BOBST unveils THQ FlexoCloud

BOBST revealed its new THQ (Très Haute Qualité) FlexoCloud Technology at a Technical Seminar attended by some of the leading printers and converters from Europe, Middle East and the USA.

This technology; developed by Graphilabel, a specialist in graphic solutions for narrow web, security and anti-counterfeit solutions and adapted by BOBST, is considered a quantum quality shift in post-print flexo.

“This innovative 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.”

Serving growing needs by enhancing flexo quality and counterfeit protection, the seminar, which took place from March 28 to April 13 at BOBST’s Lyon Competence Centre, was a combination of in-depth technology presentations, interactive sessions and hands-on technology demonstrations. During this seminar, customers discovered how they could serve a growing need for enhanced print quality and counterfeit protection and at the same time derive maximum value from their investment in BOBST flexo machines.

BOBST THQ FlexoCloud is a very easy-to-use flexo solution for corrugated board. There is no need for any special skills and this technology 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), the core element of the technology due to a unique colour separation algorithm. The technology is associated with ultra-high precision, a larger range with four colours also enable excellent anti-counterfeit security printing through invisible coded messages.

Discovering THQ benefits with live demos

To ensure customers could see the benefits of THQ technology in person, BOBST ran live demonstrations on a MASTERFLEX-XL THQ FlexoCloud. These demonstrations showed that how this technology enables reduced ink consumption as well as the number of printing plates and thus easily operates at a lower cost. How to print a larger range of liners and achieve 65 per cent gamut coverage with the four process colours only was also demonstrated.

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