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  • 02  Packaging materials, packaging means, auxiliary packaging means and packaging production
  • 02.06  Machines and equipment for the printing of packaging media

Machines and equipment for the printing of packaging media

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Product category: Machines and equipment for the printing of packaging media


The ONYX central impression flexographic printing press represents Uteco’s state of the art offering to the printing industry.  Equipped with Direct Drive Evo® technology, it features unmatchable print quality, easy operation and extremely fast job changes.
To ensure optimum dot quality, Uteco developed Direct Drive Evo® technology, our true, patent protected, direct drive technology.  The CI drum and the plate sleeve mandrels are flanged directly into their drive motors ensuring that dot quality is not compromised.  PCT® and PTC® technologies are used to enhance print operation during press operation.

The new ONYX series of presses feature Uteco’s latest hardware and software developments that automatically set print register and printing pressures at job start reducing both waste and changeover times, ensuring optimum press performance and maximum return on investment.

ONYX can be supplied in five different models:

- ONYX 612 GL: a 6 color long repeat press
- ONYX 808/810/812 GL: three 8 color presses with traditional or long repeats
- ONYX 108/110 GL: two 10 color presses with traditional or long repeats

PCT® - Press Control During Transition
New Uteco platform for low waste and fast setting of printing pressures (Touch & Go + Kiss & Go) and registers (Click & Drag) in partnership with Grafikontrol.
PTC® - Predictable Torque Control
This software system allows predictive control of plate mandrel servomotor’s torque in varying print conditions to ensure best available print register accuracy.   
Direct Drive Evo®
The Direct Drive Evo® technology by Uteco grants unique performances which give converters important benefits.
Chamber Doctor Blade
The new pneumatically loaded chamber doctor blade features:
- Newly designed lightweight and robust doctor blade chambers
- On deck toolless end seal replacement
- Fast change toolless doctor blades
Sprint Wash®
The ONYX can be equipped with SprintWash®, Uteco’s automatic and modular washing system.  Three different washing cycles (light, medium and heavy) can be selected per deck based on need by the operator on the machine supervisor.

Onyx 612 GL

This model best serves the industrial & high volume sack and bag market requiring long print repeats.

This model maintains all the features of the ONYX series and can be equipped with Direct Drive Evo in-line print/coating flexo units for  back printing and/or coating and in-register varnish, either air dried or UV/EB cured.

Onyx 808-810-812 GL

With its newly designed “total capture” CI section the ONYX 808 represents the best quality to price ratio available in gearless flexo technology for the flexible packaging market.
The press can be supplied in varying configurations; with flexo or gravure in-line units for additional front /back colors, for varnish/lacquers, and or for various types of coatings including adhesives for in-line lamination.

The ONYX 810 and 812 are typically used for long repeat print applications on shrink plastic film for beverage overwrap as well as for various types of paper sacks and bags.
The 810 and 812’s heavy duty design works well with Uteco’s quick job change philosophy characteristic of the ONYX series of presses. Special bridge sleeves and sleeve carts are supplied with the 810 and 812 to assist press operators when changing larger sleeves

Onyx 108-110 GL

The ONYX 10 color series features two models differentiated only by maximum  repeat length. The ONYX 108 with an industry standard repeat is most commonly used in conventional flexible packaging applications. The ONYX 110 with its longer repeat is well suited for shrink fi lms and industrial applications. These robust presses are equipped with a very efficient drying system on both the CI section as well as the drying tunnel in order to reduce solvent retention even at high printing speeds.
Depending on the configuration they can be equipped with either ladders or lift platforms to assist the operator with sleeve changes on the upper decks.

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Product category: Machines and equipment for the printing of packaging media

Next 450

Peak performance in gravure printing of flexible packaging for short and medium runs .
Next 450 was designed with the ambition to achieve the following objectives:
• Faster job change
• Reduced setup time  through automated solutions
• Maximum efficiency drying system
• Simplify controls in a centralized location

Inking encapsulated
The inking system  is enclosed to eliminate emissions and ink misting in the printing area. The doctor blade is extremely rigid yet lightweight. Wide range of positioning controls (angle / point) of the doctor blade at all cylinder sizes.

Trolleys job change
At the end of job, the  washed cylinders, are expelled and  new ones relative to the next job inserted through a semi-automatic trolley system, with a significant reduction in job change time. NEXT 450 is designed to work with both integral and hollow shaft cylinders .

Efficient and noiseless ventilation/drying system
NEXT 450 uses the Uteco ventilation system "CUBE" which provides compact design, low noise, and optimum energy efficiency
The drying capacity is achieved with hoods from 2.4 up to 10 meters length. They are characterized by air knives with  brand new profile that improve the efficiency and uniformity of the air flow, and the laterally opening system  allows total accessibility for cleaning / maintenance.

A centralized  totally control area
NEXT 450 features single location supervisory controls where all the machine settings can be accessed and maintained  A touchscreen supervisory HMI concentrates in one location all the process controls for quality management.

Online-to press applications
NEXT 450 can be customized with different in-line technologies such as
in-line lamination, application of cold/hot glue , PVDC coating, digital print heads, laser die cutting units, and EB groups.

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Product category: Machines and equipment for the printing of packaging media

Silver SILL

The roto off-set printing press SILVER SIL stands out for the high printing quality, reduced costs of printing plates, wastes reduction, run’s high quality standard, accurate color reproductibility, wide application range, easy use.

The SILVER SIL processes the most different printing materials such as paper, paper board, flexible films and alluminium.

The SILVER SIL convinces thanks to following advantages: easy operation, shaftless tecnology, productivity, fast make ready, flexible and modular unit system.

Additional units:

• Unwind/rewind duplex automatic
• Insetting
• Register control
• Die-cutter
• Sheeter
• Remote ink control
• Blanket washing system
• Web video system
• UV curing system
• Flexo unit
• Screen printing unit
• Rotogravure unit
• Hot foil stamping unit
• Laminating unit
• Delamination unit
• Corona treater
• Cooling unit on Uv curing
• Hot air dryer for water/solvent based

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About us

Company details

Uteco Converting S.p.A. is the world leader in the production of printing machines designed for the most diverse flexible packaging applications.

Uteco offers innovative solutions through its broad range of flexographic and rotogravure printing machines, laminating machines and high-tech machines with special configurations, while constantly focusing on research and innovation.

The company's headquarters are based in Colognola ai Colli, to the east of Verona (Italy), and include some 65,000 m2 of production space, with the central plant, Uteco 2 and the new plant Uteco 3. Over 250 specialists in design, production, control, assistance, sales and marketing work in the plant.

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Target groups
  • Food
  • Bakery products
  • Cosmetics
  • Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals