Nilpeter USA has announced the appointment of R. Keith Nagle to the position of Digital Product Manager for the digital press line Panorama, which offers UV-Inkjet solutions for label printing. “Keith has been a very well-known resource in our industry for many years. His practical technical experience and production insight are exactly what our partners need in migrating into the digital generation,” said Paul Teachout, VP of Sales & Marketing, Nilpeter USA. “He has extensive prepress and colour management skills in both flexography and digital UV-Inkjet that will allow our customers an easy transition when choosing which process best fits their production needs. He’s going to be a great asset, and we’re thrilled to have been able to retain him.”
Nagle has more than 20 years’ experience in international printing applications with recognized strengths in digital printing technologies, digital pre-press, pressroom trouble-shooting, account transition, operator training, product development, colour management control and new applications development. He has in-depth knowledge and experience with UV-Inks (inkjet, flexo, screen, letterpress/offset), water-based inks (inkjet, flexo and gravure), and solvent inks (flexo and gravure).
Nilpeter’s integrated Panorama Inkjet Press combines the OEM’s expertise in web handling technology with advanced inkjet printing and workflow. Designed for fast set-ups and quick job turnarounds, the Panorama product line produces a variety of label jobs in short-to-medium run lengths with minimum waste. Nilpeter has adapted several of its inline finishing modules to digital production.
They include a web infeed, a varnishing unit, the QC-Die-cutting system, smart matrix stripping, length slitting, varnishing unit, and small-roll dual rewinds. A mark sensor allows the precise re-inserting of webs for reverse printing, or overprinting of pre-printed webs, including variable data. The Panorama product line has a maximum printing width of 12.67 inches. It prints up to 164 feet per minute using paper or filmic label laminates from 90 to 350 microns. This comparatively high level of productivity equates to 173 square feet per minute, said the OEM. High-definition UV-inks are used for CMYK, with an opaque white ink as standard for printing transparent films and metallic foils.