Uteco Emerald gearless printing press

F18028
Machine Uteco Emerald gearless printing press
Reference number F18028
Machine manufacturer Uteco
Model Emerald 107
CI or stack Cl
Gearless Yes
Type of inks Solventbased
Year 2003
Number of colors 10
Max. web width 1250 mm
Max. printing width 1220 mm
Min. – Max. printing repeat 350 - 750 mm
Max. mechanical speed 300 m/min
Unwind type Automatic turret
Max. unwind reel diameter 800 mm
Rewind type Automatic turret
Max. rewind reel diameter 800 mm
Drying type Steam
Heating source included No
Video camera Yes, Eltromat
Corona treater Yes
Number of aniloxes 42 (see list)
Number of sleeves + 700 (see list)
Other information Including inline lamination unit
Special characteristics New in 2017
- Bearings at printing station
- New doctor blades
- Linear drivers for anilox and sleves
- Pneumatic cylinders
- Automatic washing system
- New Eltromat camera
- New Gama viscosity meters
- Around 350 sleeves
Subject to unsold. Although believed to be correct, the machine specifications and lists supplied are based solely upon those provided by the original owners.

Emerald 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.

Uteco
Uteco produces flexo- and rotogravure printing presses as well as laminators.  This Italian company has its production plant in Colognola ai Colli, on the east side of Verona. Uteco has two plants with a commonal production area of over 65.000 square meter.
The first four color printing press was introduced in 1985 and since that moment over a hundred Uteco printing presses has been produced. Since 1991 Uteco North America is part of Uteco, serving the American market.

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