DF3

Fast. Friendly. Flexible.
A robust offline converting solution for digital applications.

Rotoflex DF3 is a highly-configurable offline digital finishing and converting solution. Servo-driven from unwind to rewind with print and die cut units in between, the intelligent DF3 system delivers unparalleled agility, ultra-efficient operation and a full spectrum of decoration for offline applications and processes in the fast-growing digital and hybrid world.

The Value Offline Digital Finishing Brings to Your Business

  • Efficiency: Support the second step in your production process in the most efficient way possible. All slitting, stripping, cutting and flexographic embellishment needed to make your digital work “pop” is achieved in a single run

  • Fast: 50% faster changeovers and production level speed up to 1000 fpm coupled with industry-setting lead times from Rotoflex manufacturing make this the fastest comprehensive solution on the market

  • Flexibility: Deliver differentiated product to customers cost effectively. Print station and rail feature options unlock finishes once out of reach without downtime associated with ancillary machinery.

  • Upgradability: Rail system ensures variability for future retrofits that integrate new decoration and finishing options

  • Ergonomics: Operator-friendly infrastructure and intuitive design ensures simple training process and job-to-job consistency

  • Support: Backed by global service and technical specialists that understand digital workflows and what can help you remove production bottlenecks.

Technical Specifications

Web Width

13.5 inches (340 mm)

Speeds

750 fpm (228 mpm) for full rotary
360 fpm (110 mpm) for semi-rotary

Die Cylinder Repeat

10 – 26 inches (254 – 660 mm) solid rotary

Magnetic Die Cylinder Repeat

Up to 26 inches (660 mm) for semi-rotary applications

Flex Plate Repeat

2 – 25 inches (50 – 635 mm) when utilizing semi rotary diecutting

Print Width

13 inches (330 mm) with an open design and ergonomic lock-and-load features

Curing

The opportunities are endless to support your pressroom curing preferences.
Incorporate high-efficiency hot air, UV LED, or UV systems

Mandrels

Standard 3 inch (75 mm)

Converting Options

Dry or Wet Lamination
Embossing
Flexographic Spots
Varnish
Cold & Hot Foil Stamping
-Rotary Screen or Modular Digital Alternative to rotary screen

Finishing Options

Lamination Rewind
Trim Removal
Sheeter & Conveyor Table
Flag & Splice Detection
Multi-Lane and Clear-on-Clear Label Counting

Additional Configuration Options

Report Management System (RMS) Production Analysis Tool
Missing Label & Matrix Detection
Vision Inspection System
RFID Insertion
Unsupported Film Kits

Complimentary Processes

Complements digital, non-hybrid label presses without inline converting functionality.
Eliminates need for single-application embellishment units.
Ideal replacement for legacy digital converting solutions.

Support Your Digital Print. Better and Faster.

Brands need flexibility with the finishes they put on labels. That's where the DF3 comes into play as your production phase 2. The Rotoflex DF3 is a robust multi-function platform for finishing printed label and film stock.

The system is extremely flexible, offering a continuous or semi-rotary mode to accommodate a wide range of repeat sizes, while also modular to adapt to the embellishment needs of a demanding digital market.

  • PMS Spot Colors

    PMS Spot Colors

  • Lamination

    Lamination

  • Cold & Hot Foil

    Cold & Hot Foil

  • Varnish

    Varnish

  • Embossing

    Embossing

  • Tactile Effects

    Tactile Effects

  • Slitting & Stripping

    Slitting & Stripping

  • Semi-Rotary Diecutting

    Semi-Rotary Diecutting

  • Rewind

    Rewind

and many more!

Ready to Cut Your Post-Press Process in Half?

Get in touch with a Rotoflex advisor regarding the right configuration for your book of business.

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