Unique solution enables transition to self-adhesive stamps
With an MO-Line, postal services can worldwide enjoy the broadest design reproduction possibilities, that combination process printing has to offer, and they have the freedom to choose between many high-value printing processes, such as offset, flexo, screen, and gravure printing. Also, numerous high-value decorative and security features can be included on stamp designs, in-line and cost effectively.
The Nilpeter MO-Line of presses can print both self-adhesive and traditional stamps. The uniquely versatile design of the MO-press will not only ensure any demand for familiar gummed format stamps, but the press can also accomodate the intaglio process for both traditional and self-adhesive stamps.
Furthermore, the press, with its versatile configuration, converts a much greater variety of material types. While i.e. single-process intaglio machines typically print on mono-web paper, the MO-Line also converts synthetic materials, which in turn allows a whole new avenue of designs to be explored. The Finnish Postal Service, for example, is producing a stamp printed on a clear film, featuring a transparent ‘window’ in the middle.
To accomodate stamp collectors worldwide, several of the self-adhesive laminate producers have developed a three-layer ‘speciality’ product. This features two liners – a self-adhesive layer for easy, lick-free application, under a traditional wet-glue layer to which the stamp itself is attached, adding ‘rarity value’.
With the Nilpeter MO-Line the exclusive niche market for stamp and bank-note printing has an extra choice, with this new, versatile high-tech alternative.”