Press Release 02/02/2020
Argos Solutions has been very innovative over the last 10 years in the field of digital print finishing solutions, resulting in breathtaking coating solution results.
We have proven to operate in a unique way as a company by listening and carefully analyzing our customer’s needs and delivering efficient solutions in the shortest time possible.
The strategic way forward for Argos Solutions with the aim of continuing to best serve our customers in the field of innovating coating solutions, will be to bring more customer related projects, sales & service support which will increase product placements to market volumes.
As a result, we are proud to be moving forward in our strong relationship with Plockmatic, who are operating worldwide from their head office in Stockholm and their impressive production capacity in Latvia.
Argos Solutions will from hereon be able to increase customer sales support based out from Belgium. We will continue to support Plockmatic team on sales and service cycles. Collaborating with Plockmatic on Sales, Marketing and Production level, will open new possibilities for Argos driven technologies and strengthen our market presence and trade show visibility worldwide.
Brussels, Belgium and Stockholm, Sweden
Plockmatic Industrial, part of Plockmatic Group and Argos Solutions joint R&D effort results in the launch Plockmatic AQUA, the first Aqueous IR/Thermal-Air drying coater.
-We have seen the need to develop a special IR/Thermal-Air drying system in order to connect it to the new Plockmatic Fully Automatic Head module, states Tony Michiels, CEO & Founder of Argos Solutions. The most innovative thing is that there is no expensive Anylox / Chamber Doctor blade used to have a perfect lay-flat of the water-based varnish, delivered by Actega Headquarters. -We have been very positive surprised about the superior quality of the fullyautomatic head, this technology developed by Argos for Plockmatic Industrial,repeats Tony, -This is a state of the art machine which doesn’t need a complicated and expensive cleaning unit which is needed with Anylox systems used by other technology designs.
-This makes our Plockmatic Industrial line-up in flat coaters complete, says Tommy Segelberg, Director, Plockmatic Industrial department. –We did start our collaboration in 2018 with the launch of the Plockmatic HD LED for B3 or B2 format inline systems and shortly followed by the launch of a Plockmatic COLD UV system for B3 and B2 format with a closed lamp system and now with the new Plockmatic AQUA that was the only missing part in the product portfolio we achieve a big step forward. And the fact that Plockmatic Industrial now can offer the flat coaters portfolio in both B3 and B2 versions for Inline and Offline configurations that is unique. It is in everybody’s interest to offer a more environment friendly and cost-effective solution for sheet enhancement and to protect digital printed products.
The Plockmatic flat coaters is available for immediate sales release.
Plockmatic Group, based in Stockholm Sweden, is a global supplier of finishing solutions to the print and mailing businesses. With over 40 years of experience, the company has built a solid reputation as an efficient and flexible provider of finishing solutions. Our technologies connect inline to a digital printing system or process applications offline. We also provide a growing range of mailing inserting systems sold on an OEM basis, directly by Plockmatic or through a network of specialized dealers.
The Group has developed relationships with our customers across the headquarters, regional and local levels all in our ongoing effort to understand their requirements and provide benchmark support. Our R&D teams work hand in hand with our customers to translate their requirements into innovative and cost-effective solutions.Plockmatic Group also maintain and develop a supply chain that is unique in the industry.
Argos Solutions is proud to announce its 10th anniversary as an international, leading finishing equipment manufacturer.
“Prior to 2010, there were only some coating competitors: mostly in Asia.”, Tony Michiels, Argos’ Solutions founder, said. In the role of a pioneer in this fast moving business sector, Tony Michiels was behind the first revolutionary European Coating System which changed the lives of numerous professional printers by developping a unique Cold UV lamp system Coater.
Since then, Argos has never stopped investing in research and development of high speed coaters, and is now proud to be a growing industry player in Europe and North America, with distributors in UK, USA, Germany and Sweden. “With export sales exceeding 95 percent of total sales, Argos is principally active abroad”, Tony Michiels declared.
“Argos Solutions has experienced exceptional growth and development over the past years,” said Tony Michiels. “Moving forward, our focus will remain on providing a high-quality product paired with an exceptional client experience.”
Argos Coaters’ with key characteristics including sustainability, reliability and cost-efficiency, are gaining immense popularity and recognition in the printing sector. Argos makes a point of honour to seek the best possible finishing solutions combining state-of-the-art components such as LED technology for low energy consumption and Cold UV Lamp System as a best alternative to plastic lamination. These remarkable features make it possible to maximise line productivity, reduce maintenance and make significant savings on the running costs. As a matter of fact, Argos customers state that the Argos Coaters are having the lowest cost per page for consumables, ten times less than any other roller coater in the market.
The figures speak for themselves: 180 coaters sold to all four corners of the world, 14 full-time employees in the European and the US manufacturing plant, and a turnover that has more than doubled since 2014. And it does not stop here now Argos made a joint adventure with Plockmatic in Sweden in order to have a worldwide coverage in sales and support.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to these 10 years of success of Argos Solutions.
A toast to many more to come…
For more information on Argos Solutions and their products please visit https://www.argos-solutions.com
Name: Tony Michiels
Organization: Argos Solutions
Address: 5, rue Jean Burgers, 7850 Edingen – Belgium
At this year’s event in Lucern, the all NEW Plockmatic HD LED coater produced the world’s best high gloss results with minimal use of coating (lowest cost per page on the market).
The unveiling of this new production machine impressed visitors from over 45 countries on the 13th edition of this show.
Canon’s ProStream (roll to cut) prints, Canon I300 cutsheet, Ricoh V70000, Ricoh 9200 cut sheet, Screen….allowed to validate these brilliant High Gloss results to be reliable and of important added value in this extremely competitive and fast-moving market segment.
Thanks to the whole Hunkeler family and Team for the warm welcome.
Plockmatic and Argos Solutions have announced the launch of the new Plockmatic HD LED Coater at Sign & Print 2019, in Stockholm. The Show provided the ideal platform for this first unveiling of the new high definition UV coater, which proves to be the most economic and safest production machine for UV finishing on the market.
Packaging Innovations 2019. Renz UK is using the Birmingham show to launch the Argos Solutions F400 Cold UV Coating Machine into the UK packaging market.
It provides a great cost effective and eco alternative to plastic laminating a range of printed packaging applications.
The aim of Argos Solutions is to reduce the use of non-biodegradable plastic lamination. Thousands of tons of lamination film is disposed of every year. The UV coating machines from Argos Solutions provide a complete plastic free solution.
Instead of lamination the UV coating machine provides a very thin layer of liquid coating to protect and enhance the printed sheet. The UV coating recommended for use with the Argos UV coaters is a non-harmful liquid varnish made in Europe containing no VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website!
After several months of testing, hard work and commitment, we are thrilled to officially announce the launch of our new website on January 7, 2019!
If you are interested in our New Finishing Solutions, feel free to visit our brand new website for more details.
Argos Solutions and Plockmatic announce to join forces for inline coating solutions
September 26th 2018, Latvia
Argos Solutions and Plockmatic released today’s announcement of the collaboration between both companies for inline coating development for cut sheet digital printing systems.
The result on this collaboration is now live at the Plockmatic Riga Open Days, 26th-27th in Riga, Latvia.
At the beginning of March this year, the Argos Inspiration Days brought together in one single interactive environment every stage of the graphical chain so that anyone faced with creation, production and delivery could see the entire process from start to finish, where Argos Solutions is a market leader.
What was the idea behind the Argos Inspiration Days?
“Print industry is multi-disciplinary and multi-sectorial, making production, creation and delivery a necessary step for any print professional at some point in the process. That’s why I decided to create and co-organize the Argos Inspiration Days, offering all the aspects in the graphical chain, on one single place, with live demo’s from the complete digital workflow” tells Tony Michiels, founder and CEO of Argos Solutions.
As of now, every two years, the Argos Inspiration Days is scheduled to take place in Brussels in a unique venue for people in the print industry and related sectors to get together and talk business.
Looking back on the first edition > www.argosinspirationdays.com