Our product range extends from rotogravure cylinders to Anilox rollers, lamination and coating rollers, embossing rollers to mica & wood-grain cylinders.
UFlex’ Printing Cylinders business products range includes a variety of Gravure Printing Cylinders, Flexo Plates and Flexo Printing Sleeves
With a vast infrastructure, talented manpower and advanced technology, the Cylinders business of UFlex has carved an irreproachable reputation for itself. UFlex has been recognized as the most trusted manufacturer of rotogravure cylinders or Gravure Printing Cylinders for packaging & other industries. Whether you are printing for the first time or printing through a re-engraved cylinder, our technologies make sure that the brand identity of the product remains intact maintaining absolute consistency in sharpness, contrast and gamma levels.
Film less Digital Engraving on MDC Daetwyler Engraving Machines
Top of the line machines from Europe & USA have been installed for Film less Digital Engraving on the cylinders. After viewing the final layout including press marks through a Plotter printout, the digital file is transferred onto the engraver. The technically advanced engraving machines have the capability to generate different cell profiles and the provision of using customer defined Gamma Levels, thereby ensuring exact reproduction for specialized applications.
The diamond stylus of the Engraver produces up to 8500 cells per second during a high-speed process of engraving that meets various printing requirements. Accuracy of engraving in terms of cell geometry (cell width, cell wall and depth) for each cylinder is ensured that yields sharpness on the prints.
Hard Chrome Electroplating is finally carried out on the engraved Gravure Printing Cylinder that best meets printing requirements. For varied printing requirements, engravers are used both on hollow and shafted gravure printing cylinders of up to 2500 mm length and 1250 mm circumference.
2. Coating Cylinders:
UFlex is renowned for making special purpose cylinders for:
- Anilox Coating
- Specialty Coating
- Hot Melt Coating (High GSM)
- Lamination Coating
- Lacquer Coating
- Low GSM Coating Cylinder
3. Special Purpose Cylinders:
Embossing Cylinders by Laser Engraving
Cylinders for Wooden Laminates
Wall paper Design, Gift wrapper & Greeting Cards etc
The advanced flexo plate manufacturing set-up with laser imaging can produce high definition images of 5080 DPI.
- A new standard for the production of flexographic plates or flexo plates.
- A dry thermal technology that allows the development of analogue and digital flexographic plates without using a solvent.
- Productivity- Marked improvement in pressroom, flexo plate preparation, thereby reducing overall cycle time.
Flexography printing has been gaining popularity due to its impeccable print quality, easy operability and lower costs as compared to gravure printing. Flexo printing sleeves technology has brought an acceleration in speed, simplification in processes and lower costs when replacing a printing form and within printing itself for that matter.
Advantages of Flexo Printing Sleeves
- Allows excellent transfer of all printing inks
- Possibility of printing seamless motives / Joint-less printing
- High resistance to solvents (ethyl acetate, ethanol, Methyl Ethyl Ketone MEK)