BIRKAN Masterprint EL

Premium blanket for forms printing or highspeed sheetfed

BIRKAN Masterprint EL has been developed especially for forms printing, but can also be used on high-speed sheetfed presses. The stability needed is achieved by optimized adhesive rubber coatings which increase the bond to the low-elongation fabric.

The surface is composed by a newly developed rubber with ideal trapping features. Excellent sheet-release, miminal paper dust piling and reduced ink build-up are achieved by an optimum roughness of the micro-ground surface. The sharp dot reproduction even allows printing of FM halftones.

The printing surface is very well suitable for hybrid printing due to reduced swelling.

Due to a specially developed, highly compressible pore system, the compressible layer is characterized by a consistently low sinking behaviour. The blanket allows frequent switches of paper types without any trouble.

Blanket BIRKAN Masterprint EL

At a glance

Application Range:
Sheetfed •  High speed presses • Forms Printing
Compatibility with:
Conventional inks • hybrid applications
Main features:
Excellent trapping • reduced paper dust piling • reduced ink build-up • sharp dot reproduction (suitable for FM screen printing) • consistently low sinking behaviour • high durability
Technical Data:
Ref. No. 025323 (1.70 mm)
025796 (1.95 mm)
Thickness 1.70 mm / 1.95 mm
Colour dark green
Construction 3-ply, compressible
Surface micro-ground, 0.6 µm (Ra)
Total Hardness 77° Shore A
Micro Hardness 52° Shore A
Compressibility appr. 10% @ 1350 kPa
Elongation ≤0.9% @ 500 N/50 mm
Tensile Strength >4.000 N/50 mm (1.70 mm)
>4.500 N/50 mm (1.95 mm)