Edale has announced a new entry level narrow web flexo press, the FL1 Prime, which is aimed at label printers with older mechanical presses looking for a cheap way to upgrade to a more automated press but without too much cost.
The new press is based on the existing FL3. It’s servo-driven with gearless impression and should be able to handle a wide range of materials. It takes 350mm wide substrates with a 340mm print width and a repeat of 203 to 609mm. It takes substrates from 12 to 350 microns though you’ll need to specify chill rollers and soft rewind tension control for thin and heat sensitive materials.
It can run at up to 200mpm. It comes with pre and auto-register as standard to automatically position the print cylinder. It has a modular design and can be fitted with EZ Reg, which uses a camera for an autonomous register system, and EZ Die, for changing magnetic die cylinders in under 60 seconds. It can be used with water-based and UV inks and can be configured for LED UV curing.
James Boughton, managing director of Edale comments: “We noticed a gap in the market for those businesses who wanted an affordable ‘step up’ to a press which gives technological advancement and efficiencies and delivers superior print quality. The FL1 Prime modular design can be upgraded to suit the businesses’ growth when they need it.”
You can find more information from edale.com but don’t bother trying to download a brochure – Edale just collects your email address but without giving up the PDF!