The Peterborough-based company is now able to supply presses configured with hot air drying and infrared systems, alongside the existing UV curing system. The new presses are suitable for use with solvent, alcohol and water based inks.

KPG said the addition of extra drying systems meant that multiple ink types could be used on a single press.

The new presses use an interchangeable slide-in cartridge system, that makes it possible to change from one system to another within 30 minutes.

According to KPG Europe technical director Glenn Miller “the new presses meet customer demands for more cost-effective production, in terms of maximum press utilisation, using different casing substrates and ink types”.

KPG has also extended the web widths of its casing presses to include a 520mm version. As with the existing 260mm and 400mm web widths, the new wider press is available for dual-pass production using a single central impression drum or as a twin-drum version offering front and back printing.