Flexotecnica waterbased CI printing press

F17015
Machine Flexotecnica waterbased CI printing press
Reference number F17015
Machine manufacturer Flexotecnica
Model FX8
CI or stack Cl
Gearless Yes
Type of inks Waterbased
Year 2010
Number of colors 8
Max. web width 1050 mm
Max. printing width 1000 mm
Min. – Max. printing repeat 350 - 850 mm
Max. mechanical speed 200 m/min
Unwind type Turret with flying splice
Max. unwind reel diameter 1270 mm without using flying splice
1000 mm using flying splice
Rewind type Turret with flying splice
Max. rewind reel diameter 1000 mm without using flying splice
700 mm using flying splice
Edge guide(s) Yes
Video camera Yes, Eltromat
Corona treater Yes
Auto-clean Yes
Number of aniloxes 8 (specs to be discussed)
Number of sleeves 8 (size to be discussed)
Manuals available 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.

KBA Flexotecnica
KBA Flexotecnica specialisation is the production of printing presses and converters for flexible packaging. The factory is 25.000m2 and is located in Tavazzano, near Milan in Italy. Flexotecnica has printing presses up to 12 colors and a width between 600mm and 2500mm.

  • CI
  • Flexotecnica
  • Waterbased
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