WEB SCREEN PRINTING

A&M KINZEL

FLATBED

A&M Kinzel is a German web screen printing and finishing equipment manufacturer and is widely recognized for their undisputed, worldwide leadership in delivering modular, state-of-the-art flatbed and cylinder web screen printing equipment since the 1980s.

Recent technological advancements in flatbed press designs supported by servo driven machine functions and the Kinzel unsupported web loop control technology eliminate unnecessary substrate tension throughout the line configuration. This facilitates highest press repeatability of ± 10 µm (0.0004” / 0.01 mm). Web substrates from 25 µm (0.001” / 0.025 mm) thick, unsupported Mylar to 30 – 40 mil (0.04” / 1 mm) thick polycarbonate, copper or steel foil can be processed at high speeds and with very high registration capabilities.

The assembly of custom-designed web screen printing production lines with modular processing stations such as unwinder, press, dryer, laminator, die or laser cutter, sheeter, slitter, rewinder or stacker can easily be accomplished because of these unsupported web loop arrangements.

Distinctive advantages between flatbed and cylinder presses:

  • Flatbed presses can be manufactured in any conceivable sizes, from 13” x 19” to 72” x 120” or bigger
  • Flatbed presses convert web substrates without ever touching the print surface which is important when processing delicate, pre-printed materials or using functional ink systems
  • Flatbed presses offer an immediate, unobstructed, operator-friendly access to the screen and the printing table
  • Flatbed presses can easily be equipped with CCD registration cameras, ideal for production protocol or process documentation
Kinzel 1-color 69” x 150” (1.75 x 3.8 meter) flatbed printing line with CCD camera registration for processing 0.004” (0.025 mm) unconditioned thick mylar substrate at 3 prints/minute is ready for customer equipment approval. For short production runs, printed material can be transported from the end to the beginning for subsequent colors.

Kinzel 1-color 69” x 150” (1.75 x 3.8 meter) flatbed printing line with CCD camera registration for processing 0.004” (0.025 mm) unconditioned thick mylar substrate at 3 prints/minute is ready for customer equipment approval. For short production runs, printed material can be transported from the end to the beginning for subsequent colors.

Options available for immediate incorporation into a custom-designed production configuration:

  • 2 or 4-CCD camera registration system
  • Space saving, vertical contact hot air dryers, LED UV dryers, IR dryers
  • Pre-conditioning dryers for stabilizing web materials prior to first print station
  • In- or off-line finishing equipment such as pick-and-place stations, different laminators (e.g. laminating adhesives in register, top or bottom laminating), embossing stations, hot foil stations, die or laser cutters, slitters, sheeters and stackers can be placed in-line with printing or as a separate finishing line configuration.

There is no roll-to-roll manufacturing challenge that Kinzel cannot solve.


CYLINDER

A&M Kinzel is a German web screen printing and finishing equipment manufacturer and is widely recognized for their undisputed, worldwide leadership in delivering modular, state-of-the-art flatbed and cylinder web screen printing equipment since the 1980s.

The cylinder type printer is usually used for very thin and difficult to manage web substrates. The servo driven machine functions allow to automatically adjust the speed of the screen to the thickness of the web material (diameter adjustment of print cylinder circumference).

The assembly of custom-designed web screen printing production lines with modular processing stations such as unwinder, press, dryer, laminator, die or laser cutter, sheeter, slitter, rewinder or stacker can easily be accomplished because of the unique, unsupported Kinzel web loop technology.

Thicker web materials than 15 mil (0.006” / 0.4 mm) is not advisable to process with a cylinder press.

Options available for immediate incorporation into a custom-designed production configuration:

  • 2 or 4-CCD camera registration system
  • Space saving, vertical contact hot air dryers, LED UV dryers, IR dryers
  • Pre-conditioning dryers for stabilizing web materials prior to first print station
  • In- or off-line finishing equipment such as pick-and-place stations, different laminators (e.g. laminating adhesives in register, top or bottom laminating), embossing stations, hot foil stations, die or laser cutters, slitters, sheeters and stackers can be placed in-line with printing or as a separate finishing line configuration.