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Flexo printing press

Flexo Printing Press

New Style of Flexo printing press in order to make a synergy effect with Gravure printing in flexible packaging market

Xpress

X Series

Gravure printing vs. Flexo printing — know the differences for better decision.

Printing Cylinders and Plates

Gravure printing

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Gravure printing
Coating volume Approx 4g/㎡ (wel)
Number of plates 175lpi 250lpi
Ink type Solvent or Water
Plate material Iron (alturminum) core + plating
Exhaust VOC Combustion
Viscosity 15 – 17 seconds (No.3 cup)
Flexo printing

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Flexo printing
Coating volume Approximately 1- 15g/㎡ (wect)
Number of plates 120lpi 133lpi 150lpi
Ink type Water base
Plate material Mandrel + cushion tape + resin plate
Exhaust VOC Unnecessary
Viscosity 15 – 17 seconds (No.4 cup)

Printing principal and Register matching process

Gravure printing

Gravure printing

  • Transfer ink by high impression pressure (nip)
  • Tension fluctuation occurred when descending the impression cylinder
  • Doctor streak & fogging are typical problem
Flexo printing

Flexo printing

  • Transfer ink by slight contact pressure kiss-Touch
  • Plate cylinder control does not affect film traveling
  • “Karami” “Marginal” are typical problem

Machine size and Drying capacity

Machine size and Drying capacity

  • Flexo Water-base printing requires less Heat volume compare to Gravure

Inking mechanism and Cleaning process

Gravure printing

Inking mechanism and Cleaning process

  • Always volatilize ink and have viscosity variation
  • Cleaning of version・finisher・doctor・ink pan
  • Remaining balance ink relatively large
Flexo printing

Flexo printing

  • Circulating ink and cleaning solution in closed state
  • Chamber Volume · Piping Distance of Only 1kg Remaining balance ink

Xpress

Xpress changes Super short-run jobs more profitable market by adopting utilizing Flexo advantages.

Xpress changes Super short-run jobs more profitable market by adopting utilizing Flexo advantages.

Xpress
Machine Speed 170m/min
Repeat Length 280-600mm (Stepless Repeat)
Web Length 300-600mm
Web Roll Diameter Max Φ400mm
Pressure Control Numerical control with servo motor
Printing Unit In-Line Unit, Sectional(Gearless) Type
Drying System Hot Air Blowing by Air Jet Nozzle (Electric, LPG, Steam)
Machine Dimension (L)14000 × (W)2800 × (H)2800mm

Xpress (Wide)

Wide width type Flexo press focusing Paper print – Superior print color reproduction to Gravure and even high speed with Water-base ink print.

Wide width type Flexo press focusing Paper print - Superior print color reproduction to Gravure and even high speed with Water-base ink print.

Xpress (Wide)
Machine Speed 300m/min
Repeat Length 400-900mm (Stepless Repeat)
Web Length 600-1300mm
Web Roll Diameter Max Φ1000mm
Pressure Control Numerical control with servo motor
Printing Unit In-Line Unit, Sectional(Gearless) Type
Drying System Hot Air Blowing by Air Jet Nozzle (Electric, LPG, Steam)
Machine Dimension (L)18500 × (W)6000 × (H)5500mm