Trade Resources Industry Views Weitmann & Konrad Launches Digicon Remoistening System for Digital Printing at Drupa 2016

Weitmann & Konrad Launches Digicon Remoistening System for Digital Printing at Drupa 2016

Weitmann & Konrad presented current solutions including DigiCon remoistening system for digital printing at the Drupa 2016.

Using the motto "Don`t play - work with precision" WEKO presented innovative solutions and concepts with great success at this year's drupa facilitating process optimisation for the user both in digital printing and sheet-fed offset.

The company from southern Germany is a specialist for remoistening paper webs dried by the fixing process with heat. The quality of the dry paper deteriorates. "The loss of quality becomes apparent through electrostatic charges, paper curl, waviness as well as fold breaks affecting especially downstream processing. Paper conditioning through remoistening is an extremely effective measure of restoring the paper's original properties" explains Thomas Laiβle, Digital Printing product manager at WEKO. The visitors at the WEKO trade fair booth realised this as well and were excited by the non-contact remoistening system, the WEKO-DigiCon. Several systems could be sold right away at the trade fair to the delight of WEKO.

Powder spraying in offset printing is another topic presented at the WEKO exhibition. The WEKO engineers had been tinkering for month with very exact powder application cycled precisely to each sheet. They did succeed as the concept study "WEKO-STEP" demonstrates. The prototype of the new STEP spray bar that cycles the powder directly at the printed sheet was presented to the interested professional audience for the first time at the WEKO booth. WEKO has positioned itself deliberately compared to alternative technologies such as LED UV printing. High print quality, frictionless production processes and high processing speeds continue to make an extremely thin, precision-applied powder coat indispensable for further processing of the printing products. Markus Klempin, Offset Printing product manager at WEKO is optimistic: "We were able to convince the visitors that powder spraying will remain a viable topic in the future and that WEKO continues developing and fine-tuning its application systems to provide the maximum technological benefit to the user".

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