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Optima

OPTIMA is start-up press, small press in terms of width and repeat, easy to operate.

  • printing decks
  • 650/880/1050 mm print width
  • 240/260/330-650 mm repeat
  • 350 m/min speed

Processed materials: LD PE, HD PE/PP, CPP, BOPP, PET, OPA, paper, laminate and more

Optima’s unique selling points

  • IRIS

    Sets register and impression producing almost zero meters setup waste.

  • Bounce Control

    Reaches top speeds with absolute print stability.

  • Ink Cartridge

    Reduces ink costs by minimizing ink volume and residual waste.

  • Service S-Chat

    A very convenient 'WhatsApp' type of communication.

We developed Optima concept ready for Expanded Gamut, Enviromental (WB) Printing as well as UV LED.

1st of 4 customer benefits

Improve your change-over time and waste

The number one challenge for printers is short-runs. Therefore we designed Optima for easy changeovers. Optima is equipped with Smart Platforms, web is easily accessible at any point and mainly Optima is equipped with several automated features that minimize time and waste during change-overs.

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Register & Impression setting

IRIS - the fully automated system in Optima flexographic printing presses sets all active printing decks into impression and register in couple of minutes with almost zero ink and material waste.

Optima may be delivered with SOMA’s automatic plate mounter S‑Mount. The automatic plate mounting process is much faster and more accurate than manual mounting. With it, press downtime due to incorrect plate mounting is minimized. S‑Mount comes with the unique IRIS feature: plate topography and registration measurements, which provides the foundation for automatic registration and impression settings on press.

S-Mount

The Cartridge system

The Cartridge system offers printers a means of reducing ink costs on printing jobs where expensive spot colours, special effect and metallic formulations are required. These high pigment inks are expensive consumables and reducing ink volumes and residual waste permits printers to maintain profi t margins while meeting end user price demands.

Ink setting

  • Ink Storm efficient wash up system
  • 0,6l (0.16 gal) residual ink in the system
  • Time & solvent & air consumption is optimized and monitored

Substrate setting

  • Easy access to web
  • Minimum height of press

Colour setting

  • Colour matching system helps to reach brand-owner specification

Intelligent recipes available in 2022 

  • One job recipe for all machines connected

Change-over wizard available in 2022 

  • Automation of changeover process
  • Change-over tutorial

2ND of 4 customer benefits

Be sure you print with the best quality

Thinking about print quality, we had to place into right balance the following physical properties – mass (the more the better), rigidity (design which stands strong) and dumping properties (the right materials). The result of this effort is perfect dynamics of printing unit therore perfect print quality.

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Bounce Control

This system combines elements within the printing process with brand new engineering and enhanced technical features. These include choice of single block cast iron print unit frames, a  sophisticated printing deck design and optional composite mandrels.

Job Tuning

Is the second-generation Advanced Bounce Control feature, contributing to exceptional print quality. It is a specially designed software algorithm, performed during job set up that minimizes the bouncing effect for each particular design via special drive tuning procedure.

Single block frame

Printing unit frames are key press parts developed and designed with great emphases on optimal dynamics, rigidity and properties. Printing unit frame consists of two cast-iron single-block side frames with inserted drum mounting where the complete side of the print module is cast, annealed, machined, painted and assembled as a whole. This concept is unique in wide-web flexographic printing presses, in combination with in-house production and quality control guarantees the maximum accuracy needed for high quality printing.

3rd of 4 customer benefits

Gain flexibility via future upgrades

We believe that printed package is not enough in the current world of packaging. Packaging needs more than just a good look. Therefore we developed a flexo press that is ready for implementation of in-line technologies that would bring additional added value to flexible packaging. Optima’s modular design provides a maximum level of press customization to specific needs any time during press life time, not only during first order phase. It allows a flexible feedback to the current market demands and to implement in-line lamination, slitting, perforation, or upstream/downstream units with minimal additional costs. These units bring an additional added value to the flexible packaging, for example over printing varnish or a special coating.

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Different winder options

single shafteless unit

non-stop flying splice shaftless unit

non-stop flying splice shafted unit

4th of 4 customer benefits

Operator's comfort, safety and minimum errors

When designing Optima we put great emphasis on saving running costs and operator friendliness. Optima cotains many intelligent features, which at the end boost overal efficiency. Intelligent Automation contributes to high quality printing, improved communications, and primarily helps to ensure a quick and easy change-over between jobs, while minimizing operator error.

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Intelligent Recipe available in 2022 

There is only one recipe for each job available for all SOMA equipment located on the S-Cloud. Using one recipe for all equipment avoids human error and provides the foundation for the efficient job changeover on the S-Mount plate mounter as well as Optima flexo.

Intelligent Changeover available in 2022 

The Intelligent Changeover feature guides the press operator during the change-over process. It will minimize the number of tasks to be taken and will automate as many steps as possible - therefore minimizing operator error. With the IRIS feature, registration and impression on the press will be set, completely automatically.

Doctor blade chamber

  • POSITEC non-stick nano technology surface
  • On-board blade & sealing exchange
  • Optimal ink pressure

Intuitive touch screens

  • Operation manual and video guide in touch screen pannels
  • Intuitive enviroment
  • Control pannels on movable wall

Intelligent Supervision

  • Online energy monitoring
  • Online efficiency monitoring

Cantilevered dryer head

  • iDRY intuitive drying setting for optimal energy saving
  • Easy access to CI drum for cleaning

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Optima

Start-up press, small press in terms of width and repeat, easy to operate

Is designed for MID WEB segment such as wrap around labels, shrink sleeves, sachets, various pouches, other food packaging, paper cups, paper sacks and wrappings…

printing decks
print width 650/880/1050 mm
speed 350 m/min
repeat length 240/260/330-650 mm
roll diameter 800/1000/1300/1500 mm
inks Solvent/Water-based, UV/UV-LED cured

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