BIRKAN Dot-Master RS
Excellent sheet release due to rough surface
BIRKAN Dot-Master RS is an evolution of the well proven Dot-Master blanket and used particularly frequently in packaging and carton printing. The increased surface roughness (RS = "rough surface") of this variant results in improved sheet release – QR effect – and counteracts delamination on board surfaces.
Further advantages include less stress on the paper, combined with a reduced tendency to double, as well as a smoother sheet delivery and less strain on the grippers. Since paper fibres adhere less to the rougher surface, washing intervals can also be reduced.
A special micro ground surface compound ensures precise dot reproduction with minimal dot gain on a wide variety of substrates. Due to exceptional ink transfer properties, optimum print densities and excellent solids can be achieved.
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.
At a glance
|Sheetfed • packaging printing (cardboard) • metal printing
|Conventional inks • hybrid applications conventional/UV (to a limited extent) • broad variety of papers and boards
|Optimized QR effect (sheet release) • protection against delamination and excessive paper stress • precise dot reproduction • exceptional ink transfer • outstanding edge cut resistance • excellent smash resistance • high durability
Notice for packaging printers
|ISEGA certified blanket
||1.96 mm (0.077")
||micro-ground, 1.3 µm (Ra)
||75° Shore A
||64° Shore A
||0.17 mm @ 1060 kPa
0.26 mm @ 2060 kPa
||<0.70% @ 10 N/mm