Rotomec rotogravure printing press
|Machine||Rotomec rotogravure printing press|
|Year||1989 (2006 new controls)|
|Number of colors||8|
|Max. web width||910 mm|
|Min. – Max. printing repeat||400 - 820 mm|
|Max. mechanical speed||150 m/min|
|Unwind type||Turret with auto splice|
|Max. unwind reel diameter||600 mm|
|Rewind type||Turret with auto splice|
|Max. rewind reel diameter||600 mm|
|Drying type||Thermic oil|
|Heating source included||No|
|Video camera||Yes, BST|
|Corona treater||Yes, Ferrarini & Benelli GTS 6|
|Viscosity control||Yes, Fasnach CH-3063|
|Number of cylinders||Approx. 3000|
|Other information||Register system: Graficontrol CR13|
|Special characteristics||Control system renewed in 2006|
|Machine can be seen in production?||Yes|
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.
Rotomec is part of the Bobst Group since 2006. Bobst produces rotogravure printing presses under the name of Rotomec.