The Graphium hybrid digital inkjet label press has undergone some changes recently in order to make it more flexible and adaptable to each client’s needs. The device comes from UK-based company, FFEI who are specialists in digital imaging, and it is designed for packaging, labels and speciality print. The new features that have been added build on the existing strengths of the original device and are available immediately. They are being configured with new Graphium machines and are available for retrofitting with existing ones.

What’s new?
A thin-film modification kit has been added to the digital UV inkjet press. This will allow the device to handle thinner film – as thin as 12µm, making it the first hybrid digital inkjet system capable of this. This opens up new possibilities for businesses creating promotional print and packaging, making medium- to long-run product variants, among other things, much more cost-effective.

Graphium has also added a new closed-loop tension control, making handling this thinner film more practical. A new advanced encoder and rollers for the machine improve the handling of 12-250µm films, allowing businesses to reduce waste and packaging weight, while still maintaining a high quality of print.

The new inline closed-loop lamination will help to improve the machine’s rewind without curling, as it will have a greater ability to precisely apply a functional barrier. A new orange ink from Fujifilm has also been added to Graphium’s inkset, giving the device the widest gamut digital label press available.

New finishing techniques are also available, including textures, tactile effects, and digital varnish, allowing printers to improve the look and feel of labels. All of these new additions to the machine help Graphium’s customers to enhance the quality of their print and improve their margins as a result.

All of the new features, for both new machines and those already owned, are completely optional, so customers can pick and choose which features they need and which can be left out. This allows customers to have a machine that does exactly what they need it to, without having to pay for the things they don’t need it to do.