13 September 2023

Successful Open House
at MACA Italy

SOMA demonstrates two demanding jobs, including complete makereadies, printed on plastic with water-based inks on the Optima² flexo press.

On October 4, 2023, SOMA held a VIP Open House for printers and converters at MACA srl. headquarters in Calvi, Italy. This year, MACA installed a new Optima² flexographic printing press and S-Mount Automatic plate mounter.

Since 2001, MACA has developed and produced flexible and responsible packaging for foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and home and personal care products, with infinite customization possibilities. They rely on flexible thinking with a strong focus on eco-sustainability. Medium and high-definition flexographic technology allows them to offer extremely high-quality printed products at reasonable costs, even for medium and small print runs.

During the open house, a number of demos were shown of MACA’s automated S-Mount and Optima². SOMA performed complete make-readies using IRIS technology between the S-Mount plate mounter and the Optima² intelligent flexo press. Once plates were mounted, two demanding print jobs were run. Given greater consumer demand for sustainable, as well as food-safe packaging, guests learned about water-based printing on plastic and the use of SOMA’s Intelligent Automation, contributing to sustainable packaging solutions. Highlighted was the Advanced Bounce Control technology of the Optima². The system guarantees perfect dots with superior print stability at exceptionally fast speeds.

The next-generation SOMA Optima² CI intelligent flexo press is equipped with new Intelligent Automation features that boost efficiency and minimize operator errors. In doing so, print quality is better and press operation is more efficient. The automatic S-Mount plate mounter offers full automation of plate mounting. The accurate and repeatable perfect registration makes it easier to set the register when the sleeve is placed into the press. When that process is used along with the accuracy of the IRIS print setting system, there is no longer a manual burden on the press operator to set or tell the press where to adjust register and impression. It is done automatically with minimum waste involved.

“SOMA is grateful that MACA allowed us to conduct this important event at their print facility. They are a remarkable example of what you can do with SOMA flexo equipment,” comments Petr Blasko, SOMA Marketing Director. “Italy, with its exceptional printing facilities, is a very important market for SOMA. We are proud that flexo printers there are investing in our S-Mount plate mounters and Optima² flexo presses. We were happy to have met such accomplished printers at our open house.”

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