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Single pass short run folding carton line

Combine print, cut, crease, braille embossing and waste removal into a single machine with the FL5 Carton line, ideal for short run work from 1,000 – 100,000 units and reconfigurable for a wide range of sizes and forms.

Advanced tension control, robust construction and technologies dedicated to handling paper board means that the FL5 can handle substrates up to 600 micron (24pt) thick and 510mm (20″0 wide. The FDC-510 can run in line with the FL5, combining low tooling costs with cut, crease, braille, waste stripping and diverging delivery all in a single pass.

The Edale FL5 printing and converting system running in line with the Edale FDC-510, web fed flatbed die cutter, makes a highly efficient solution specifically designed for short run folding carton production.

  • 1.5m jumbo unwind with 12″ mandrel, pivoting splice table and web cleaning.
  • Advanced tension control system and large diameter idler rolls, as well as 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.
  • 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 a turnbar, foiling and cast & cure to be easily moved between print units.
  • 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.


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FL5 + FDC600 Technical specifications

Web Width FBDC 600mm
Web Width Flexo 510mm | 570mm | 650mm
Printing width flexo (without ink chambers) 500mm | 560mm | 640mm
Repeat length Flexo 8" - 24" (203.2 - 609.6mm) at 1/8" increments
Repeat length FBDC 10" - 29" (254 – 736.6mm)
Mechanical speed Flexo 5-200 m/min | 16.4-200 ft/min
Mechanical speed FBDC Up to 13,000 impressions per hour depending on job spec
(Actual print speeds are subject to substrate, application and consumables)
Substrate thickness Flexo 12-700 microns
NB: Thin and heat sensitive substrate require specification of chill rolls and soft rewind tension.
Substrate thickness FBDC 175-600 microns
Max roll capacity jumbo unwind | rewind 1500mm | 800kg / 60" | 1763.7lb
EZ reg auto registration Standard
Pre-Registration Standard
Remote Diagnostics Standard
Job Storage Standard
Maximum diverging card delivery 4 across
Max die cutting force 165 tons
Maximum Cut Width 580mm | 22.83”
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Key Features

Edale offer a customised approach to suit your specific requirements



Perfect for long runs, the product can be neatly stacked for easy collection


Will allow PET cartons to be cut


Due to the modular design of our machines, rotary die cutting could also be added

Benefits of the FL5

Improve productivity, reduce waste and increase print quality

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Our customer iTek Packz is known for its awards for Excellence in Flexography and Innovation, and for the third-consecutive year running has been awarded gold for Flexography, Narrow Web and they also received the highly acclaimed ‘Best in Show Award.’
They have been given high praise from the FTA judges for their winning entry, for Narrow Web, process, paperboard, which was a vibrant soap carton. The judges stated: “Lots of action in the carton, and it couldn’t have been executed better. Great screen work, great trap, and great register. The printer’s use of gold cold foil worked out very well. And the overprint varnish textures add measurable diversity and depth.”
iTek Packz also received a silver award for its narrow web, process, metalized for their production of a highly embellished, brandy box. The judges commented that it was flawlessly executed.
All these award-winning cartons were run on an Edale Press.
iTek Packz commented: “We are very proud that for the third year running, we have been recognised by the FTA. To receive the ‘Best in Show’ and Gold and Silver Awards has been a great honour for our business.
Our Best in Show carton entry was produced for a customer who wanted 6-7 colours, gold matte foil, and varnish and other effects. We are delighted to have achieved the quality required using our technology and print capabilities, which in our opinion is the best in the industry.

Three Gold Awards in a row

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