Small but perfectly formed.

The award-winning FL-1 is Edale’s compact flexographic printing press.

With a footprint of just 2.5m² and a web path of less than 12m, the FL-1 is the ideal press for companies looking for improved productivity and profitability from today’s short run lengths.

Quick job changes are achieved through ergonomic design, and coupled with the quick release plate roll mechanism ensures that accurate registration is achieved in the shortest time.

The FL-1 is suitable for UV or water based inks, and is capable of printing a variety of substrates from 50 – 250 microns. The FL-1 is available with an extensive range of extras, as well as the option to upgrade to a twin stack press.

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About the Edale FL-1.

The FL-1 is a high quality, affordable entry level compact printing press ideal for those companies looking for improved productivity and profitability from today’s short run lengths.

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Material calliper adjustments provide the ability to run a wide range of substrates from 50 – 250 micron.
Short Web path of under 12m ensures minimum waste.
Upgradeable to a twin stack press with the ability to print up to 9 colours.
Quick release plate roll mechanism ensures accurate registration is achieved with little waste.
Compact design of just 2.5m² (or 5m² if upgraded to the Multi stack).
Quick job change through ease of access, ergonomic design and “tool-less” operation.
Three nip tension control ensures excellent registration stability.
250mm - 330mm web width available.
High throughput with the combination of high production speeds and quick job change.
  • Material calliper adjustments provide the ability to run a wide range of substrates from 50 – 250 micron.f
  • Short Web path of under 12m ensures minimum waste.
  • Upgradeable to a twin stack press with the ability to print up to 9 colours.
  • Full print station colour changes achieved in under 70 seconds - and on the fly.
  • Quick release plate roll mechanism ensures accurate registration is achieved with little waste.
  • Compact design of just 2.5m² (or 5m² if upgraded to the Multi stack).
  • Quick job change through ease of access, ergonomic design and “tool-less” operation.
  • Three nip tension control ensures excellent registration stability.
  • 250mm - 330mm web width available.
  • High throughput with the combination of high production speeds and quick job change.

Product Case Study

Low cost label solution enables expansion and substantial ROI

Background

A leading UK label converter required a reliable, straightforward flexo solution for producing two-colour promotional labels for a customer in the food retail sector. The company approached Edale in 2002 with an enquiry about our entry-level press.

Solution

Having been made aware of FL-1’s capabilities and benefits, the prospect conducted a three-month time and motion study in order to anticipate feasibility and potential financial return. The positive outcome resulted in an order for – and installation of – an FL-1 press designed to print self-adhesive labels and tags.

Benefits

Our customer’s label printing operation based on the Edale FL-1 has expanded into a dedicated factory running eight FL-1 presses, each generating £1 million sales per year from an initial machine investment of around £150,000.

The presses’ compact size enables maximum productivity per square metre (thanks to the FL-1’s footprint of just 2.5m² footprint), and the easy addition of options to enhance machine specifications to provide customers with a more flexible service to meet their label production needs.

“The FL-1 has far exceeded what we ever anticipated we could have achieved from a relatively low cost flexo machine. The small footprint and the high quality of the print - not to mention the rapid ROI - meant we could quickly justify being able to increase the number of machines, and we now have eight of them running day in and day out - working as well as they did when they were first installed!”
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