APEX Printer has developed an inline printing system for the decoration of aluminium wine closures. It is available from HBM Packaging Technologies .
Line speeds of up to 36,000pph with up to 6 colours are possible for both top and side wall at photo quality. Wine companies can use the decorated metal closure to distinguish their product.
The system eliminates conventional drying ovens normally associated with the decoration of metal products. Changeover times are typically 15 minutes. The decoration line is being offered in conjunction with metal forming capability. It can be purchased as a complete system.