Soma gearless printing press

F18012
Machine Soma gearless printing press
Reference number F18012
Machine manufacturer Soma
Model Premia
CI or stack Cl
Gearless Yes
Year 2014
Number of colors 8
Max. web width 1320 mm
Max. printing width 1270 mm
Unwind type Automatic turret
Shaftless
Max. unwind reel diameter 1000 mm
Rewind type Automatic turret
Shaftless
Max. rewind reel diameter 1000 mm
Drying type Electric
Heating source included Yes
Edge guide(s) Yes
Video camera Yes, BST 3 chip PREMIUS
Corona treater Yes, 6kw
Auto-clean Yes
Viscosity control Yes
Number of aniloxes 8
Number of sleeves 1 set
Manuals available Yes
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.

Soma 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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