Gelflex EB: Cost
Gelflex-EB is not only better, it is also smarter. ESI’s Gelflex is the cost efficient choice when it comes to innovative EB technology. A revolution in the flexible packaging industry, Gelflex-EB Ink gives you gravure quality without the gravure cost.
The upfront capital equipment costs of one single EB dryer versus an entire CI Flexo thermal drying system, including fans, burners, ductwork, and emissions abatement equipment, is much less. However, that’s only the beginning. The printer will use over 30% less total energy and 60% less ink due to the ultra-high solid content of the ink. Other savings involve reduced waste due to no heat, and increased productivity due to higher uptime.
Gelflex-EB in Numbers:
1 EB dryer replaces all interstation & end of press
25% less energy consumption
60% less color ink laydown
65% less white ink laydown
Other Ink & Energy Savings:
Changes plates, not colors
Run 2-up and 3-up for shorter runs economically
Less ink waste
How Does It Work?
The high solids, gel-based inks are fluid enough for flexo printing, but thicken rapidly, providing effective ink trapping in the wet state. Only one EB dryer is required per press eliminating all interstation and end-of-press thermal dryers. Printers can also EB laminate, extrusion laminate, or EB coat, all in-line with the Gelflex EB inks. All cured with one EB dryer at the end of the press. EB laminating adhesives and coatings are 100% solids and contain no photoiniatators.
ESI’s Gelflex EB ink is the smartest, most cost effective choice. Saving money and time, Gelflex gives you the best quality for a much better price.