Single pass short run
folding carton line

Combine print, cut, crease, braille embossingand waste removal into a single machine with the FL-5 Carton line, ideal for short run work from 1,000 – 100,000 units, and reconfigurable for a wide range of sizes and forms

The heavy duty construction, minimal vibration and high registration accuracy make the Edale FL-5 Carton suitable for substrates up to 600 microns. The FL-5 runs inline with the Edale FDC-510, flatbed die cutter, making it a highly efficient solution specifically designed for short run folding carton production.

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About the Edale FL-5 Carton.

The Edale FL-5 printing and converting system running inline with the Edale FDC-510, web fed flatbed die cutter, makes a highly efficient solution specifically designed for short run folding carton production.

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1.25m jumbo unwind with 12” mandrel, pivoting splice table and web cleaning.
Advanced tension control system and large diameter idler rolls, and gearless impression enable conversion of 600 micron board.
Ultra-short web path of 1.85m between prints ensures minimum waste and maximum efficiency.
The unique print head geometry ensures consistent high quality print across a range of repeats with minimal adjustments.
Video based fully automatic register system monitor and control linear and lateral register to ensure consistency and quality.
Innovative inking system enables accurate on-press colour matching as well as complete colour changes in 70 seconds.
Job storage function stores detailed job data to minimise set-up times and repeatability of repeat jobs.
The rail system allows for additional options such as turnbar, foiling and cast & cure to be easily moved between print units.
Die cutting pre-register system and easy tool change minimises set up waste and time.
In-line flatbed die cutter provides traditional cut and crease quality with minimal setup waste and low tooling costs.
In-line stripping and waste chopping system completes the single pass process.
Diverging delivery system enables nesting of cartons to minimise waste.
  • Infeed and tension control system allows up to 1.25m diameter rolls with a material range from paper to 600 micron card.
  • Graphic printing on the top and bottom of the card can be included to create a single pass process.
  • Infinite range of formats with the capacity to produce 200,000 CR80 cards or one million pins per hour.
  • Inkjet personalisation using thermal or drop on demand technology gives full flexibility on data positioning, content and orientation.
  • Void marking linked with the data and scratch panel verification system ensures void cards are identified for removal and replacement.
  • Verification of scratch panel position and integrity ensures that pin numbers are always securely covered.
  • Silk screen printing on the scratch panel guarantees the best quality scratch with the highest opacity at the lowest cost per pin.
  • Print high opacity backing panels, confusion panels and protective layers enable reduced substrate calliper, without compromising security.
  • Windows based data controller ensures a full integrity system comprising of product tracking, re-order logging, data encryption and security access.
  • Integrated data verification system provides 100% monitoring, comparing al printed variable data to production files.
  • Inline rotary die cutting ensures card format can be changed from multi-pin CR80 to multi-pin sheet, with the change of a single tool.
  • Card stacking or shingle delivery systems ensure that sequences are accurately maintained even at high speed with multiple cards across the web.

Product Case Study

Reelvision have got it all boxed up.


Lancashire (UK) based company, Reelvision, manufacture for and supply to, the pharmaceutical, healthcare, personal care and FMCG carton market. Having purchased their first FL-5 Carton in 2007 the company had grown significantly resulting in the need for a second machine for carton production.


Reelvision were pleased with their initial carton line from Edale but when the need for a second machine arose, they researched the market to see whether there was any other comparable product. After reviewing, they decided to choose a second Edale due to the advanced technology, futureproof design and the aftercare and support.


Having worked closely with Edale in 2007 for the design of their original FL-5 Carton, the Reelvision team knew as the business grew that they could continue to work closely to ensure they kept ahead of the growth curve whilst keeping investment in future capacity high on the priority list. The Edale machines have been paramount in seeing Reelvision secure their position as a revolutionary supplier for short run printed folded cartons with PS 9000:2001 accreditation.

“The service received from Edale ensured us that we really need look nowhere else as our partnership is so strong. This press has doubled our capacity and given us the spare needed to offer industry breaking lead times”.
Deborah Greenwood, Sales Director, Reelvision

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