BIRKAN Senator Top

Economical solution (not only) for large-format sheet-fed offset printing

BIRKAN Senator Top bears its name rightly: With outstanding print results, excellent durability and high cost-effectiveness, this printing blanket leads to higher performance in the pressroom.

The microground surface is designed for use with conventional inks (on a limited base, alternate use with UV inks is possible) and results in cleanest dot reproduction and excellent ink transfer.

The distinctive feature of BIRKAN Senator Top is the blanket‘s extremely high compressibility. Key to this is a newly developed, double compressible layer which is based on an innovative microsphere system. It has excellent rebound characteristics and allows for the blanket to follow the contours of the substrate, which is highly valuable in certain carton printing applications.

Increased resistance to edge marking and smashes is also part of the blanket‘s strengths.

The carcass has a 3-ply construction. It is extremely stable, with only low elongation values, and ensures optimum feeding characteristics.

Blanket BIRKAN Senator Top

At a glance

Application Range:
Sheetfed • packaging printing • large formats • metal printing
Compatibility with:
Conventional inks • hybrid applications • all paper types/weights
Main features:
Excellent ink transfer • very good sheet release • high smash resistance • minimum sinking • high resistance to edge cutting • optimum feeding characteristics • high durability
Climate-neutral production • no use of solvents
Technical Data:
Ref. No. 025360
Thickness 1.96 mm
Colour blue
Construction 3-ply, compressible
Surface micro-ground, 0.8 µm (Ra)
Total Hardness 78° Shore A
Micro Hardness 60° Shore A
Compressibility appr.12% @ 1350 kPa
Elongation <1.6% @ 500 N/50 mm
Tensile Strength ≥4000 N/50 mm
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Printing blankets, underpacking material, measurement instruments and press room accessories: Download here the brochure in English language (1,0 MB).

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