Vario-Klischograph K 181
 
         
 
The Klischograph scans a picture line by line, and the resulting scan signal is used to control a steel stylus, which engraves more or less deep cuts into the surface of a printing plate, depending on the grey
tone value of the pixel being scanned. The material of the printing plate can be either plastic or metal. This results in a screened printing plate for letterpress printing or for gravure printing.plate.
 
 
The functional extensions compared to the K 151 and K 155 are:
- Color-compatible thanks to the scanning head with color filters
- Scanning of supervision and review templates
- Original or plate sizes up to 34 x 48 cm
- Scale range: 1: 4 to 3: 1, continuously linear
- Screen rulings: 24 to 60, in steps
 

  Kulturdenkmal SH en

 
         
       
         
 
                                                   
     
  A big thank you to the printing house in the "Hessenpark", near Frankfurt  
         
 
 
Operating instructions K 181    (German)
 
The instruction manual comprises 169 pages,
the total amount of data is 34 Mbytes
 
     
 
Introduction
     
 
 The structure of the device
     
 
 General operation introduction
     
 
 The black and white screen engraving
     
 
 Line Engraving
     
 
 The combined screen / line engraving
     
 
 Color Engraving
     
 
 Maintenance Instructions
     
 
 Identifying and Correcting Errors
     
 
 Appendix
     
         
         
   The song about Klischgraph      
         
     
 
Helio HGS
Using the same principle, the Helioklischograph was developed later, which engraves pictures and text with a diamond stylus into the copper surface of a printing cylinder for rotogravure printing. Such machines are still used today to produce rotogravure printing cylinders for high volume printing of magazines, catalogues, and packaging material..
The company HELL Gravure Systems GmbH & Co. KG in Kiel, which emerged from the Hell company, still produces this kind of machines.