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Replacement anilox sleeves keep printers at peak efficiency

MECA replacement anilox sleevesMECA Solutions delivers replacement anilox sleeves on quick turnaround

Purchasing replacement anilox sleeves is a necessary evil of operations for flexographic printers, one that becomes considerably less variable for those who depend on MECA Solutions for their supply of high-quality sleeves.

MECA, a leading manufacturer of anilox sleeves for the converting industry throughout North America, offers standard lead times of just 2-3 weeks. The quick turnaround time minimizes the need for storage and maximizes efficiencies for printers.

Replacement anilox sleeves are one of our core products, and our proprietary manufacturing process creates long-term value beyond the immediate needs of asset replacement,” notes Tim Olson, sales manager at MECA.

Replacement anilox sleeves provide exceptional performance

MECA engineers its replacement anilox sleeves to deliver consistent performance regardless of press speed. The sleeves feature elastic memory that makes re-run jobs possible on short notice, and the smooth inside surface delivers the ideal tension for holding the sleeve in place on the mandrel.

A climate-controlled space within the MECA plant acts as a lean manufacturing cell and is dedicated to anilox sleeve manufacturing. MECA’s primary design features composite and metal components, while a carbon fiber option is available for customers looking for advanced performance.

MECA, which is also known for its expertise in manufacturing aluminum rollers and other rolls for the flexographic printing industry, is an industry leader in carbon fiber technology. Replacement anilox sleeves made with carbon fiber deliver exceptional vibration absorption properties that printers value for high-speed runs.

We encourage customers to contact us and discuss the relative benefits of either manufacturing method for their operations,” Olson says. “A critical component to our customers’ ability to deliver exceptional results are their high-quality replacement anilox sleeves.”

About MECA Solutions

MECA Solutions is an innovative engineering provider and manufacturer of flexographic printing sleeves, rubber rolls, custom rolls, tight tolerance machined components, gears, precision rollers, composite plate and bridge sleeves, aluminum and carbon fiber anilox sleeves, and mechanically engraved cylinders for the industrial printing, coating and web converting industries. The company employs more than 60 people at its facility in Green Bay, Wisconsin (USA).

For more information about MECA Solutions’ design and manufacturing capabilities, contact Tim Olson, sales manager; Phone 920-336-7382, email: [email protected] or visit

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