Uni-Printer pad printers accommodate up to four-color printing applications with image sizes ranging from 2 x 4 in. through 8 x 22 in.

In addition to the standard hot-stamping equipment offered, the company also manufactures the silicone dies, sheets and rollers, complete nesting fixture systems and automation options for a wide variety of decorating applications.

New from company:

* US R7 roll-on machine that switches from continuous hot-stamping to precisely placed heat transfers. Machine uses a Webtrak 1000 Indexer to advance either preprinted heat transfers of foils. Safety features include automatic heat shutoff if roller temperature exceeds its set limit. Operator interface terminal displays data and diagnostic messages on a one-line readout.

* US 70 seven-ton hot-stamping machine, which has two-stage power that reportedly offers more uniform pressure than mechanical systems and avoids oil leaks. First-pressure stage seeks the part level, and the second stage applies pressure. Unit comes with 10 x 10-, 12 x 16-, and 12 x 24-in. heads.

VAN DAM MACHINE CORP.

Offers dry-offset printing equipment for use with infrared or uv inks for decorating preformed plastic cups, containers, cans, jars, vials, tubes, lids and webs. Speeds for printing are up to 450/min for cups, 800/min for lids, and 200/min for tubes.

Shrink-sleeve equipment for applying PVC and PS tube labels to dairy, food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical products for full-label decorating and tamper-evident sealing applications are also offered.

THE WAGNER CO.

Makes reciprocal, peripheral, and roll-on hot-stamping equipment. Thirteen reciprocal presses are standard: M1500, 3/4-ton hand-operated; A1500, 3/4-ton air-operated; A1000, 1/2-ton air-operated; A2000, A4000, A6000, A8000, A10K, 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-ton air-operated; H10K, H15K, H20K, H24K, 7 1/2-and 12-ton hydraulically operated; and PH4-5, PH4-20, PH4-60, 5- to 60-ton hydraulically operated.

Six peripheral presses are offered: PRB6, PRB12 and PRB24, for part diameters from 1/2 to 30 in.; CD3 and CD5 offer chain drive pallets from high speed; and SR3 is designed to imprint irregular, square, round, oval or rectangular shapes.

Two conveyor-type, roll-on presses are R8C and R18C with 8 in. and 18 in. roller width capacity. These unit sizes are duplicated for the two reciprocating BGP roll-on moldings, the R8R and R18R. The reciprocating BGP units are hydraulically powered.

Company offers four models of box-motion, roll-on machines with various stroke and roller width capacities. Models BMR3, BMR6, and BMR12 box-motion machines are of C-frame construction and come in a variety of stroke lengths. The Boxer is a large box-motion machines with a 2 in. roller width and 3 amp stroke of 36 to 48 in. An extrusion roll-on, hot-stamp press, model XR3, is also offered.

WARNER SALES ASSOCIATES, INC.

Offers a complete range of roll-to-roll flexographic presses for use on flexible substrates.

WEBER MARKING SYSTEMS

A complete line of computerized printers to produce labels or stencils up to 16 in. wide with serial numbers and bar codes is available. CRT-displayed label format, machine-prompted operation, menu selection of functions, and memory retrieval are reportedly easy to use without special training. Also available is disk, storage of variable and constant information in any label format.

Manual and electronic label imprinters, applicators and related equipment, pressure-sensitive handprinters, and other labeling supplies are also available.

WEBTECH, INC.

Company's principal product line is hot-stamp foils, specializing in rotogravure and silk-screen printed heat transfers, woodgrains, specialty patterns, and pigments. Company also supplies turnkey hot-stamp systems, foil, and equipment to decorate various types of substrates and configurations.

WINDMOELLER & HOELSCHER CORP.

Manufactures both flexographic and gravure printing presses. The Merkur line of rotogravure machines can print in one to 10 colors, widths of up to 100 in. and repeat ranges from 13 to 75 in. The new Merkur Heliostar is designed to print a wide variety of substrates from thin films to heavy paper. The fully computerized press requires only one operator to setup and monitor all machine operations. Widths of up to 90 in. can be supplied. The machine is designed to accept gravur cylinders from full-width down to half-width and operates at production speeds up to 1200 ft/min.

The Olympia central-impression flexographic line comes in widths from 16 to 110 in. with repeat ranges from 11 to 120 in. in 4-, 6-, and 8-color versions. The new Olympia Starflex, modularly designed to be expandable from six to eight colors, allows the addition of identical color decks. The 52-in. wide Olympia Starflex has print repeat length from 12 to 40 in. at printing speeds up to 1200 ft/min.

Company's Alina tail-end printers (four models) are available in widths from 9 to 100 in. with repeat range of 9 to 70 in. Models can be supplied with up to eight colors.

WOLVERINE FLEXOGRAPHIC

MANUFACTURING CO.

Supplies flexographic printing presses and related equipment, including stack-type printing presses, single-impression printing presses, and unwind and rewind units.
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