Charlotte, North Carolina
PERFECT TOOLS FOR PERFECT LABELS
Wink is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of diecutting
tools for the graphic industry.
Using state-of-the-art CNC
technology, Wink produces
high precision flexible dies,
rotary cylinders und steel rule
dies. The Wink quality management is certified to DIN ISO
Wink’s customers include internationally renowned manufacturers
of labels, packaging, envelopes and a wide range of other products. Since
it was founded in 1989, the company has grown steadily. Subsidiaries
in the United States, Denmark and Italy and worldwide sales agencies
guarantee rapid and reliable order processing.
In 2014, Wink acquired the German cylinder manufacturer FST in
Simmerath near Cologne, and has created its “Centre of Excellence”
for cylinders at this site. With this acquisition, Wink is continuing its
strategy for international growth and also pushing more heavily into
related market segments in addition to the labels market.
FIRST-CLASS DIES AND CYLINDERS
Wink’s magnetic flexible dies are made from high quality steel
using state-of-the-art CNC technology for milling and sharpening the dies. Wink guarantees minimum tolerances, maximum
durability and therefore optimum cost-effectiveness. Wink’s
SuperCut flexible dies significantly exceed the standard requirements, with tolerances of only 2 microns. The cutting edge height
and angle are individually adjusted to the customer’s applications.
SuperCut dies are available with several finishings and coatings
to maximize diecutting efficiency.
Particularly in the processing of very abrasive materials and inks
(thermal paper, opaque white, luminous paints) in long runs, the
MCR coating offers maximum service life, especially in combination
with Wink’s laser hardening.
Moreover, Wink has developed
four different nonstick coat-
ings with a repellent effect for
minimizing ink and adhesive
residues on the die.
In addition, Wink produces a comprehensive range
of other diecutting and related
tools that perfectly complement Wink’s flexible dies, including magnetic and anvil cylinders,
printing cylinders, solid rotary dies, steel rule dies, pressure cells and
Wink’s adjustable anvil roller GapControl® offers the solution for many
diecutting challenges, for example converting thin facestocks or liners.
The GapControl® system permits a highly precise, double-sided adaption
of the liner strike to various applications and materials. The advantages
of GapControl® compared to other systems are mainly rooted in its
particularly high stability, which even makes cutting-through possible
without any problems.
YOU CUT, WE CARE
Growing customer expectations, constant innovation in the materials
sector, pressure of time – all of these make diecutting such a challenge.
It is therefore all the more reassuring to have Wink by your side as a
competent and reliable partner. The company’s philosophy is summed
up in four short words: “You cut, we care.”
We care for quality: State-of-the-art technology, experienced
employees, reliable checks throughout the production process – all
of these guarantee consistently high and certified quality standards.
We care for communication: The friendly and helpful Wink
team will rapidly provide you with the necessary information and
advice, to make order processing as easy as possible.
We care for solutions: We will help you optimize your production processes by defining the perfect parameters for your cutting
tools in order to prevent time-consuming problems before they occur.
In addition, Wink uses
its own converting machinery for test runs and
constantly invests in research and development.
The free Wink booklet
“ABC of Cutting Tools”
describes the basics of
diecutting, and delivers
systematic solutions for
trouble-shooting. Rotary Cylinders
MCR (MicroChrome) coating