Bonardi stack printing press

Machine Bonardi stack printing press
Reference number F16059
Machine manufacturer Bonardi
Model Ofelia
CI or stack Stack
Gearless No
Type of inks Solventbased
Year 2003
Number of colors 6
Max. web width 1250
Max. printing width 1200
Min. – Max. printing repeat 340 - 1000 mm
Max. mechanical speed 200 m/min
Unwind type Single
Max. unwind reel diameter 1000 mm
Rewind type Turret with auto splice
Max. rewind reel diameter 1000 mm
Drying type Gas
Heating source included Yes
Edge guide(s) Yes
Video camera Yes
Number of aniloxes 6 (2x80, 2x100, 1x120, 1x160)
Number of printing cylinders 1 set
Number of gears 1 set
Manuals available Yes
Other information 5 decks with chambered doctor blade
1 deck with lower fountain rubber roller
Available from Now
Machine can be seen in production? 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.

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.

  • Flexo
  • printing
  • Stack
  • F16059
  • Bonardi
  • press