Fabrics for printing blankets for offset and digital machines

Offset printing / Digital printing
Custom production of fabrics for printing blankets for offset and digital machines.

The main characteristics in the industrial production of fabrics for offset and digital printing machines include:

High precision: fabrics for printing machines must have extremely high precision in both warp and weft to ensure print quality

Wear resistance: fabrics must be highly resistant to wear caused by repeated friction with paper and ink.

Adequate porosity: fabrics must have adequate porosity to allow for even ink distribution on the printing surface.

Tensile strength: fabrics must be able to withstand mechanical stress during printing.

Low elongation: fabrics must have low elongation to ensure print precision and dimensional stability.

Uniformity: fabrics must be uniform in both warp and weft to ensure even ink distribution on the printing surface.

Ease of cleaning: fabrics must be easy to clean to remove any ink residues and ensure print quality.

Corrosion resistance: fabrics must be resistant to corrosion caused by the use of chemicals for cleaning and maintenance.

Durability: fabrics must have a long lifespan to ensure efficient production and consistent print quality.

Compatibility with inks: fabrics must be compatible with a wide range of inks to ensure printing machine versatility.

In our industrial production for offset and digital printing machines, technical fabrics are mainly used: synthetic fibers such as polyester and nylon, which guarantee greater durability, wear resistance, and dimensional stability compared to natural fiber fabrics.

In particular, fabrics used in the production of printing plates for offset machines are generally made of polyester, which is known for its high dimensional stability and chemical resistance. These fabrics are often coated with a photosensitive layer, which is exposed to light to create the image on the printing plate.

For digital printing machines, special fabrics are used for the print heads, which are usually made of polyester or nylon. These fabrics must be very uniform and free of impurities to avoid clogging of the print heads, and must have a smooth and even surface to ensure maximum print quality.