The FlexPrint Line of Printers

The FlexPrint line of Flexographic printers offer the highest quality printing on Tyvek®, paper and film with patented geared "s" wrap design for pinpoint registration.

An open cavity Doctor Blade maintains ink viscosity with no evaporation, allows printing of finer type and bar codes, reduces odors and eliminates cost and maintenance of fountain rolls.

FlexPrint's unique mag-align magnetic back plate system allows for quick plate changes, accurate placement, and eliminates costly spare print cylinders and machine down time.

An open cavity InkWell is standard equipment, and provides a no mess, maintenance free method for press ready ink and daily cleanup.

FlexPrint Servo

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Theory of Operation

In Flexographic printing, a flexible printing plate is mounted to a plate (print) cylinder. This plate is then rotated into contact with an engraved inking roll (anilox) which deposits a film of ink onto the printing plate. The printing plate is then rotated into contact with the print media (web) depositing ink, during which the web is supported by the impression roll.

FlexPrint Location on a Packaging Machine

The FlexPrint is normally mounted on the loading bed of the packaging machine, close to the sealing die section. The print media enters the top of the printer, and then internal idler rolls direct the web through the printing sections of the printer.

Sequence of Operation

A full printing cycle involves inking the plate first, then printing the image. All of this must occur during one complete index cycle of the packaging machine. Since the FlexPrint prints the image during the "move" portion of the cycle, it is imperative that the plate movement is exactly synchronized with the web movement.

FlexPrint Components

FlexPrint Servo Drive

Servo Drive

FlexPrint Ink Well

Ink Well

Servo Drive Systems

The precise print registration of the FlexPrint is best accomplished using a Servo Drive System to assist the plate cylinder. Both, the FlexPrint Servo and the FlexPrint II, utilize Emerson Axima motion controllers, and the Emerson E-Series Digital Servo Motors.

Doctor Blade

A Doctor Blade eliminates foaming with water-based inks and maintains viscosity control for consisten ink laydown. The Doctor Blade also allows the ability to print finer type, and small graphics detail.

Ink Management

BELL-MARK provides an ink cartridge for quick color change and improved ink management. For the FlexPrint II, we offer an Enclosed Doctor Blade and 2 color pumping system.

Which FlexPrint is right for you?

FlexPrint Servo Drive

FlexPrint Servo Drive

The Digital Servo Drive FlexPrint provides high resolution single color printing on Tyvek®, paper and all poly films. The use of a Servo Drive allows the FlexPrint to operate at high cycle speeds without adding stress to package seals. Because there is less stress on package seals, the use of more affordable web materials can greatly impact your bottom line.

Two Color FlexPrint II

2 Color FlexPrint II

The FlexPrint II is the first Flexographic printing system which provides high resolution two-color printing on Tyvek®, paper and all poly films. Two color in-line printing eliminates the need for a second printer and reduces the cost of preprinted materials.

The FlexPrint II utilizes servomotors to control the ink and printing process.

FlexPrint mini

FlexPrint mini

The FlexPrint mini is the smallest in-line Flexographic printing system which provides high resolution single color printing on Tyvek®, paper and all poly films. The new FlexPrint mini is designed to operate just like our other FlexPrint models, only it is about half the size. That means more room for your operators, robotic loading equipment, or accessories on your packaging line.

Ink Management

FlexPrint Ink Management

BELL-MARK provides an ink cartridge and InkWell as a standard inking method for our FlexPrints.

The ink cartridge method utilizes a 16 oz. disposable cartridge which provides quick changeovers, and decreased machine downtime when compared to previous methods of ink management.

The InkWell unit is comprised of an open cavity and a Doctor Blade which deliver precise metering and consistent ink lay-down on all packaging sub-strates. The InkWell is equipped with quick disconnect nodes which allow the unit to be removed and cleaned in minutes.

Printer Specifications

FlexPrint Servo Drive FlexPrint II FlexPrint mini
Max print area across web: 24" (610mm)* 24" (610mm)* 24" (610mm)*
Max print machine direction: 22" on all models 22" on all models" 11" on all models"
Speed: 22 cycles per minute 15 cycles per minute 22 cycles per minute
Printing Elements Mag back print plate Mag back print plate Mag back print plate
Power: Servo Drive: 110 or 230 VAC
1.ph/60 hz -fused 15 amp
10 amp cont. max
Servo Drive: 110 or 230 VAC
1.ph/60 hz -fused 15 amp
10 amp cont. max
Servo Drive: 230 VAC

1.ph/60 hz -fused 15 amp
10 amp cont. max
Air: 10 CFM @ 60 PSI 10 CFM @ 60 PSI 10 CFM @ 60 PSI
Signal: 24 Volt DC 24 Volt DC 24 Volt DC
Mounting: Bed or top mount on hood Bed or top mount on hood Bed or top mount on hood
Weight: Approx, 300 lbs. Approx. 600 lbs. Approx. 200 lbs.

* Each FlexPrint is available for varying web widths - 360mm, 460mm, 610mm.

Specifications and technical information are subject to change without notice.

Dimensional Drawings

FlexPrint Servo

FlexPrint II

FlexPrint mini

Remote Training & Support

BELL-MARK printers include remote training & support at no additional costs, only requiring an internet connection.