F&K stack printing press

F16070
Machine F&K stack printing press
Reference number F16070
Machine manufacturer F&K
Model 31DF
CI or stack Stack
Gearless No
Year 1971
Number of colors 6
Max. web width 1300 mm
Max. printing width 1200 mm
Min. – Max. printing repeat 300 - 800 mm
Max. mechanical speed 200 m/min
Material & Min – Max thickness Paper 30 – 90 gsm
Unwind type 1200 mm
Max. unwind reel diameter Single
Rewind type 1200 mm
Max. rewind reel diameter Single
Number & sizes airshafts for winder 2 x 3"
Drying type Hot water
Edge guide(s) Yes
Video camera Yes
Number of aniloxes 12 (see PDF)
Number of printing cylinders 23 (see PDF)
Number of gears 133 (see PDF)
Manuals available Yes
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.

F&K
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.

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