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

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  A big thank you to the printing house in the "Hessenpark", near Frankfurt  
Artikel aus Klischograph 1976  ; German  ;  630 KByte
Catalogue ; 6 pages ; 1,1 MByte ; German
Operating instructions K 181    (German)
The instruction manual comprises 169 pages,
the total amount of data is 34 Mbytes
 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
  Pictures of the scanning head  K181      

Circuit/wiring plans K 181

K 181 Schaltunterlagen Deckblatt
  Table of contents
  Mains input 400 Volt
  Schematic diagram
  Power supply repair instructions
  Powersupply Schematic diagram
  Main amplifier Schematic diagram
  Circuit diagram
  Circuit diagram
  Circuit diagram


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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.