HUGO VOGELSANG to exhibit direct printing technology at LIGNA 2019:
Monday, May 6, 2019
Only a few more days left to experience the unique woodworking solutions at LIGNA 2019. Along with other top companies at the fairground, this year HUGO VOGELSANG is getting ready to showcase its latest innovations the new materials to allow direct printing on saws. Companies will now be able to directly print on the input materials for saws. The new innovation will now showcase ways in which the high –end industrial saw manufacturers could use the printed strip steel product and meet individual consumer needs.
As a part of Bilstein Group, HUGO VOGELSANG is known for supplying high-grade strip steel to the producers of circular, band and chain saws in Germany. This year at LIGNA in Hannover the brand aims at showcasing intelligent cold-rolled strip solution like direct printing on input material for saws. “We see LIGNA 2019 as one of the most important global forums for the wood processing industry,” opined Kai Hinz, Sales Director at HUGO VOGELSANG. Highlighting one of the top trends in the industry, he further added, “High-quality industrial saw suppliers are keen to use printed strip steel to stand out from the competition.”
HUGO VOGELSANG came up with a solution at LIGNA 2019 that supports in printing on the input material for saws, or this material can in future be marked with a product label to suit customer requirements. “We’re thus supporting customers not only by providing premium quality and optimum service, but also by contributing to customized sales strategies for the highly competitive international market,” says Hinz.
An industrial printer and indelible, oil-resistant ink is used to carry out one-color printing directly on the strip steel. The current standard colour is black, but alternative colours can be offered if customers wish. According to HUGO VOGELSANG, virtually all the technical options associated with conventional inkjet printers can be achieved with this new process, from TrueType fonts, Unicode support, alphanumeric text, barcodes, 2D codes, Data Matrix codes and logos to variable data such as dates, times, sequential numbering, shift codes and database content. The high-resolution HP Thermal Inkjet printer used in the process prints on unlubricated steel, with each print head covering a maximum printing width of 12.7 millimetres and exhibiting a resolution of up to 600 dpi. Up to four print heads can be cascaded, which means labels can feature a printing height of 50.8 millimetres.