Velox to drive digital printing with launch of Micro-Pixel Drop Shape Control technology

GERMANY – Innovative developer and manufacturer of mass production direct-to-shape digital decoration solutions, Velox has developed Micro-Pixel Drop Shape Control Technology for Digital Printing on Plastic Tubes.

The new technology delivers exceptionally photorealistic accuracy in images, fine graphic elements, and ultra-sharp text and lines, with high ink efficiency, and with no impact on Velox’s extremely high decoration speed of 250 cpm on the largest diameter and length tubes.

Micro-Pixel Drop Shape Control regulates each drop as it hits the substrate, creating drop diameters that are up to 60 percent smaller than previously possible with Velox’s ink technology, while allowing other drops of the same volume to spread and cover large areas.

“Velox seeks to deliver the most innovative and cutting-edge technology in the digital decoration market to meet brands’ requirements,” said Marian Cofler, CEO, and co-founder at Velox.

“To accomplish this goal, we invest heavily in R&D to discover digital print quality breakthroughs, while continuously expanding our system architecture and ink capabilities to meet market demands.

“Micro-Pixel Drop Shape Control is a fine example of this, and feedback from customers is extremely positive.”

Converters and fillers for tubes will be the first customers to benefit from the newest breakthrough in Velox ink technology for the Velox IDS-PT Series.

The cosmetics and personal care markets have the highest demand for package decoration with extremely small text and fine details, as well as sharp and accurate photorealism.

Customers testing Micro-Pixel Drop Shape Control technology note that the level of accuracy and sharpness of even the smallest text and fine elements, like thin lines, is comparable to analog printing, while the quality of other decoration elements like images and gradients is superior.

In addition, the newly introduced technology available on the Velox systems brings each of the print benefits of flexo, screen and dry offset printing into one decoration system.

With the combination of Velox’s unprecedented printing speed and the new, advanced ink technology, customers will no longer need to decorate the container using multiple printing methods to achieve a high-quality product.

Micro-Pixel Drop Shape Control is part of the Velox Variable Viscosity Ink (VVI) technology, specially developed and formulated digital UV inks that enable excellent print properties, unmatched decoration quality and high ink efficiency.

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