In order to support its continued growth in flexible packaging and corrugated markets Cheshire Anilox Technology, a leading manufacturer of laser engraved ceramic Anilox rollers has recently completed the installation of a new ALE fibre laser. The new laser is equipped with the latest hardware and software technology to produce a range of engraving configurations from 25 to 2,000 lines per inch. The new machine will allow the Manchester based company to create a wide range of bespoke engravings to meet the high quality demands of printers. It features a Custom Pulse to provide graphical control and design of bespoke cell shapes. It also features the most advanced engraving modes that offer the highest control over cell shape and engraving consistency. The cells produced are more open and smoother, offering greater resistance against clogging, increase volume and ink transfer capacity.
It offers greater and absolute engraving consistency with less than 1% variation across the roll surface. Cell definition and uniformity produced by the new machine is superior to previous models.
The possibility of limitless cell designs combined with faster engraving speeds offer a wide range of flexibility and versatility to the Company. Cheshire Anilox will be able to provide customised engravings to overcome common print problems currently faced by flexo printers.
Cheshire’s latest addition follows significant investment across its global operations. Paul Smith, Managing Director, comments, “Once again we are making a significant investment to ensure we can meet the needs of some of the world’s most prestigious printers. The highly-specified ALE Fibre laser we have installed will allow us to offer the highest quality and consistency of engravings. We are committed to continue to strengthen and grow our business and the addition of the latest laser allows us to address these priorities.”
“We are devoted to enhancing our equipment for the benefit of our customers,” said Sonia Arcos Technical Sales Director of Cheshire Anilox technology. “This machine will allow our customers to have more flexibility in their packaging designs and achieve higher print quality.”