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Your advantages

  • Superior print quality at highest speeds
  • Fast and operator friendly changeovers
  • Cutting edge HELIOCONTROL register system even for sensitive substrates like PE
  • Fully-integrated inspection- and quality control systems
  • Sustainable use of inks and substrates
  • Energy efficient drying system


  • All food and non-food flexible packaging
  • Dedicated for film, foil, paper and laminates
  • Wide range of inks e.g. NC, PU, PVB, PVC, also with metalic- and effect-pigments
  • Special applications such as coldseal, hotseal and gloss, matt and haptic lacquers
  • Solvent-free or solvent-based inline laminations

Product information

HELIOSTAR ii S - Superior Efficiency and Print Quality

The HELIOSTAR II S embodies the sum of W&H's extensive experience and knowledge of manufacturing high class rotogravure presses for the flexible packaging market. It is designed for running shafted- or hollow cylinders.

  • HELIOCONTROL for precise registrer accuracy for demanding substrates and low contrasting inks and varnishes
  • EASY-SYNC for quick and easy pre-register setting
  • Driven inking roller for perfect inking at all speeds
  • Slide in COMBICART for easy exchange of cylinders and/or inking system
  • Energy efficient drying system with variable air speed combined with recirculation

Technical Data


Print decksMax. 12Max. 12
Printing width800 - 1600 mm
(31.5" - 63")
800 - 1300 mm
(31.5" - 51.25")
Repeat range450 - 920 mm
(17.75" - 36.25")
450 - 920 mm
(17.75" - 36.25")
Press speed500 / 600 m/min
(1640 / 1960 ft/min)
400 / 500 m/min
(1300 / 1640 ft/min)

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Searching for the right solution? We are happy to consult with you, which solutions best fit your needs. W&H is an expert in the market of flexible packaging and knows the whole value chain: From extrusion to printing and converting. We are happy to help you make the right decision based on your individual requirements.

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Our Services for your business

Hotline Service

Experienced specialists support you 24/7 worldwide via our free Hotline Service.


Original Spare Parts

Receive high quality and durability at attractive prices 24/7 directly from stock.


Remote Service

Get immediate support with machine problems by direct online remote access.


Customer trainings

Increase qualification, productivity & competitiveness with W&H trainings.