Dominion Packaging has installed a TRESU Flexo Innovator press (FI1400-10, 55-inch, 10-units) to produce its packaging for the tobacco, food and beverage markets.

The Innovator is a flexographic in-line press equipped with rotec high-speed sleeves and rotec Atlas Adapters from Flint Group. This combination of sleeves and adapters is said to provide optimum control of plate bounce by absorbing press vibration and providing added stability, which enables the press to run at faster speeds while still ensuring a solid kiss impression.

Wes Johnson, regional sales manager at Flint Group Flexographic Products, said: “The maximum line speed of a typical folding carton press would normally be around 1,200 fpm, but we were able to employ a combination of the rotec High Speed Sleeves and rotec Atlas Adapters to allow for the production of quality product at the maximum speed of the equipment. Dominion Packaging is probably the only folding carton producer using 150 lpi plates for this print segment, and this press could possibly be one of the fastest folding carton presses the industry has seen to date.”

Randy Butler, Dominion Packaging’s Flexo Operations & Converting Manager, added: “The materials used in the rotec sleeves and adapters allow us to print a very fine dot structure; it helps us to eliminate cushion tape and allows us to print a wide range of products at the highest level of dot reproduction. Our solid ink laydown and excellent combination print are directly attributed to the success we have been able to achieve at high press speeds with this particular combination of rotec sleeves and adapters.”

More information from Flint Group Headquarters, 26b Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg. Tel: 44 161 776 6810. Email: Web: