Afinia debuts desktop flexible packaging press


“FP-230 takes print to pack within minutes.”

Afinia Label, a manufacturer and distributor of industrial colour label printing and finishing equipment, alongside Sihl, a digital print media solutions provider, have jointly developed the FP-230 for short to medium runs of flexible packaging.

The Afinia FP-230 is a desktop press with a maximum media width of 230mm. It utilizes Memjet’s Versapass DN technology to produce full colour prints at 1600dpi, with speeds up to 18m per minute. The water-based CMYK inks are approved for food packaging when combined with inline cold lamination.

Sihl’s Artysio range of packaging films is optimised for printing on the FP-230 and for use with a wide range of VFFS and HFFS packaging lines. The Artysio product line addresses the complexity of film choice, and provides solutions for various different product and market needs. A mono PP film addresses issues on sustainability with a recyclability score of 20/20 from Intersoh.

Joe Collins, technical sales from Afinia Label, explained: “As companies have focused on things like reducing waste, smaller production runs, and increasing personalisation in recent years, the need for an on-demand flexible packaging solution has grown significantly. Our solution is low-investment and empowers the user with full control of their own production, putting an end to minimum order restrictions and long lead times. Users can take a roll of blank Artysio film and go from print to pack in minutes, opening the door to endless opportunities.”

The FP-230 will be on the HD Labels booth J9 at the Packaging Innovations Show on 26-27 Feb 2020 in Birmingham, UK.