In terms of type, the market has been divided into stack press, in-line press, common impression cylinder
press, and others.
With an exceptionally short web path, the press includes quick change technology and enhanced impression cylinder
adjustments that speed make-ready, helping to reduce waste to a minimum.
These print lines are fully gearless machines with direct drive to the central impression cylinder
and use sleeve technology for both printing plates and anilox.
Both move to the supporting roller (impression cylinder
) (3) until desired contact pressure is achieved.
The CT1 is supplied with a variable diameter impression cylinder
. Instead of the substrate carrier, the impression cylinder
is used in this case to carry the can or tube.
Each module contains up to two print decks with individual impression rollers or can be equipped with a small, shared central impression cylinder
and radial mounting of the print decks.
Printing occurs when the ink is forced out of the cell by pressure exerted by an impression cylinder
and pulled from the cell by the surface properties of the substrate (usually paper).
AWT Labels & Packaging will be installing a new 52" 10-color W&H Miraflex Central Impression Cylinder
press at its South Elgin, IL, USA facility.