Advantages of flexo printing for folding cartons
- Offset quality
- Superior colour reproduction using spot colours
- Metallic colours
- Registration accuracy
- Re-usable plates
- Fast colour change – under 70 seconds
- Colour consistency
- Low ink cost
Advantages of single-pass production
The heavy duty construction, minimal vibration and high registration accuracy make the Edale Gamma suitable for substrates up to 600 microns. The Gamma running inline with our FDC-510, flatbed die cutter, makes it a highly efficient solution specifically designed for short run folding carton production.
Particular success has been achieved in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry where high frequency, short run orders prove a challenge for conventional offset production.
The infeed and tension control system allows up to 1,500mm diameter rolls with a material range from paper to 600 micron card. Continuous unwinds are also available.
Flexographic printing is favoured for its reliability, flexibility and high quality. Technology changes over recent years have ensured that the results achieved are now comparable in quality to other print methods such as offset, screen and gravure – but at a fraction of the price. The Gamma features servo drives on each print head providing pre-register, auto register and print length control features. This, combined with the revolutionary print head design, ensures job change times and setup wastage are kept to a minimum with the ability to perform a full station colour change in under 70 seconds.
UV and water based lamination, as well as hot and cold foiling can be incorporated onto the press. As all modules are moveable, this enables the user to position the units in different sequences for different jobs.
The FDC-510 combines the best of sheet fed flatbed die cutting technology with a cutting edge servo driven constant tension web transport system. Specifically designed for fast job change and setup when run inline with flexo systems or digital lines, the FDC-510 creates a highly efficient web fed, single pass folding carton production line. With a maximum speed of 10,000 impressions per hour, the ability to nest products up to five across and the benefit of being able to reconfigure the machine for a wide range of carton sizes and forms without specialist tooling ensures that downtime and substrate wastage is kept to a minimum.
The products are delivered on to a shingle delivery table, with products being nested up to five across for maximum use of the raw material.