W&H Starflex CI printing press

F18022
Machine W&H Starflex CI printing press
Reference number F18022
Machine manufacturer W&H
Model Starflex
CI or stack Cl
Gearless No
Type of inks Solventbased
Year 1997
Number of colors 8
Max. web width 1320 mm
Max. printing width 1270 mm
Min. – Max. printing repeat 300 - 1000 mm
Max. mechanical speed 365 m/min
Material & Min – Max thickness LDPE, PP, Polyamid 20 -150 my
(HD)PE, OPP 12 – 100 my
Laminates up to 150 my
Paper up to 120 g/m2
Unwind type Turret
Max. unwind reel diameter 1000 mm
Rewind type Turret
Max. rewind reel diameter 1000 mm
Number & sizes airshafts for winder Shaftless 76/150 + 4*76mm shafts
Drying type Thermic oil
Heating source included No
Edge guide(s) BST
Video camera AFS Jupiter
Corona treater AFS 2012
Number of aniloxes 25
Number of printing cylinders Approx 50
Number of sleeves Approx 300
Number of gears Approx 150
Manuals available Yes
Machine can be seen in production? Yes
Location Europe
Subject to unsold. Although believed to be correct, the machine specifications and lists supplied are based solely upon those provided by the original owners.

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.

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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