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RK PrintCoat Instruments Ltd.

Abington Road Litlington, SG8 0QZ Royston, Herts.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Telephone +44 1763 8521-87
sales@rkprint.com

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Thomas Kerchiss

Managing Director

Phone
+44 (0) 1763 852187

Email
tom@rkprint.com

Darren Ellis

Senior Project Manager

Phone
+44 (0) 1763 852187

Email
darren@rkprint.com

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  prepress / print
  • 01.15  Printing machines and systems for special printing applications
  • 01.15.010  Proofing machines (all printing methods)
  • 01  prepress / print
  • 01.15  Printing machines and systems for special printing applications
  • 01.15.085  Coating machines
  • 06  equipment / services / infrastructure
  • 06.02  Measuring and testing engineering
  • 06.02.085  Test printing devices (also see Laboratory printing devices)

Our products

Product category: Proofing machines (all printing methods), Coating machines, Test printing devices (also see Laboratory printing devices)

K Hand Coater

The K Hand Coater provides a simple but effective means of applying paints, printing inks, lacquers, adhesives and other surface coatings onto many substrates  including paper, board, plastic films, foils, metal plates, glass plates, wood etc. Two or more coatings can be applied side-by-side in a single operation making the  system ideal for comparing products.
MAIN FEATURES
  • Simple, economical.
  • Will deposit from 4 to 500 micron wet film thickness.
  • Good repeatability with special impression bed.
  • Stainless steel rods and wire used for K Bars.
  • K Bars are numbered and colour coded.
  • Two or more products coated simultaneously for comparison.

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Product category: Proofing machines (all printing methods), Coating machines, Test printing devices (also see Laboratory printing devices)

K Control Coater - K101 & K202

The K Control Coater is widely used for the application of paints, varnishes, adhesives, liquid printing inks and many other surface coatings to produce quick, accurate and repeatable samples. These may then be used for quality control and presentation purposes, R&D, computer colour matching data etc. These are elements vital to a company’s success in the modern world.
MAIN FEATURES
  • Controlled speed and pressure ensures repeatable results
  • Coating by wire wound bars or gap applicators
  • Two models offer coating areas of up to 170 x 250mm or 325 x 250mm
  • Multiple coatings in one operation for comparison purposes
  • Standard coating speeds infinitely variable between 2 and 15m/min

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Product category: Proofing machines (all printing methods), Test printing devices (also see Laboratory printing devices)

EsiProof

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.
MAIN FEATURES
  • 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.

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Product category: Proofing machines (all printing methods), Test printing devices (also see Laboratory printing devices)

FlexiProof 100 & FlexiProof 100/UV

The FlexiProof 100, a high speed, operator-friendly machine for the production of proofs using water, solvent or UV Flexographic inks. It is an essential tool for all those involved in the manufacture and use of flexo inks. Ideal for quality control testing to ensure consistency of performance of inks and substrates over time, presentation samples, printability of substrates, R&D including product and commercial viability, and computer colour matching data.
The FlexiProof 100 eliminates the need to use a production line printing press for pilot runs, as the machine is a scaled down but exact version of a full sized flexo press.
BENEFITS
The FlexiProof 100 is ideal for both ink manufacturers and printers and can be used for the following, with all of the attendant benefits:
  • Printers – eliminates press down time by colour matching off press.
  • Inks – computer colour matching, database and sample preparation.
  • Can be used to determine performance properties i.e.wear resistance, scratch resistance, flexibility, durability, gloss, etc.
  • Will print on all typical commercial substrates – paper, board, film, foil.
  • Minimises expensive on-press waste production, boosts customer confidence and minimises customer returns.

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Product category: Proofing machines (all printing methods), Coating machines, Test printing devices (also see Laboratory printing devices)

K Printing Proofer

High quality proofs using gravure, gravure-offset or flexo inks are produced instantly using the K Printing Proofer. Featuring electronically engraved printing plates and variable printing speeds of up to 40m/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 K Printing Proofer is very easy to clean and all parts are solvent resistant.
MAIN FEATURES
  • 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

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Product category: Proofing machines (all printing methods), Test printing devices (also see Laboratory printing devices)

GP100 High Speed Gravure Proofer

High quality proofs using gravure inks of press viscosity are produced instantly using the new GP100 high speed gravure proofer. 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.
MAIN FEATURES:
  • Any flexible substrate can be printed
  • Excellent printability ensured by the high speed of 100 m/min
  • Quick release doctor blade for easy cleaning

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Product category: Coating machines, Proofing machines (all printing methods), Test printing devices (also see Laboratory printing devices)

VCML - Lab Pilot Coater

The VCML is 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.

MAIN FEATURES
• Touch screen control system with graphical set-up and operating instructions.
• Servo drive with a speed range of 1—70 m/min.
• Rigid aluminium framework.
• Integrated electrical and pneumatic controls.

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About us

Company portrait

RK Print was founded in the early 1960’s; a family run business with over 60 years’ experience in the surface coating industry. Designed and manufactured in the UK, RK equipment has one common theme, the production of repeatable samples; to be used for the purposes of research and development, quality control.

Products range from the simple and inexpensive K Hand Coater to the innovative FlexiProof 100/UV (LED UV also available) for realistic printability testing on all types of flexo substrates.

Well known for the K Printing Proofer, increasing demand saw the development of a reel to reel machine enabling more realistic printability in R&D trials for gravure & flexo inks and substrates. Design of RK’s Rotary Koater (ROKO) began during the mid to late 1970’s and the first machine was delivered soon after.  The Rotary Koater has since been replaced with the more advanced and sophisticated VCM-L Lab Pilot Coater.

Building on their developed knowledge and experience of web handling, together with ongoing advances in application techniques, RK invested in the design of a more sophisticated machine. The Versatile Converting Machine (VCM) is bespoke in design and is optimised to the specific requirements of each process.  Since 2004, VCM equipment has been installed at many locations worldwide, involved in the development of high-tech coatings such as printed/plastic electronics, e.g. VTT, Finland.

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Number of employees 20-49

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