Product category: Printing forme production for flexographic printing, Computer to plate systems for flexo plates
The automatic engraver The HelioKlischograph K6 is the undisputed benchmark for engraving in publication gravure. This fully automated machine delivers optimum cost-effectiveness and quality.
In detail By professionals for professionals The HelioKlischograph K6 represents a new generation of digital cylinder manufacture and is a response to the growing demands of the gravure industry. The K6 satisfies all these demands – whether as a one-touch semi-automated unit or a fully automated process-controlled system. The fully automated K6 ensures cutting-edge publication engraving, top quality and commercially successful production through flexible, efficient and economical cylinder manufacture. The K6 is the logical successor to the globally successful K406 and combines the tried-and-tested components of its predecessor with a whole host of innovative functions, making it the ultimate in state-of-the-art automation.
Speed and flexibility The gravure industry keeps pushing for ever shorter intervals between editorial deadlines and the point the presses start rolling. Used in conjunction with the HelioFlow workflow, the K6 starts engraving just two minutes after the final PDF pages are supplied. No other system can match it for speed and flexibility.
A success story with a future Over 50 units have been delivered since the market launch of the K6 in 2000, and the trend is still upwards. The tried-and-tested reliability and efficiency of electromechanical engraving combined with a steady flow of new technologies and innovative solutions remains unrivaled.
Precision and reliability With up to 18 channels, the K6 offers ultra-fast printing form manufacture with absolute ribbon balance. It can produce up to 144 perfectly engraved pages with the added certainty of not having to factor in any time-consuming repeats.
An automation professional The K6 is particularly cost-effective when integrated into the fully automated AutoCon production line. All the components required to successfully support complete production line automation are supplied as standard with the machine.
Functions supported: • CellGuard III • HelioSprint • SprintEasy
Product category: Printing forme production for gravure printing, Computer-to-gravure cylinders
Fast and reliable Following proof approval in the FormManager, a FormProof is automatically output at maximum speed on large-format HP DesignJet printers. For precise register control, the FormProof is provided with format and trim lines. Even language variations (versioning) can be accurately simulated.
Product category: Computer-to-gravure cylinders, Cylinder engraving machines for gravure printing
5 kHz Entry-Level Engraver The HelioKlischograph K2 is an ideal, economical entry-level engraver for electromechanical cylinder engraving “Made in Germany” and is fully equipped to handle all types of jobs, including gravure cylinders for contone, vignette, and linework reproductions, and technical cylinders for transferring inks, coatings, and glues. Special features of the K2 include High Quality Hinting, which improves the appearance of fine text and graphics, and MultiTune for sharper lettering.
Features 5 kHz engraving speed Easy operation Motorized positioning of the engraving system Integrated autofocus camera Guided testcut
The HELL philosophy – innovation HELL Gravure Systems – a Heliograph Holding company – is an innovation leader in the manufacture of prepress engraving systems. As an inventor of pioneering technologies, the company is continuously redefining international standards. With its numerous technical solutions, HELL leads the market in its many core areas of expertise – the electromechanical and direct laser engraving of gravure and embossing cylinders and the high-resolution direct engraving of elastomer printing forms for relief printing. The latest industry highlights are the HelioKlischograph K5, the AutoCon automated production line with one or more HelioKlischograph K500 systems, and the Cellaxy and PremiumSetter direct lasers.
In focus – quality, precision, efficiency, and durability HELL has an ongoing mission to develop highly effective solutions to the day-to-day problems of its global customers. Every third highly qualified HELL employee thus works in research and development. HELL leads the way when it comes to optimizing products and processes, cutting production times, and improving reliability in production. Machines from HELL Gravure Systems are prized for their high quality and precision, while the HelioKlischographs durability is recognized throughout the industry.
Cradle of success – the HELL headquarters in Kiel The headquarters in Kiel in northern Germany have been the hub and source of the pioneering developments by HELL Gravure Systems since 1947. Products are designed and manufactured in state-of-the-art production facilities at the companys site, close to the Baltic coast. Highly efficient representatives ensure a global presence, offering extensive country-specific service and support and giving customers comprehensive know-how in the day-to-day use of HELL products on site when they need it.