Van Dam Machine Europe B.V. of Amsterdam at K 2019 in Düsseldorf -- K Trade Fair

Van Dam Machine Europe B.V.

P.O. Box 37162, 1030 AD Amsterdam
Computerweg 21, 1033 RH Amsterdam
Netherlands
Telephone +31 20 6972411
Fax +31 20 6799526
info@vandammachine.com

Hall map

K 2019 hall map (Hall 4): stand B37

Fairground map

K 2019 fairground map: Hall 4

Contact

Marcel Broers

Director of Sales

Phone
+31 6 31001484

Email
mbroers@vandammachine.com

Sander van Ooij

Area Sales Manager

Phone
+31 6 46208405

Email
svanooij@vandammachine.com

Micha Vosse

Area Sales Manager Latam

Phone
+31 6 46027352

Email
mvosse@vandammachine.com

Mohammad Behbahani

Area Sales Manager

Phone
+31 6 11735928

Email
mbehbahani@vandammachine.com

Rob de Bruin

Technical Support Manager

Phone
+31 6 52321615

Email
rdebruin@vandammachine.com

Haijing Wei

Phone
+86 159 0090 0735

Email
hwei@vandammachine.com

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Semi-finished products, technical parts and reinforced plastics
  • 02.02  Follow on treatment of plastics products
  • 02.02.006  Embossing

Embossing

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.04  Machinery and plant for finishing, decorating, printing and marking
  • 03.04.001  Printing equipment for plastic and rubber products

Printing equipment for plastic and rubber products

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.04  Machinery and plant for finishing, decorating, printing and marking
  • 03.04.009  Equipment for In-Mould-Labeling (IML)

Equipment for In-Mould-Labeling (IML)

Our products

Product category: Printing equipment for plastic and rubber products

In-Direct Flexo (IDF)

Van Dam has developed a new decoration technology, a combination of two principles: Dry Offset and Flexo. This new technology, In-Direct Flexo (IDF), mixes the high speed of Dry Offset with the constant high printing quality and easy operations of Flexo.

The colors can be placed over each other without intermediate drying (wet in wet). This is achieved by using inks with different tacks. The image of the built-up colors is transported from the blanket to the product. The full spectrum of colors can be made with 7 process colors. The use of process colors enables a quick change-over to another design, without cleaning color heads or changing colors. As the printing quality is controlled by the anilox roller and no longer by the skill of the operator, the quality of the image is dictated by prepress. The prepress proof is the same quality as the end result on the product. IDF offers easy operation, consistent high quality decoration and endless design possibilities.

Advantages summarized:

• Quality image dictated by prepress
• Endless design possibilities with 7 color process
• Colors printed over each other
• No color changes, quick change-over
• Anilox roller for consistent ink supply, guarantees color consistency
• Decoration costs similar to dry offset
• IDF for high speed printing
• Spot background color
• Ultimate glass effect with spot varnish

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Applications
Consumer

Target Products
Hollow Articles, Complex Geometry, Printed/Decorated, Solid, Semisolid

Product category: Printing equipment for plastic and rubber products

Dry Offset

Dry offset printing is the most economic and flexible decoration technology. Printing is done directly on the final product, so no intermediate substate is required. Due to the introduction of laser engraved plates in Dry Offset and the reverse engineering of printing machines, we are able to exploit the full potential of the laser plates.

Digital laser plates: allow a greater detail and sharpness with a halftone screen up to 130 lines per inch (LPI), than any other type of printing plates. The plate relief becomes more shallow and stable since the printing form can be engraved in 3D. The total relief depth and dot support within one plate are controlled and adjustable to the density in the design. Laser engraved plates create the possibility to print different dots sizes with minimal dotgain.

Blankets: are the intermediate medium needed to transfer the ink from the plate cylinder to the cup.
High speed printing, new laser engraved plates and improved inks triggered to many new blanket designs required to meet these changes. Van Dam has analysed many different blanket brands and types.
We translate our experience to our customersby advising optimum blankets to achieve high print quality.

Ink: is an essential part of the finalresult. Without ink no printing can be achieved. Therefore, the interaction between machine, plates, blankets and packaging will only show great results with an ink of optimal physical properties.Van Dam cooperates with ink manufacturers that invest continuously in R&D in order to respond to changing requirements of our clients. High speed machines require extremly fast pre-treatment and UV drying.

Product: the material surface and shape of the product are of extreme importance for print results. Together with some well known manufacturers of CORONA treatment systems Van Dam is on the forefront of the development of these systems for the dry offset machines. The in-house developed product handling systems guarantee an optimal speed of products of all sorts of shape through the machine.

Training: Van Dam has developed special training programs to assist in the process of realizing photograph printing quality with dry offset print. The training programs include machine operation, print settings, and pre-press training. The content of the training can be adjusted to specific demands or needs and are given by qualified Van Dam trainers.

Stability: Van Dam machines are designed to absorb the negative effects of vibration. A stable machine is required to maintain the accuracy in repeatable print settings.

Color Head: is a precision mechanism and the most important part of the dry offset printing machine. Stability and the possibility to fine-tune the color heads in detail (mechatronic color heads), allow operators to achieve high quality print results.

Registration: requires perfect alignment of the printing plates in each color head. The highly accurate punching tools allow the operator to install the printing plates according to the so-called ‘first time right’ principle.

Quality is reproducible: because build-in intelligence (FLT-Fuzzy Logic Technology) analyses ideal settings and stores data in its memory. FLT automatically adjusts the roller pressure when circumstances during the printing process change. For a new run the operator easily retrieves these settings making print quality reproducible for any shift and any operator.

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Applications
Consumer

Target Products
Hollow Articles, Complex Geometry, Printed/Decorated, Solid, Semisolid

About us

Company details

Van Dam is an innovative company specialized in high quality dry offset printing machines and photographic IDF printing machines for rigid packaging. Van Dam’s core values: quality, robustness and reliability stand for excellent customer service and the development of new technologies based on customer needs that result in higher production output and the best printing quality. For instance developments in quick change technology resulted in attractive costs for orders of smaller batches.

Van Dam has developed a new decoration technology, a combination of two decoration principles Dry Offset and Flexo. This new technology, In-Direct Flexo (IDF), mixes the high speed of Dry Offset with the constant high printing quality and easy operations of Flexo. IDF offers easy operation, consistent high quality decoration and endless design possibilities.

The mission statement of Van Dam is to be the leading worldwide supplier of high quality printing equipment for shaped packaging material. To be so, our people are innovative and customer focused and at their best when working in teams of solution-based cross functional teams. As a market-leader we intend to have a recognized difference with our competitors on quality and customer demands.

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