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Epic Products International utilizes extensive engineering knowledge to continually develop, manufacture and install coater systems with unparalleled quality to meet the demands of even the most critical coating applications. Our coaters are able to meet the requirements of any sheet fed, web or digital application. We offer the technology and expertise needed to produce the highest quality printed products.

UV & AQ Coaters for the Sheet Fed Digital and Web Inkjet Printing Processes

Priming for Inkjet Web Presses

HP, in conjunction with Epic Products, has developed the Epic PrimeCoat System to support HP’s Priming Solution. The PrimeCoat enables HP Inkjet Web Press users to print on a broader range of media, including standard offset coated stocks. Available in both in-line and near configurations, the Epic PrimeCoat uses anilox technology to apply aqueous primer or coating simultaneously to both sides of the web.

Coating for Inkjet Web Presses

Enhancing the look and durability of inkjet printing with one-pass productivity.
Epic WebCoat 200, 350 & 400 provide in-line or near-line UV or aqueous coating for inkjet web presses. By adding coating to the printed surface, the appearance is enhanced and durability and performance is improved. Coating creates the look and feel of offset printing and is a perfect addition to direct mail campaigns and other printing applications.

The WebCoat line of coaters are easy to use and run by the press operator. The Epic coaters offer a unique anilox metering system, which applies precise and consistent lay down and supports single side (top or bottom) and duplex coating of the web. Epic’s WebCoat is a valuable addition to any inkjet web press, adding eye-catching appeal and improved performance, in-line at press speed.

  • Eliminates secondary coating operations
  • Maintains integrity of variable data printing
  • Dramatically increases rub resistance
  • Adds protection, prevents damage in mail system
  • Creates the look and feel of offset printing
  • Runs in-line with the press, at press speed
  • Single operator for printing and coating
  • Precisely and consistently applies coating, via an anilox metering system
  • Applies UV or aqueous coating, with quick changeover
  • Supports matte or gloss finishes
  • Coats top, bottom or duplex at touch at the touch of a screen
  • Operator Interface: Unit has integrated console to set substrate, coat mode (simplex or duplex) and other parameters.
  • Operating Speeds: Supports press speeds up to 800fpm (substrate, coating type & lay down dependent)
  • Paper Feed: Installs in-line after press
  • Web Width: Accommodates all web widths up to 42″
  • Power Service Required: 440-480VAC 200 amp, 3 phase
  • Paper Weight: 27 lb text – 130 lb cover (40 – 350 gsm)
  • Coating Type: UV or aqueous – consult Epic for recommended formulations
  • Media Type: Wide range of standard uncoated offset and inkjet optimized coated media (coating lay down varies on uncoated vs. coated)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: How long does is take to change web widths on the Epic WebCoat Coating System?
    A: The quick-change applicator system allows a web width change in less than 10 minutes without the need to re-web the press.
  • Q: Does the Epic WebCoat coat both sides of the web?
    A: Yes, single side operation is also possible for the top or bottom of the web.
  • Q: Does the coater work for both coated and uncoated papers?
    A: The coater works on both coated and uncoated papers, however the results vary significantly.
  • Q: What coatings are supported?
    A: Many options are available , priced similar to offset coatings. HP will release a list of recommended products and suppliers.
  • Q: What is anilox metering?
    A: Anilox is a precise method of metering coating material. It uses laser engraved rollers to meter coating volume and produces consistent, high-quality results.
  • Q. How is the coater cleaned?
    A. There is a built-in pumping system, that includes a wash-up mode. The coating chambers are easily accessible via a roll-out tray.
  • Q. When do you use UV vs. aqueous coating? How are they different?
    A. Both types of coatings are commonly used in offset applications, the job parameters and customer preferences dictate which coating to use. UV coatings are 100% solids and offer excellent protection, in both gloss and matte formulations. Aqueous coatings represent a lower cost alternative, where high gloss is not a requirement.
  • Q. What is the process to change over from aqueous to UV coating?
    A. Change over is accomplished by the use of the built-in pumping system’s wash-up mode.

Epic CT-750

In/Off-line Coating System Supporting 29.5″ Sheets
With a whole new look and all the latest advancements, the Epic CT-750 is our newest coating system. As digital print engines support ever increasing sheets sizes and packaging capabilities, the CT-750 equals these market changes. Feeding 29.5″ (750mm) sheet sizes and offering the ability to do glue tabs and knock outs.

Equipped with air, UV and IR drying, the CT-750 coating system has extended drying capabilities for specialty aqueous and blister coatings. The system can be adapted to run in-line with most digital print engines, including HP’s indigo 10,000 & 30,000. The CT-750 offers a feeding by-pass mode to accommodate “off-line” coating. As with all Epic’s equipment, the CT-750 is designed, manufactured and assembled in the USA.

Benefits

  • Easy-to-use operator interface, quick set-ups, no roller adjustments
  • Changes in paper weight made via keypad input
  • Fast changeover between coating types
  • Two minutes warm-up time – automatic shut-off after run
  • Zero make-ready sheets at start-up, preserves the integrity of variable data
  • Applies an even and consistent coating on every sheet
  • Completely enclosed system – no UV light leakage
  • No coating odor in pressroom – internal blower exhausts through an outside duct
  • Accommodates larger sheet sizes (max. 23″ X 29.5″) and various sheet weights
  • Pre-treat HP Indigo substrates with Sapphire or DigiPrime in aqueous mode

Features

  • Offers anilox metering, chamber doctor blade metering system and gripper sheet control
  • Aqueous or UV coating capable, with quick changeover
  • Sheet tracking software and pneumatic shutter for UV curing lamp
  • Supports a wide array of finishes: gloss, matte, satin, metallic or pearl
  • Spot, security or knock-outs made possible via flexographic plate
  • Printed and coated sheets emerge ready to ship or move to finishing

Specifications

  • Productivity: 4,000 IPH, UV or Aqueous
  • Sheet Size: 11” x 17” to 23″ x 29.5″ (280 x 432 to 584 x 750 mm)
  • Paper Stock: 80 lb. text to 24 pt. board stock (116 – 420 gsm)
  • Power: Single phase – USA/Canada: 208-230VAC, 60Hz, 50 amp – International: 208-230VAC, 50Hz, 50amp

The Anilox Advantage

  • The Epic CT-750 is equipped with anilox metering technology, which precisely applies an even and consistent coating on every sheet. This system eliminates lengthy set-up times and coating inconsistencies often associated with roller metering. Additionally, anilox allows the Epic CT-750 to apply specialty coatings such as metallics and pearls.



The Most Versatile Coaters for the Digital Market

Capitalizing on our offset coating expertise, Epic Products has developed versatile coaters for the digital printing market. These coaters are fully automated and consistently apply UV or aqueous coating.

Introducing the CT-660XD™-Off-Line Coating System with Extended Drying
The Epic CT-660XD offers all the same features and capabilities of the CT-660. However, in addition to the conventional UV and air drying the XD is outfitted with IR drying.

The Advantages of Extended Dry

  • Apply blister coating for packaging applications
  • UV SoftTouch made easier
  • Improve the flow and lay down of UV coating

Epic CT-660™ – Off-Line Coating System
The Epic CT-660 is the most versatile digital coater on the market. The CT-660 outperforms the most advanced roller coaters. Using offset coating technology and advanced electronics, the CT-660 can support a broad range of coatings and can spot, flood or security coat at 4,000 sheets per hour.
  • Use Sapphire or DigiPrime, pre-treat HP Indigo substrates
  • Offer customers limitless paper choices
  • Avoid pre-treat up charges
  • Eliminate slow lead times and outages from paper suppliers

Benefits

  • Easy-to-use operator interface, quick set-ups, no roller adjustments
  • Changes in paper weight made via keypad input
  • Fast changeover between coating types
  • Two minutes warm-up time – automatic shut-off after run
  • Zero make-ready sheets at start-up, preserves the integrity of variable data
  • Applies an even and consistent coating on every sheet
  • Completely enclosed system – no UV light leakage
  • No coating odor in pressroom – internal blower exhausts through an outside duct
  • Accommodates larger sheet sizes (max. 20″ X 26″) and various sheet weights
  • Pre-treat HP Indigo substrates with Sapphire or DigiPrime in aqueous mode

Features

  • Offers anilox metering, chamber doctor blade metering system and gripper sheet control
  • Aqueous or UV coating capable, with quick changeover
  • Sheet tracking software and pneumatic shutter for UV curing lamp
  • Supports a wide array of finishes: gloss, matte, satin, metallic or pearl
  • Spot, security or knock-outs made possible via flexographic plate
  • Printed and coated sheets emerge ready to ship or move to finishing

Specifications

  • Productivity: 4,000 IPH, UV or Aqueous
  • Sheet Size: 7” (178mm) x 7” (178mm) to 20″ (508mm) x 26″ (660.4mm)
  • Paper Stock: 80 lb. text to 24 pt. board stock (116 – 400 gsm)
  • Dimensions: L 180” (4572mm) x W 42” (1066mm) x H 58” (1473mm)
  • Power: Single phase – USA/Canada: 208-230VAC, 60Hz, 50 amp – International: 208-230VAC, 50Hz, 50 am

The Anilox Advantage

  • The CT-660 is equipped with anilox metering technology, which precisely applies an even and consistent coating on every sheet. This system eliminates lengthy set-up times and coating inconsistencies often associated with roller metering. Additionally, anilox allows the CT-660 to apply specialty coatings such as metallics and pearls.



CTi-635™ – In-Line Coating System for Xerox® iGen®

The Epic CTi-635 operates in-line with iGen presses, including the iGen 150 supporting 26″ sheet. It offers iGen users coating flexibility and functionality without loss in productivity. In recognition of our commitment to the advancement of digital coating, Xerox has chosen Epic Products as an Innovation Partner. The Epic CTi-635 is also an integral component of the Xerox Automated Packaging Solution for folding carton manufacturing. The line integrates the iGen press with the versatile CTi-635 coater, a buffering stacker and a custom die cutter.

Benefits

  • Designed uniquely for the Xerox digital presses
  • Runs at iGen production speeds
  • Applies a consistent coating on long or short runs – supported by CoatTech™ anilox coating technology
  • Sheets emerge dry and ready for use
  • Seamless communication between coater and press via Xerox DFA interface
  • Easy-to-use controls and smooth integration with press

Features

  • Prints are automatically delivered to the coating station – no additional handling required
  • Flexographic plate controls coating registration
  • Applies aqueous or UV coating with quick changeover
  • Supports a wide array of finishes: gloss, matte, satin, metallic or pearl
  • Spot, security or knock-outs made possible via plate
  • Printed and coated sheets emerge ready to ship or move to near-line finishing

Specifications

  • Productivity Rated Speed: 30 – 40 – 50 ppm
  • Sheet Size: 7” x 16.19” to 14.33” x 26”
  • Paper Stock: 80 lb. text to 24pt. board (140 – 350 gsm) – Coated Stock Only
  • Dimensions: L 180” (4572 mm) x W 42” (1066mm) x H 58” (1473mm)
  • Power: Single Phase – USA/Canada: 208-230VAC, 60Hz, 50 amp – International: 240VAC, 50Hz, 50 amp
  • External venting required

The Anilox Advantage

The CTi-635 is equipped with anilox metering technology, which precisely applies an even and consistent coating on every sheet. This system eliminates lengthy set-up times and coating inconsistencies often associated with roller metering. Additionally, anilox allows the CTi-635 to apply specialty coatings such as metallics and pearls.




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