Solutions for Narrow Web Printing

Flexo Concepts redefined the use of plastic doctor blades for narrow web printing with the introduction of its MicroTip profile in 2014. Until that point, steel was the only doctor blade material available for printers who made food & beverage, pet food, medical & pharmaceutical, chemical products, textiles & apparel, health & beauty, or cosmetics packaging. As the narrow web printing industry continues to evolve Flexo Concepts has kept pace with continued innovation for the market sector.

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UV Ink Spitting & Anilox Scoring

In addition to addressing everyday needs, TruPoint doctor blades consistently solve two problems that have long plagued narrow web printers ; anilox roll scoring and ink spitting. Using plastic doctor blades eliminates steel particulate, one of the leading causes of anilox roll scoring. Plastic doctor blades can also reduce or eliminate ink spitting with UV inks because of the higher surface energy of the polymer material.

Common Doctor Blade Configurations

Narrow web presses typically use a reverse angle doctor blade, where the doctor blade is angled in the opposite direction of the web travel. Narrow web presses are configured with single blade, and others have an enclosed chambered system. The advantages of TruPoint, is that our doctor blades are compatible with both chamber configurations.

In addition, our TruPoint Orange doctor blades feature MicroTip Technology which is designed to provide superior performance in narrow web presses. It is engineered to provide a consistent, even film of ink or coating across the anilox roll. The MicroTip is designed to reduce the amount of ink or coating that is wasted, resulting in a more efficient and productive narrow web press. Additionally, we can customize the MicroTip to meet your specific ink, coating, or anilox needs.

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The TruPoint Doctor Blade Advantage

Flexo Concepts produces a number of doctor blade products ideal for production of high-quality tags and labels. TruPoint Orange was specially engineered for this market in 2014, and introduced our MicroTip® edge technology.  This lamella tipped doctor blade has become the standard for many printers and OEMs in this space.  Our newest innovation TruPoint Keon, increases performance further by elevating stiffness, chemical, and heat resistance to the highest in the TruPoint product family.

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