GN Flexo is the new British Engineering Company introducing a Premium range of high quality Narrow Web Flexographic Printing Machinery to the Global Paper and Packaging industries.
We use the most up-to-date technology combined with our experience as Precision Engineering Experts to ensure that our machines are versatile, economical & reliable. GN Flexo is committed to quality and delivering on our promises to you and yours to your customer.
The standard product range is a Flexo Press with 1 to 12 Print Stations for UV or Water based inks with In Line Rotary Die Cutting and finishing.
As Engineering experts your specific requirements can be accommodated in a commercially viable and timely manner as we understand that your reputation is everything.
Please explore our site or book a demonstration with our in house 4 Colour Full Servo UV Unit and we cannot wait to show you our equipment's diverse capabilities as a bespoke solution and for you to benefit from a skilled, knowledgeable and British Manufacturer whom offer quality, reliability and understanding.
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Flexography (aniline printing) is defined by the Encyclopaedia Britannica as rotary printing in which ink is applied to various surfaces by means of flexible rubber (or other elastomeric) printing plates.
In flexography, the desired imagery or lettering is engraved in the form of tiny indentations, or cells, onto a flexible rubber plate. Liquid ink is flooded onto a rotating ink-metering roller while a blade inclined at a reverse angle (Doctor Blade) to the direction of rotation shaves any surplus ink from the ink-metering roller. The remaining ink is rolled onto the rubber printing plate, which is fixed to a rotary letterpress cylinder and the plate's tiny indentations receive and hold the ink. The inked plate then transfers the image to the recipient material that is held on an impression cylinder.
The inks used in flexography dry quickly by evaporation and are safe for use on packaging that is in direct contact with food. The inks used can also be overlaid to achieve brilliant colours and special effects.
Flexography has been widely used as a quick and economical way of applying simple designs and areas of colour to a wide variety of packaging materials, such as paper and plastic containers (including waxed-paper ones), corrugated-cardboard boxes, tape, envelopes and metal foil.
Based in the heartland of Britain's industrial Heritage, GN Flexo offers engineering excellence and narrow web experience. GN Flexo was formed in 2014 after the demise of K2 International (Formally known as KDO), as a partnership by 2 known and long standing suppliers with very complimentary core competences.
One company has a long heritage in precision engineering, with roots to 1887 and experience of diverse equipment manufacture. The other, a controls and electronics technology specialist that operated as the lead supplier to K2 since 2008.
From our Precision engineering parent company's 25,000 square foot site we come to market with complete equipment manufacture to both new and old press designs as well as retrofits and spare parts.
Please get in touch as we are more than happy to help and are well aware that your reputation is everything.