RK Print was founded in the early 1960s; 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 RKs Rotary Koater (ROKO) began during the mid to late 1970s 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.