Two companies’ long-standing partnership has led to a successful new development. The high-performance PremiumSetter L1700 developed by HELL has now been put through its paces and approved at Flex-Punkt.
Flex-Punkt Druckformen GmbH and HELL Gravure Systems GmbH & Co. KG have been working together for 20 years. Flex-Punkt conducted the beta test for the very first laser from HELL Gravure Systems back in 2001, and it now has an impressive four direct lasers and two LAMS lasers from HELL. The ongoing dialog between the two partners also led to the idea of combining the technologies of Heliograph companies Lüscher Technologies AG and HELL to develop a new, universal solution for LAMS imaging.
Lüscher’s contribution to this project was its innovative diode laser, while HELL provided the tried-and-tested mechanical features of the PremiumSetter. The result is the new PremiumSetter L1700, which images at up to 5080 dpi – better than full HD quality! The L1700’s productivity of up to 16 m2/h, regardless of the screen and imaging resolution, also makes it the fastest output device on the market. The maximum plate thickness is 6.35 mm. The X!Mask software developed by Lüscher automatically structures areas and lines using microcells, thus enabling higher density values in solids.
The L1700 was installed at Flex-Punkt in summer 2019. The company put the unit through its paces in a beta test and it has now been approved.