St-Luc Labels & Packaging Resolves UV Ink Spitting Issues with Apex Anilox technology

By Jeanine Graat | Nov 14, 2017 9:34:47 AM

The family-owned company, St-Luc Labels & Packaging has over 200 employees, 3 plants in 3 countries (Belgium, the Netherlands and France), and 25 presses (6 flexo, 12 digital, 5 letterpress, and 2 offset). For over 25 years, St-Luc has focused on the production of a variety of packaging products, such as self-adhesive labels, shrink sleeves, folding carton and flexible packaging. Recently St. Luc faced UV Spitting, a common issue in the Label flexoprinting industry.

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Apex International taps into trends at Labelexpo Europe

By Jeanine Graat | Nov 6, 2017 4:18:31 AM

Labelexpo Europe 2017 celebrated its biggest-ever edition at the Brussels Expo, occupying nine exhibition halls – 12% bigger than 2015 – and attracting 37,742 visitors (up 5.6%). Apex International tapped into all major trends that headlined the show, welcoming the audience to its Knowledge Center in Hall 11 – close to Labelexpo’s Automation Arena.

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Apex joins MPS connectivity platform ‘talk to me’ with Smart Anilox

By Jeanine Graat | Sep 19, 2017 10:55:22 AM

As ‘automation’ is set to be one of the headline themes during Labelexpo Europe, Apex International is gearing up to present its innovative ‘Smart Anilox’. This RFID-equipped anilox roll will be a key part of the connectivity platform ‘talk to me’, created by press manufacturer MPS. The newly developed platform enables interaction between MPS printing presses and Management Information Systems (MIS) in order to automate various processes, from pre-press to printing through to the final post-press stages.

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Top Causes of Anilox Scoring and How to Prevent Them

By Nick Harvey | Mar 6, 2017 12:37:03 PM

A score line in an anilox roll is a groove that has run directly through the engraved surface.  The score shows a visible line in the printed or coated product and is irreversible. Once the surface is scored, the roll must be reconditioned or replaced. For these reasons, it is crucial to learn how to prevent scoring whenever possible. Below you will find an explanation on score lines, the different types and how to prevent them from occurring and keeping your print quality as high and consistent as possible.

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