Soma gearless CI printing press

F17025
Machine Soma gearless CI printing press
Reference number F17025
Machine manufacturer Soma
Model Midi ll
CI or stack Cl
Gearless Yes
Type of inks Solventbased
Year 2011
Number of colors 8
Max. web width 1100 mm
Max. printing width 1050 mm
Min. – Max. printing repeat 330 - 800 mm
Max. mechanical speed 450 m/min
Material & Min – Max thickness LDPE 0.020 – 0.160 mm
HDPE / OPP 0.010 – 0.150 mm
CPP 0.020 – 0.070 mm
BOPP 0.010 – 0.060 mm
PET 0.012 – 0.050 mm
OPA 0.015 – 0.050 mm
Paper 25 – 180 g/m2
Laminates 0.020 – 0.150 mm
Unwind type Turret with flying splice
Max. unwind reel diameter 1000 mm
Rewind type Turret with flying splice
Max. rewind reel diameter 1000 mm
Number & sizes airshafts for winder 4 x 76 mm
4 x 152 mm adaptors
Drying type Gas
Heating source included Yes
Edge guide(s) Yes, E&L
Video camera Yes, BST 3 chip camera PREMIUS
Corona treater Yes, AFS
Auto-clean Yes
Viscosity control Yes
Number of aniloxes 11 (see pdf)
Number of sleeves 112 (see pdf)
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.

Gearless 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.

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