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Optima2 8C

Optima2 8C is mainstream wide web printing press designed for high speed printing, fully automated and equipped with short run features.

  • printing decks
  • 880/1050/1270/1450 mm print width
  • 300/330/360/400-850 mm repeat
  • 400/500/600 m/min speed

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

Optima2 8C’s unique selling points

  • IRIS

    Sets register and impression producing almost zero meters setup waste.

  • Advanced Bounce Control

    Reaches top speeds with absolute print stability.

  • Ink Cartridge

    Reduces ink costs by minimizing ink volume and residual waste.

  • Flexible concept

    Provides press customization according to specific needs.

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 represents an unique off line solution which combines advantages of a plate mounter with fully automated device for plate topography & register measurement. The fully automated system in Optima2 flexographic printing press sets all active printing decks into impression and register in couple of minutes with almost zero ink and material waste.

FALCON II is less automated solution compared to IRIS for register and impression setting. Impression is set by means of kiss print detection between printing plate and substrate. Registers are set by using drag & drop system on web-viewer camera. The total produced waste is below 100 meters (328.1 ft) and takes few minutes for set up.

Both systems, IRIS and FALCON II, do not use any printed marks except standard microdot for plate mounting. Therefore no additional waste by means of side strips is produced.

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
  • Motorized web threading system

Colour setting

  • Colour matching system helps to reach brand-owner specification

Job management

  • Job protocol contains all job related data

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 named Advanced Bounce Control and is the key factor to the highest print quality achieved by our printing presses.

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Single block frame

Printing unit frames are key press parts developed and designed with great emphases on optimal dynamics, rigidity and damping. 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.

Advanced Bounce Control

Our state-of-the-art in-built ‘Advanced Bounce Control’ system represents cutting-edge technology that reduces ‘bouncing’ at high press speeds to optimise print quality when using HD plates. This advanced system combines elements within the printing process with brand new engineering and enhanced technical features. These include composite mandrels, single block cast iron print unit frames, innovative mandrel housings and a brand new sliding/positioning printing deck design.

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

side oriented non-stop flying splice unit with reel handling

4th of 4 customer benefits

Save money on running costs

When designing Optima we put great emphasis on saving running costs and operator friendliness. Optima cotains many smart features, which at the end boost overal efficiency. Unique Cartridge is an example of such approach.

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Ink Cartridge

The 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 profit margins while meeting end user price demands. The system is unique to SOMA and a first in CI press development and design SOMA.

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

Web-based monitoring (I 4.0)

  • 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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Optima2 8C

Main stream printing press, high speed, full automation

Is designed for WIDE WEB segment such as food packaging, frozen products, hygiene product packaging & diapers, paper cups and wrapping, paper and plastic bags…

printing decks
print width 880/1050/1270/1450 mm
speed 400/500/600 m/min
repeat length 300/330/360/400-850 mm
roll diameter 800/1000/1300/1500 mm
inks Solvent/Water-based, UV/UV-LED cured

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