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GIDUE Xpannd offset unit obtains the German SID certification

Great satisfaction for GIDUE: its Xpannd offset print unit meets the requirements in terms of dot gain, colour fading, slur and doubling, ghosting and streaking defined the BVDM guidelines, the German Association for Printing.

The print-technological inspection of Xpannd took place in late April 2008 inside GIDUE Graphic Arts Centre. The examination was carried out by two members of SID, the Sächsisches Institut für die Druckindustrie GmbH. The tests of the web-fed hybrid offset/flexo label printing press were conducted on the basis of the Technical Manual for the Inspection of Commercial Web-fed Offset Printing Presses.
The test parameters taken into account were three: colour register, print quality and streaking. These elements have been measured, analysed and evaluated according to the BVDM (BundesVerband Druck und Medien) guidelines. The evaluation committee compared some special measuring printouts printed on the Xpannd 370 with 5 offset units and compared them to the given test parameters. The results were more than satisfactory: the measured values were within the tolerated values of commercial web-fed offset presses.
“These results represent a true source of renewed enthusiasm for us”, states Federico d’Annunzio, President of GIDUE S.p.A.. “The Saxon Institute for the Printing Industry used its long experience in comparing the performances of printing presses and we are very proud of the results achieved by our Xpannd, mostly for what concerns the print quality. Some of the results were well below the strict tolerances adopted by commercial web-fed offset. This is a further proof of GIDUE’s mission toward the technological innovation: inside our wide product range, Flexo and Offset provide the same level of excellence. Our customers can obtain all the advantages of the flexibility of both processes for the in-line production of self-adhesive labels. “
Many European installations of Xpannd offset/flexo combination presses, equipped with rotary embossing, silkscreen, hot stamping, cold foil and die-cutting stations, are already producing high quality wine, olive oil and healthcare labels.”

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