Industrial & Specialized Applications

RK Print-Coat Instruments Ltd.

Litlington, Abington Road, SG8 0QZ Royston, Herts.
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


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drupa 2016 hall map (Hall 3): stand F35-1

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drupa 2016 fairground map: Hall 3


Tom Kerchiss

Executive board/managing director
Research, development, design

Abington Road, Litlington
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 0QZ, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

+44-17 63 85 21 87


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)

Our products

Product category: Proofing machines (all printing methods)

VCM-L 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 particluarly useful for product development, quality control and small scale production for low volume of a specialised product.

Main features include: 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.

Visit our stand in Hall 3 Stand F35-1 for more details.

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Product category: Proofing machines (all printing methods)


This is a precision instrument for producing realistic, high quality flexographic proofs.

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.

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Product category: Proofing machines (all printing methods)

K Printing Proofer

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.

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Product category: Proofing machines (all printing methods)

Flexiproof 100/UV

Printers – eliminates press downtime by colour matching off press.

For quality control testing and to ensure consistency of performance of inks and substrates over time.

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, film, foil.

Minimises expensive on-press waste production, boosts customer confidence and minimises customer returns.

Inks – computer colour matching, database and sample preparation.

Eliminates the need to use a production line printing press for pilot runs, as the Flexiproof 100 is a scaled down but exact version of a full sized flexo press.

Research and development – product viability, commercial viability.

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About us

Company details

RK Specialises in the design and manufacture of equipment used to produce repeatable samples of most surface coatings.

RK’s pre-press devices are used worldwide for conducting trials to resolve colour communication and print/process issues including: colour matching, printability, gloss, scuff and chemical resistance off-press; quickly reducing downtime and with minimal waste, elements vital to a company's success in the modern world.

The major industrial users of RK equipment include printing ink and paint manufacturers, pigment, resin and dyestuff suppliers, textiles, adhesives, papers, film, foils, medical and pharmaceutical products.

Our products range from the simple and inexpensive K Hand Coater to our innovative FlexiProof 100 for realistic printability testing on all types of flexo substrates.


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