Flexographic Doctor Blades
Simplifying and removing the mystery from doctor blade selection.
Steve has spent more than 30 years experimenting, testing, troubleshooting, developing and supplying the optimal anilox roller doctor blades for specific jobs. Just request a quote with the fast form below or call in and Steve will make it very easy to either replace the blades you have or if you are considering a change in blades, call in and let’s have a chat.
Faster Speeds, Fewer Defects, Less Waste
When anilox roll blades are working perfectly with the anilox it results in faster speeds, fewer defects and less waste. If you are experiencing, streaking, scoring, premature wear, spitting, cross web variations or any other issues, then you should talk with Steve. 1-704-962-5404
Why is this anilox unit in my digital press?
We supply a wide variety of doctor blades for flexo and digital printing. The function of the blade is to remove ink or coating from the surface of the engraved roll so that the only ink or coating remaining on the rolls that which is contained in the engraved cells.
Companies have been discovering anilox rolls (cylinders) in their new digital presses. We supply blades for these digital machines. Many digital presses utilize the time tested reliability of anilox to apply coatings, glues and inks for specific processes. We supply the doctor blades and cleaning supplies for digital presses.
Just the Facts
Steve takes the mystery out of choosing the best blade for your exact machine and projects. Sometimes the more expensive blades are the best choice. However, very frequently the less expensive materials work even better because they match better with your anilox and coating. Steve focuses on determining the optimal blade for your project.
Our team of experts at The Flexo Factor can help you make the right choice for anilox doctor blades to suit your production goals and expectations. Let us help you to improve your print quality, consistency. performance and profitability.
Also Supply the Best Anilox Cleaning Supplies
You can find the necessary cleaning supplies and equipment in our online store which is located right here on this website. Anilox is our specialty. We provide the equipment, supplies, training and consulting to improve the world’s print quality.
Get the Right One
Even though doctor blades may seem like an insignificant consumable that should be cheap; they are more critical than you may realize.
Doctor Blade Edge Profile
Choosing Doctor Blades
Request for a Doctor Blade Recommendation and Price Quote
For a price quote on doctor blades, please answer the following questions.
We realize you may not be able to answer every question. However, the more information you can provide the more accurate our recommendation will be.
Our team of experts at The Flexo Factor can help you make the right choice for doctor blades to suit your needs and expectations. Let us help you to improve your print quality, consistency. performance and profitability. Even though doctor blades may seem like an insignificant consumable that should be cheap; they are more critical than you may realize.
We offer some of the most advanced equipment from around the world to meet your most complex needs. So, whether you need a blade, press, laminator, slitter rewinder, plate cleaner, plate mounter, web inspection stroboscopes, roll handling devices, flexo end seals, anti-static & dust removal systems or other machinery, please give us a call or browse through our site for more information.
We offer a full range of materials, edge profiles and treatments to help ensure the consistent transfer of your inks and coatings and at the same time help to guarantee the performance and longevity of your anilox.
Doctor Blade Frequently Asked Questions
What is the function of a doctor blade?
The doctor blade’s function is to “Doctor” or wipe/remove any ink/coating that remains on the surface of the anilox cell wall regardless of the line count and whether it is a gravure or Flexographic application.
Who are the manufacturers of plastic doctor blades?
Doctor blades that are made from materials other than steel are often given the generic name plastic doctor blades but this is really an inaccurate description.
The modern synthetic blades while some can be described as a plastic or flexible polymer material are more often sophisticated laminates that have been combined to provide stiffness,durability and a wipe action similar to steel.
We offer these many plastic/synthetic blades from one of the earliest suppliers of all types of blades from Allison Systems as one of their distributors based throughout North America.
What kind of doctor blades do Allison systems offer?
Allison systems Corporation offers the widest choice of doctor and retaining blades in the industry today for both Flexographic and Gravure applications.
With their in house expertise built up over decades Allison systems can offer unique composites, steels and profiles for all applications .
Which is the best material for doctor blades?
While most people would lead with steel being the best option for a doctor blade it really boils down to the exact application, chamber system, press, inks,coatings, speeds and substrates all of which have to be taken into account.
This is why you should talk with The Flexo Factor or Allison systems for expert advice . It is quite normal for us to provide free samples at the outset to enable you to evaluate the best option for your specific needs.