The VCML is a precision engineered coating machine, designed to print, coat and laminate all types of flexible webs such as papers, films, and metallic foils on a reel-to-reel basis. With the ability to apply various coatings such as inks, paints, varnishes, adhesives both solvent and water based, by various application methods, this makes the VCML particularly useful for product development, quality control and small scale production for low volume of a specialised product.
A selection of standard printing/coating processes available are shown below. Customised equipment can also be quickly designed and built to meet customer requirements.
||Hot Melt Slot-die or Gravure
||Knife over Roll
|2 Roll Pressure
||Flexible Blade Coating
High quality proofs using gravure inks of press viscosity are produced instantly using the new GP100. Featuring a microprocessor controlled servo drive and pneumatic operation, electronically engraved printing plates and variable printing speeds of 1 to 100m/min, this is an essential tool for all those involved in the manufacturing or use of liquid inks. Ideal for R&D and computer colour matching data, quality control and presentation samples, the GP100 is very easy to clean.
Any flexible substrate can be printed.
Excellent printability ensured by the high speed of 100 m/min.
Quick release Doctor Blade for ease of cleaning
The new FlexiProof 100 is a user-friendly instrument that quickly produces print samples using water-based, solvent-based or UV-flexographic inks. It is indispensable for anyone involved in the manufacture and processing of flexographic printing inks. Ideal for use in quality assurance, R&D, for printing originals and for computer-assisted colour formulations.
The Paste Proofer is very well suited for fast, repeatable, very accurate colour matching of litho inks, web offset inks and letter-press inks. Its unique ink dispensing system eliminates the need to weigh or measure the colour samples on this device. The ability of the Paste Proofer to quickly and easily produce sample proofs makes it an essential tool for ink manufacturing and printing shops. The proofs can be used to create base data for computer colour matching, for customer samples, or for testing hue, gloss, opacity, penetrability, drying, contrast, and abrasion resistance.
Accurate proofs produced in a single operation.
No messy weighing or measuring of inks, unlike other proofers.
Two inks may be proofed simultaneously for comparison.
Complete inking/proofing/cleaning cycle only 2 – 3 minutes.
Multiple proofs easily obtained using any substrate.
Reduces press down-time.
The PRINTING PROOFER quickly produces high-quality printed proofs using gravure or flexographic inks. By using electronically engraved printing plates and an adjustable printing speed of up to 40 m/min, this instrument has become an indispensable tool for anyone involved in the production and processing of printing inks. It is perfect for making samples for quality control or for presentation purposes to customers. It can also be used for R&D and computer colour formulations.
- High quality proofs using gravure, gravure-offset or flexo inks are produced instantly using the K Printing Proofer.
- Almost any flexible substrate can be printed or laminated.
- Excellent printability ensured by micrometer control.
- Multiple ink samples may be printed simultaneously for comparison purposes.
- High printing speeds enable use of inks nearing press viscosity.
- Easy to operate with a footprint of just 400 x 500mm
Results ideal for computer colour matching or spectrophotometer readings.
An ideal instrument for applying defined layers of liquid media (e.g. as flexographic inks) onto absorbent or non-absorbent substrates for manufacturing repeatable sample presses that comes very close to conventional flexographic printing. The application conditions are determined using either the engraved anilox rollers or the wire-wound rollers. The AUTOMATIK K-LOX Roller consists of an electric motor-driven or pneumatically-driven basic unit (the K 101) and the K-Lox attachment. It ensures a constant pulling speed (up to 15 m/min), uniform contact pressure and a very high level of repeatability.
The ESIPROOF is a precision manually operated instrument for producing realistic, high quality flexographic proofs. Applications include colour proofing for both customer approval and spectrophotometer colour analysis readings. Use of a doctor blade enables the proofing of all flexo inks, including high viscosity, UV curing. Both steel and ceramic anilox rollers are easily interchangeable. Spring loaded pressure control for ease of use and repeatability.
- Single screen or banded ceramic anilox rollers available.
- All commercial inks and substrates can be accurately proofed.
- Compact size makes it ideal for on site troubleshooting.
- Micrometer version available.
Recommended for visual colour matching.
An ideal instrument for applying defined layers of liquid media (e.g. as flexographic inks) onto absorbent or non-absorbent substrates for manufacturing repeatable sample presses that comes very close to conventional flexographic printing. The application conditions are determined using either the engraved anilox rollers or wire-wound rollers. The K-LOX-ROLLER is an important tool in both printer ink manufacturing and during ink processing, it is particularly well suited for use in quality control, presentation prototypes, R&D, and computer-assisted colour formulations.