W&H Soloflex CI printing press

F16076
Machine W&H Soloflex CI printing press
Reference number F16076
Machine manufacturer W&H
Model Soloflex
CI or stack Cl
Gearless No
Type of inks Solventbased
Year 1994
Number of colors 6
Max. web width 620
Max. printing width 600
Min. – Max. printing repeat 250 - 520
Max. mechanical speed 200 m/min
Gear pitch 5mm
Unwind type Double, on top of each other
Max. unwind reel diameter 600 mm
Rewind type Semi-automatic turret
Max. rewind reel diameter 600 mm
Drying type Electric
Edge guide(s) Yes
Video camera Yes, RGB
Number of aniloxes 17
Number of sleeves 190 (see pdf)
Number of gears 180 (see pdf)
Manuals available Yes
Available from Now
Machine can be seen in production? No
Subject to unsold. Although believed to be correct, the machine specifications and lists supplied are based solely upon those provided by the original owners.

Soloflex 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.

W&H, Windmöller & Hölscher
The W&H Group produces extruders, printing presses en converting machines. For more than 140 years W&H has been manufacturing converters for flexible packaging. They have sold over 5000 machines in more than 140 countries. This German based company has its plant in Lengerich. It is the best known player in the flexible packaging machinery market. The Miraflex, Novoflex, Stellaflex and many extruders are well known in the market.

  • CI
  • Flexo
  • W&H
  • Printing press
  • Soloflex
  • Flexographic
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