The three companies Gallus Ferd. Rüesch AG, Steinemann Technologie AG and Schmid Rhyner AG have already been working together closely for several years. Gallus, known for its label printing machinery, integrates the Steinemann DEU (Digital Embellishment Unit) into its Labelfire 340 (width 340 mm). This enables top level refinement of digital print products. Here, the core is the module from Steinemann, the tradition-steeped manufacturer of inline and offline varnishing units for the graphics industry. The decisive varnishes for digital refinement, which are aligned for use on the machine, are manufactured by Schmid Rhyner, the leading Swiss manufacturer and developer of the patented diVar technology. The partnership between these three companies has brought digital varnishing a whole new dimension using inkjet technology.
Schmid Rhyner already had its diVar® technology for digital refinement patented back in 2002. In 2011, Steinemann integrated this technology in its offline machine dmax, which was introduced to the market in 2014. This optimally matched system (coating/machine) was supplemented with digital foil embossing (dfoil) in 2017, further increasing market acceptance.
Gallus recognised the advantages of this system and integrated the unit in its digital label printing flagship as a DEU (Digital Embellishment Unit), the Gallus Labelfire. During the “Innovation Days” in 2018, Gallus presented this machine for the first time with an integrated DEU. The customers’ interest was overwhelming. Following successful field tests, the module is applied for industrial applications in the meantime.
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