Kompac has announced the release of the ONYX 30, a high production priming and coating system for the application of UV, Aqueous, Primer/Sapphire, and specialty coatings to a wide variety of substrates. The nearline finishing unit provides commercial printers and in-plant facilities a flexible, cost-effective way to prime, flood, and spot coat sheets up to 22” x 32” (560mm x 800mm) wide at speeds up to 6000 sheets per hour. The first install of the ONYX 30 took place in August with a US-based prepress & print shop with multiple HP Indigo Digital Presses in operation.
Compatible with most large offset and digital presses, the ONYX 30’s coating capabilities make it easy to not only flood coat to protect the printed surface of the substrate, but enhance the quality of printed output with spot coating embellishments such as textured, scratch-off, Soft Touch, satin, and more.
Kompac’s patented Vac Cleaning System allows users to change between coatings with ease. It greatly reduces changeover time, allowing operators to clean the equipment and switch coatings in less than 2 minutes. As a result, users can go from running UV gloss for flood coating, and switch over to the optional chambered anilox system to run aqueous soft-touch coating in just moments.
Designed to fit the needs of a variety of production environments, the ONYX 30 coating system includes an Automatic Stream Feeder, which provides high throughput and accurate registration of every sheet for spot and spot-not coating. It handles a wide variety of stock weights and substrates ranging from 3pt to 30pt (60 to 600g/m2), and lateral pallet movement allows the coating system to accept pallets and dollies directly from the digital or offset press. Also included is the Komapc Stacker, which automatically descends and jobs, creating the perfect stack every time – allowing for quicker turnaround for bindery and further finishing.
The ONYX 30’s modular design allows it to be configured with optional equipment to increase production and overall capabilities. These include:
Chambered Anilox Coating System - Makes it easy to apply Soft Touch and UV Matte coating
Die-Cutting, Perfing, or Creasing – This magnetic die system increases versatility for pre and post-press finishing processes and increases short run capabilities when not spot coating
IR Dryer (or Duplex IR Dryers) - Quickly dries aqueous coatings and primers with short wave, high-intensity bulbs and instant on/off capability. Hot air knives aide in the removal of moisture and decrease drying times.