Apex manufactures a variety of printing systems for packaging products. Many of these applications are covered elsewhere in our industry specific pages for different manufacturing sectors and include items like cans, tubes, buckets and containers of all descriptions.
Apex also builds machinery for special packaging purposes including S-40 Machine Variants designed to handle and overprint onto pre-manufactured Folded Boxes - paper, card and corrugated - to enable marking and branding of universal bulk produced boxes with specific product detail requirements at the packaging point. For manufacturers with a wide variety of products, that can be packed into a small range of standard size boxes, these printers can provide significant savings in inventory costs for pre-printed boxes or for pre-printed label stocks and the costs involved in applying these.
Apex has a comprehensive market-leading range of printers for continuous strapping of all types. These printers set new standards of quality with their capability for imprinting high quality, close register, multi-color artworks at high speeds.
Machine types in this area include:
S-40 Strapping Printers
Introducing High Quality Print on Strapping
Apex strapping printer systems are designed to print a variety of different strapping materials of various widths to provide high quality multi-color printed images with close registration capability between colors. The Apex system can be configured in up to 4 colors, offering capability and quality solutions not previously available.
The appropriate width strapping material is webbed onto an automatic pulling unit where the controls are activated to pre-treat the material, to print it in multiple colors using the dry offset printing process, and dry the print image either by exposure to ultraviolet light, or by hot air to cure the graphics. The printers can be configured to handle from 1 to 12 lanes - thus providing the potential for high production levels where needed. The standard printing heads will provide a maximum repeat length of up to 17 inches - where longer repeats are required, a machine variety with larger print cylinders can be offered with a maximum repeat length of 27 inches.
Apex Strap Printers can be engineered to run as stand-alone off-line systems or, alternatively can be configured to run in line with a customer’s extruders in multi-lane configurations at production rates of up to 375 feet per minute per lane.
Detailed machine information, specifications and, in many cases, videos are available on request once we have the basic details of your application and requirements to enable us to select and supply the most relevant information and recommendations. Please click below to submit a request for additional information. We will be very pleased to provide you further information and assistance.