It's May 9th, first day of EskoWorld 2017 with more than 500 Esko users in attendance! Esko's President, Udo Panenka, opened with an overview of Esko's Vision. Esko has been with Danaher for more then 6 years as part of the growing Product Identification Group. During this time X-rite, Pantone, VideoJet and Laetus have joined this group and … Continue reading EskoWorld 2017 Opening Day – More Post to Come Read More...
APR is happy to introduce Esterlam's new G Series synthetic doctor blade aimed at the corrugated market. After completing extensive testing and market trials Esterlam released their latest innovation to their already globally successful portfolio. Designed to bring the improvements corrugated printers demand to bring the best in quality, safety, productivity and value. The G … Continue reading APR introduces Esterlam’s new Corrugated Doctor Blade Read More...
Exciting news for pad printers! FlintGroup has just released a new pad printing plate, specifically engineered for imaging by direct laser engraving. The nyloprint DLE S plate made it's debut this April, adding another plate option to the nyloprint lineup. The new nyloprint DLE S plate contains features for pad printers demanding the highest image quality … Continue reading New Product Update: FlintGroup nyloprint DLE S for Pad Printing Read More...
Your doctor blade and end seal are an important part of your ink metering system. Most printers would agree that the effectiveness of your doctor blade is critical to your print quality and ultimately your success with your customers. The efficiency and longevity of the doctor blade and the containment blade ultimately lead to more run time between … Continue reading Doctor Blades Are Important But, Don’t Forget The End Seal Read More...
While safety is always at the top of our customer's priority list, often OSHA rules and regulations are not so clear-cut to some of our customer's or at least the individuals working in the production environment. Generally speaking it is APR's focus to provide new innovative ideas and products to make the printers life easier, more … Continue reading Understanding OSHA Regulations Pertaining to Flexo Read More...
Are synthetic doctor blades a viable option to replace your steel doctor blades? The answer is quite simply YES. Synthetic is safe, reliable, greatly reduces anilox scoring and increases longevity compared to many steel options. Don’t be fooled, this is a premium blade with a precision edge that is available in any tip configuration, capable … Continue reading Synthetic Doctor Blades. An Effective Alternative to Steel? Read More...
Today's Anilox Roll Cleaning Currently, and for the past several years, we have used four primary means of cleaning anilox rolls. We have hand cleaned using stainless steel brushes and primarily caustic chemicals, ultrasonic, media blasting which limits certain line counts on anilox rolls based on the particulate size of the media. Most recently we … Continue reading Using Laser Technology for Anilox Roll Cleaning Read More...