Engraved Cylinders are widely used in Gravure Printing as means of transferring ink to the substrate. These consist of electronically engraved cylinders which have designs etched on them that are to be printed on the desired surface highly precise engraved cylinders thus developed. Proper maintenance of these cylinders is essential of obtaining the desired results. We manufacture the Cylinder in various sizes as per the customer's / Converter's requirements as well as for our in house consumption. We have our own team for the development of design for the customers.
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The cylinder making process prepares a steel tube to accept an etched image that will eventually transfer ink to the film during the printing process. The process involves - metal finishing the tube with nickel, then copper, transferring an image to the surface of the tube, and finally chrome metal finishing to protect the image from abrasion during the printing process. Numerous polishing steps by fully automatic polishing machines are required throughout the process.
After reproducing the image on the surface of the cylinder the etched image is corrected and "proofed" by actually printing a sample