How Rethinking Anilox Boosts Productivity

By Apex International | May 17, 2017 11:59:44 AM

Providing the highest quality in flexographic printing has always been key to the rise of Uniflex, ever since its foundation in 1996. Based in Minsk (Belarus), it is now one of the biggest producers of flexible packaging of the CIS and Eastern Europe. Constantly looking for ways to further improve its performance, Uniflex recently decided to switch to Apex anilox rollers: “GTT rollers allow us to print at maximum production speed, while maintaining stable an invariable ink transfer at all times.”

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Apex’ Revolutionary Reinvention of Anilox Ink Transfer

By Jeanine Graat | Apr 18, 2017 10:36:50 AM

In flexographic printing, the anilox surface where ink meets plate has always been one of the prime limiting factors in print quality, press speed, and workflow. “Apex has met that challenge head-on by reinventing the very concept of ink-to-plate transfer”, says Nick Harvey, Technical Applications Director at Apex, describing the continual improvement and growing success of GTT since its introduction in 2007. “We have established well over 20,000 installationsworldwide so far. Anilox manufacturers are paying Apex the ultimate compliment now by actually trying to emulate our patented Open Slalom Ink Channel anilox surface geometry by coming up with (semi-) open cell engravings and all variations of cells with removed walls.”

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