- Rotogravure is a type of intaglio printing process - The printing system is based on the transfer of ink to metal cylinders engraved with small cells
from which the ink is released to the substrate to print - The printing is based on the following basic components: a) a cylinder, engraved with the images that need to be printed b) an ink fountain positioned below the cylinder, filling the recessed cells c) the doctor blade, that scrapes the cylinder and removes the ink in excess from the non-printing (non-recessed) areas of the cylinder d) an impression roller, a metal tube covered by an elastic polymer (rubber) that keeps the substrate
in close contact with the engraved cylinder in order to obtain a correct transfer of the ink
- Flexography is a form of printing process which utilizes a flexible relief plate - The printing system is based on the transfer of ink to polymer plates with images embossed
that transfer the ink to the substrate to be printed - The printing is based on the following basic components: a) an anilox roller that, through cells, transfers the ink to the flexible-plates with the images in relief (cliché) that are already mounted on the plate cylinders b) a doctor blade that allows the control of ink quantity
Flexography is also ideal for short runs: in fact the time of set-up is reduced and the printing plates in polymer is cheaper (in realization and storage) than the rotogravure one
SIT Group currently operates with three production plants, according to a philosophy of product / market specialization to capitalizes expertise and respond to the objectives of effectiveness and efficiency.
SIT Plant (San Marino) and SITITALIA (Pesaro) use Rotogravure technology and realize special processes like cold seal applications.
SITITALIA Plant (Stanghella, Padova) produces flexographic printing and allows the management of smaller batches.
The industrial strategy of the Group is based on constant technological updating and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
The SIT GROUP has been operating for many years on the Flexible Packaging market, supplying Clients in the sector of Food Stuffs and Non Food Stuffs, with the most appropriate packaging solutions, technologically advanced, secure and respectful of the Environment and capable of guaranteeing the success of their products. The activity of the Group and the printing is of the highest quality, in the technology of rotogravure and Flexography on transparent, paper based laminated or metalized films, with or without solvents – and with specific treatments in regards with the graphical needs and product protection.
The SIT GROUP functions with a strong orientation towards total quality and reacts according to the normative of Good Manufacturing Process ( GMP ). Desiring to be alongside Clients sharing the partnership and its objectives in every phase of development, from the project phase, in which the Research and Development Dept ( R & D ) and a full-service Graphic Dept give full availability of their knowledge, to a constant monitoring of the printing progress and an advanced logistic service.
The Group, not only with technology, makes available tor clients its managerial qualities, passion and quality of Human Resources.
Today SIT GROUP, which has three production establishments, also have an internal presence of each Service/Division useful to the client, an industrial reality which serves Multinational Companies worldwide.