BIRKAN Dot-Master RS

Optimized QR effect

BIRKAN Dot-Master RS is an evolution of the well proven Dot-Master blanket. The increased surface roughness (RS = "rough surface") of this product version has the impact of an improved sheet release or QR effect.

A special micro ground surface compound gives outstanding print quality with sharp dot reproduction across a variety of papers, boards, metals and printing pressures.

Due to exceptional ink transfer properties, solid print densities can be achieved with lower ink film thickness between plate and blanket. Main benefits of this feature are reduced dot gain on the print and even dense solids.

The micro sphere compressible layer gives excellent smash resistance, thus ensuring an increased durability of the blanket‘s life. Outstanding edge cut resistance enables the use with a variety of sheet sizes without the need for a blanket change.

Blanket BIRKAN Dot-Master RS

At a glance

Application Range:
Sheetfed • carton printing • metal printing
Compatibility with:
Conventional inks • broad variety of papers and boards
Main features:
Optimized QR effect • sharp dot reproduction • exceptional ink transfer • excellent smash resistance • outstanding edge cut resistance • perfect sheet release • high durability
Technical Data:
Ref. No. 010810
Thickness 1.95 mm
Colour emerald green
Construction 3-ply, compressible
Surface micro-ground, 1.3 µm (Ra)
Total Hardness 75° Shore A
Micro Hardness 65° Shore A
Compressibility appr. 6.4% @ 100 N/cm²
Elongation <1.4% @ 20 N/mm