Flexographic printing rolls form the foundation for the superior images printers are expected to deliver today. MECA Solutions, LLC serves a critical role in the process with high-quality flexographic printing rolls that give printers the confidence to operate at high speeds without a drop-off in quality.
MECA was one of the first to offer lightweight carbon fiber flexographic rolls. These premium rolls are available with conventional air actuation or MECA’s patented internal piping.
“The primary benefit carbon fiber flexographic rolls offer is their enhanced stiffness-to-weight ratio, which creates less deflection than conventional steel cylinders,” explains Tim Olson, sales manager at MECA. “Flexographic printing rolls and printing sleeves must operate in harmony in order to produce the results printers expect.”
Lightweight flexographic printing rolls present multiple advantages
Flexographic printers largely have come to the conclusion that weight is one of their biggest enemies when it comes to print quality and equipment lifespan. Carbon fiber flexographic printing rolls are only about one-fourth the weight of their steel counterparts, which reduces stress on motors and other machine components while enhancing quality for workers.
Carbon fiber also features a low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) and enhanced resistance to corrosion and chemicals – all while maintaining tight tolerances and superior image quality.
“The percentage of orders we receive for carbon fiber flexographic printing rolls continues to increase as printers come to appreciate their benefits and overall ROI,” Olson says. “The days of carbon fiber being considered a luxury item are in the past, and now it’s full speed ahead for industry-leading flexographic printers.”
About MECA Solutions
MECA Solutions is North America’s premier manufacturer of high-precision cylindrical products for the printing and web handling industries. Included in MECA’s product offering are flexographic print sleeves, heat transfer rolls, carry rolls, mandrels, coating rolls and other specialty roller products. MECA utilizes a variety of materials such as steel, aluminum, carbon fiber and other substrates to manufacture its precision products for the industrial printing, coating and web converting industries.
For more information about MECA Solutions’ flexographic rolls, design and manufacturing capabilities, contact Tim Olson, sales manager; Phone 920-336-7382, email: [email protected] or visit https://www.mecagb.com/.
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