Flexo Printing

Printing Method

Flexographic printing is basically a modern development of letterpress printing. A key element, which is characteristic for this printing technology, are raised printing elements. By the raised printing elements the ink is transferred. Flexographic printing is the most important letterpress process. It grows in packaging, label and newspaper printing. The main characteristic of flexographic printing is the use of flexible printing plates that are relatively soft compared to book printing plates. The flexible printing plate and special ink are responsible for printing on a huge range of printing substrates.

Machine Examples

Gallus RCS 430 (Card 3A)

Gallus RCS 430 (Card 3A)
CategoriesIndexBackground information
max. printing width435 mm 
max. colors12 
space requirement90 m² 
variety of materials3paper, cardboard, plastic foil
max. printing output4.176 m²/h160 m/min
max. substrate thickness300 μm 

Uteco Diamond HP 809 (Card 3B)

Uteco Diamond HP 809 (Card 3B)
CategoriesIndexBackground information
max. printing width1.800 mm 
max. colors8 
space requirement112 m² 
variety of materials2paper, plastic foil
max. printing output64.800 m²/h600 m/min
length of drying tunnel8 m 

BOBST 90SIX (Card 3C)

BOBST 90SIX (Card 3C)
CategoriesIndexBackground information
max. printing width2.800 mm 
max. colors10 
space requirement420 m² 
variety of materials2paper, cardboard
max. printing output100.800 m²/h600 m/min
diameter central cylinder3,2 m 

Windmöller & Hölscher Vistaflex C (Card 3D)

Windmöller & Hölscher Vistaflex C (Card 3D)
CategoriesIndexBackground information
max. printing width2.200 mm 
max. colors10 
space requirement210 m²30 m x 7 m
variety of materials3paper, plastic foil, metal foil
max. printing output105.600 m²/h800 m/min
max. printing speed800 m/min