Trelleborg’s high-performance printing blankets can play a significant role in improving printing press productivity.
As one of the world's leading manufacturers of printing blankets, Trelleborg has 50 years of experience in developing application-oriented blankets in cooperation with leading printing machine manufacturers.
We work closely with customers to provide optimized solutions. Our printing blankets can make crucial contributions to improve productivity by reducing paper waste, lowering energy consumption, cutting the make ready time of a press and ensuring efficient paper release to avoid costly paper break-related downtime.
Trelleborg helped UK newspaper printer Broughton Printers to secure highly reliable press performance. The company is now achieving 20 million impressions from its offset blankets since changing to Trelleborg’s new Vulcan Metal News 10.
The blankets are used on a five-tower KBA Commander press, which is “probably the hardest-working press in the UK”, according to operations director John Coombs:
“The press normally runs at 68,000 copies an hour and during the night shift we produce some 350,000 copies of the Daily Star, with the capacity to output 80 pages in full color. The press is equally busy during the day, printing a mixture of daily and weekly titles for the Johnstone Press.”
“We’ve had excellent support from Trelleborg and its UK distributor manroland, which have worked closely with us to tailor its new metal-backed blanket to the particular needs of our KBA Commander. We are now very pleased with the consistent results we are obtaining in terms of print quality, performance and durability. As a matter of normal preventative maintenance we change blankets around every three months, by which time they have generally reached 20 million impressions.”
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