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1. (WO2017032966) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING A FLEXIBLE PLATE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/032966    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2016/050959
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Apr 06 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B41F 27/06
B41F 27/12
B41F 27/14
B41F 27/00
Applicants: JM HEAFORD LIMITED
Inventors: LITTLER, Graham
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING A FLEXIBLE PLATE
Abstract:
The present invention relates to an apparatus (1) for mounting a flexible plate (10) onto a print sleeve or cylinder (3), wherein the apparatus (1) comprises at least a manipulator unit (5) located below the print sleeve or cylinder (3) and support members (6) provided on each manipulator unit (5), wherein each support member (6) has a curved profile for arching the flexible plate (10) prior to its mounting onto the print sleeve or cylinder (3).