F&K 16S gearless printing press

Machine F&K 16S gearless printing press
Reference number F18039
Machine manufacturer F&K
Model 16S
CI or stack Cl
Gearless Yes
Type of inks Solventbased
Year 2000
Number of colors 8
Max. web width 1100 mm
Max. printing width 1050 mm
Min. – Max. printing repeat 370 - 800 mm
Max. mechanical speed 360 m/min
Unwind type Turret with flying splice
Max. unwind reel diameter 1000 mm
Rewind type Turret with flying spliceq
Max. rewind reel diameter 1000 mm
Number & sizes airshafts for winder 4 x 3"
4 x 6"
Drying type Gas
Edge guide(s) Yes, 2x FIFE
Video camera Yes, Eltromat
Auto-clean Yes
Number of aniloxes +/- 12
Number of carrier sleeves 16 (two sets)
Special characteristics In 2017 approx € 200.000 invested in:
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New pneumatics
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Many other items
Subject to unsold. Although believed to be correct, the machine specifications and lists supplied are based solely upon those provided by the original owners.

16S 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.

  • F&K
  • Flexo
  • Gearless
  • Printing press
  • 16S
  • F18039

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