Rotomec rotogravure printing press
|Machine||Rotomec rotogravure printing press|
|Number of colors||9+1|
|Max. web width||760 mm|
|Max. printing width||740 mm|
|Min. – Max. printing repeat||450 - 820 mm|
|Max. mechanical speed||250 m/min|
|Unwind type||Turret with auto splice|
|Max. unwind reel diameter||1000 mm|
|Rewind type||Turret with auto splice|
|Max. rewind reel diameter||1000 mm|
|Drying type||Thermic oil (source not included)|
|Edge guide(s)||Yes, BST|
|Video camera||Yes, Bobst Registration S300 (2008)|
|Corona treater||Yes, 2x Sherman|
|Number of cylinders||21|
|Machine can be seen in production?||Yes|
Rotomec is part of the Bobst Group since 2006. Bobst produces rotogravure printing presses under the name of Rotomec.
Rotogravure printing presses
Gravure printing is mainly used for long run printing with high quality images. Rotogravure printing is a type of intaglio printing. This means that the image will be engraved on a cylinder, the ink will surface the cells in order to transfer it to the paper or foil.
In 1790 the first patent for a rotary press was filed. Later, in 1843, the rotary drum printer was invented. Most rotogravure presses have multiple print units.
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