News archive 2013

24-27 September 2013

BIRKAN’s début at Labelexpo

Logo Labelexpo

Solids, linework and halftone all on a single plate? That vision is now a reality! Laserline, BIRKAN’s laser engraved flexographic printing plates, provide discerning label manufacturers with new shaping options in unprecedented quality. For the first time, they can profit from high-resolution engraving up to 5080 dpi plus a three-dimensional image with variable depths and absolute flexibility when shaping the shoulders. The user friendly elastomer material, developed and produced by German manufacturer ContiTech, features an integrated compressible layer offering numerous benefits for the printing process.

Direct laser engraving is very gentle on the environment because no solvents are required – from the software to the fibre laser, only the very latest technology is applied by BIRKAN. At Labelexpo, visitors are shown application examples and samples. Numerous printing houses are already relying on the prepress and direct engraving services of BIRKAN.

Although a newcomer to Labelexpo, BIRKAN has long been on the radar of many label printers: for almost ninety years now, this South German company has operated successfully as a leading manufacturer and supplier of offset printing blankets and underpacking material. The newest products explicitly for printing labels with UV or conventional inks on offset presses will be on show at the exhibition. All printing blankets can be converted for any format at BIRKAN's internal production facility and shipped to more than a hundred countries worldwide.

pict. 1 - Sample of laser engraved flexo printing plate

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pict. 2 - printing plate mounted on cylinder

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9 August 2013

Local politicians visiting BIRKAN production

Wishing to be updated about the situation of small and medium-sized companies of their electoral district, a group of local politicians, including some members of the Bavarian Parliament, came to visit BIRKAN. They were shown the new warehouse (built in 2012) and the latest technological investments, such as the new production area of direct laser engraving.

pict. 1 - CSU politicians and fibre laser pict. 2 - Dr. Thomas Goppel at BIRKAN pict. 3 - fibre laser open