Swiss finishing specialist Steinemann has used Drupa and a strategic partnership with Heidelberg to expand its Dmax range of inkjet varnishing machines.

The new 6,000sph Dmax 76 and 76c are the narrower versions of the B1 Dmax 106 varnishing machines. Steinemann is presenting demonstrations of the 10,000sph Dmax 106 and the Dmax 76c on its stand.

The new machines come in sheet size of 760x760mm capable of full-flood UV varnishing and 600dpi inkjet spot varnishing for commercial and packaging applications.

“We started developing the Dmax technology in 2013 and are proud to showcase the Dmax 76 at Drupa,” said chief executive Christof Stürm.

“Steinemann has been leading technical development in the market ever since the company built the prototype of a machine for UV varnishing record sleeves and the like in 1974. Our new dmax family is the latest pinnacle in these more than 40 years of practical experience. With their good price-to-performance ratio and excellent varnish application, the two new dmax models for smaller sheet formats are decidedly attractive alternatives to other solutions available on the market,” says Ludwig Allgoewer, Head of Digital Varnishing at Steinemann Technology in St. Gallen/Switzerland, commenting on the expansion of the dmax family.

The dmax 106, the top-of-the-range model for sheet formats up to 1,080 x 780 mm, and the new dmax 76 for narrower sheet formats can be expanded into multifunctional finishing systems by adding numerous options covering very different demands on UV varnishing – including a module for printing barcodes, for example. The dmax 76c was designed as a highly efficient system for users wanting to step into the world of digital UV varnishing.

All Dmax machines offer a varnish application rates of 4gsm to 50gsm, or 100gsm for flood varnishing.