Bobst gearless CI printing press

Machine Bobst gearless CI printing press
Reference number F17031
Machine manufacturer Bobst
Model 20six
CI or stack Cl
Gearless Yes
Type of inks Solventbased
Year 2015
Number of colors 10
Max. web width 1700 mm
Unwind type Turret with flying splice
Rewind type Turret with flying splice
Video camera Yes
Corona treater Yes
Subject to unsold. Although believed to be correct, the machine specifications and lists supplied are based solely upon those provided by the original owners.

20 six Flexo printing presses
The first printing press was introduced in 1440. Those presses were used for printing paper and books. There have been  a lot of improvements, especially during the industrial revolution when the first industrial printing press was designed. In 1890 the first flexo printer was invented in Liverpool, England.

Flexography, or flexo, is named after the flexible relief plate that is used to print. Flexo printing presses can be used for plastic, film, cellophane and paper. Flexo machines are the most common machines in food packaging. In 1952 the official name for this type of printing was announced: Flexographic process or short, flexography.

Last decades there were also  a lot of improvements, especially in the digital printing field and the amounts of colors that a press can use.

There are several types of flexo printing presses: CI presses, stack presses and in-line printing presses. CI stands for Central Impression. Those flexo printing presses have an impression cylinder. Stack presses are used for multi color printing. It is called stack because each color station is stacked vertically. Stack presses have two to eight seperate color stations, sometimes they have two parallel stacks of printing units. The third type of printing presses, the in-line presses, have seperate, horizontal color stations from front to back.


The former Fischer & Krecke was a founded in Bielefeld in 1965. In 2008 the company was acquisited by Bobst. Bobst is still using the name F&K as a brand for flexible printing presses.

  • Flexo
  • Bobst
  • Gearless
  • Printing press
  • 20six