MAF CI printing press

Machine MAF CI printing press
Reference number F16041
Machine manufacturer MAF
Model Antares
CI or stack Cl
Gearless No
Type of inks Solventbased
Year 1995
Number of colors 6
Max. web width 850 mm
Max. printing width 800 mm
Min. – Max. printing repeat 300 - 590 mm
Max. mechanical speed 150 m/min
Gear pitch 10mm
Unwind type Double
Max. unwind reel diameter 800 mm
Rewind type Double
Max. rewind reel diameter 800 mm
Drying type Electric
Edge guide(s) Yes, BST
Video camera Yes
Number of aniloxes 7
Number of printing cylinders 48 (see list)
Number of sleeves 42 (see list)
Number of gears 108 (see list)
Manuals available Yes
Other information 2 stations chambered doctor bades
1 station rubber roll
3 stations rubber rollers angle fix doctor blade
Special characteristics Fine tension for LLDPE or PVDS stretch foil
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.

MAF – 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 press
  • F16041
  • MAF

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