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Conventional Printing Blankets

Adrenaline HS Series

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Adrenaline HS Series

After years of rigorous testing and research, The Image Inks Company introduces The Adrenaline HS Series printing blanket. The Adrenaline was designed with the customer in mind to survive long runs and produce the sharpest dot reproduction. Adrenaline is what your company needs to complete multiple jobs, rebound from a double cup, and produce that crisp print your customers will notice every time.

After extensive evaluation of the Adrenaline, the customers have spoken, and they want the Image Adrenaline HS Series printing blanket. Adrenaline has been tested in nearly every print situation imaginable and has passed without fail. Adrenaline was designed with thermoforming and injection molding in mind. The Adrenaline will transform your image to the next level of dry offset quality.

Image Inks has long been known as a quality-minded and customer-driven company. We have experienced personnel with more than 30 years of knowledge in the dry offset industry. The time has come to unveil the new standard of quality printing blankets, pure ADRENALINE.

Physical Characteristics:

  • Color: Purple
  • Non Compressible
  • Cast Face 3 Ply
  • Hardness: 80 Shore A

BlueMax

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BlueMax

This blanket is an economical mid grade conventional product best suited to general purpose, mid speed applications. It offers good resistance to most clean up solvents and UV inks. The surface is ultra smooth to ensure sharp half tone and dot reproduction, and good release properties. This blanket is especially suited to lid and medium speed sidewall printing.

Physical Characteristics:

  • Color: Blue
  • Cast Surface: 3 Ply/4 Ply
  • Hardness: 80 Shore A

Butyl 3

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Butyl 3

This blanket is manufactured with a butyl rubber compound for optimum resistance to most UV and IR printing inks. The rubber face is slightly softer offering improved ink release and print quality. This is a general purpose printing blanket which will work well on most applications except lid printing. This blanket offers good solvent resistance, and is economical to use with above average abrasion characteristics for cup printing.

Physical Characteristics:

  • Color: Black
  • Cast Surface: 3 Ply/4 Ply
  • Hardness: 73 Shore A

Durarun/Excel

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Durarun Excel

This blanket is manufactured with a butyl rubber compound for optimum resistance to most UV and IR printing inks. The rubber face is slightly softer offering improved ink release and print quality. This is a general purpose printing blanket which will work well on most applications except lid printing. This blanket offers good solvent resistance, and is economical to use with above average abrasion characteristics for cup printing.

Physical Characteristics:

  • Color: Tan
  • Cast Surface: 3 Ply/4 Ply
  • Hardness: 80 Shore A

803 Comp

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803 Comp

The 803 Comp is designed specifically for the plastic packaging industry. The unique construction of this blanket combines the surface materials used in the NATURAL coating blanket along with more conventional rubber materials.

This combination yields a blanket that is resistant to ink damage, will not delaminate and withstands the high abrasion factor of plastic substrates. The 803 Camp utilizes a compressible layer and possesses a cast surface layer.

Physical Characteristics:

  • Color: Tan
  • Cast Surface: 3 Ply/4 Ply
  • Hardness: 80 Shore A

855 Comp

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855 Comp

855 Comp is manufactured utilizing cast surface technology. 855 Comp is an exceptional underlay and can be used in both web and sheetfed applications, providing quick release, excellent image detail and high resistance to UV inks and harsh solvents.

Physical Characteristics:

  • Color: Blue
  • Thickness 3 Plies 1.68 mm/0,0673 to 0,0683 inches
  • Hardness: 79 Shore A
  • Elongation: 2% Max
  • Compressibility: 185+/- 25 N/cm²
  • Surface: Cast

Image 573 B-Comp

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Image 573 B-Comp

The Image 573 B-Comp was created for those commercial sheet fed printers who are continually changing stock size and gauge and are concerned about edge cutting, but strive for high print quality. The surface of the Image 573 B-Comp is extremely durable and resilient. The ultra smooth top surface provides exceptional print quality and release making it an exceptionally good blanket for printing tubes.

Features:

  • Ground and buffed quick release surface
  • Reduced piling and linting
  • Uniform gauge
  • Compressible construction
  • Washes easily
  • Defect-free surface

Benefits:

  • Ground and buffed quick release surface enhances ink transfer, with minimal dot gain and dense solids
  • Reduced piling and linting means less downtime for blanket washing
  • Uniform gauge assures excellent print consistency
  • Compressible construction assures longer blanket life
  • Smooth surface provides faster wash-ups
  • Defect-free surface means increased production time

Durability:

  • High tensile strength backing prevents stretching
  • Longer life
  • Resists smashes and sinking
  • Excellent resistance to solvents

Physical Characteristics:

  • Color: Blue Buffed Surface
  • Cast Surface: 3 Ply/4 Ply
  • Hardness: 78 Shore A

Pro 134

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Pro 134

This buffed blanket is manufactured using a blend of rubber compounds to offer excellent resistance to ultraviolet inks. The buffed surface allows for increased ink carrying capabilities with superior release properties ensuring sharp halftone and dot reproduction. Best suited for high quality, high speed process printing.

Physical Characteristics:

  • Color: Black 4 Ply .077"
  • Hardness: 80 Shore A

Image 665

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Image 665

Image 665 is exceptional for use in printing Styrofoam containers such as egg cartons and drink cups. Image 665 is also a viable option for irregular shaped plastic substrates in dry offset machines, polytype and Van Dam. This blanket offers high resistance due to its carboxyl top surface and high compressibility.

Physical Characteristics:

  • Color: Grey
  • Thickness: 1.96 mm/0,0771 to 0,0787 inches
  • Hardness: 65 Shore A
  • Elongation: 2% Max
  • Compressibility: 40-70 Mpa
  • Surface: Cast

Supaprint FS-70

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Supaprint FS-70

The FS-70 was developed with a revolutionary new dual-purpose surface compound to provide extremely high resistance to both UV & conventional inks and allow the printer to achieve exceptional print quality on a wide range of papers, boards, plastics & steel.

Features:

  • Excellent dot reproduction and solid density
  • High resistance to edge cutting
  • Reduced adhesion of paper dust
  • Superior ink transfer and sheet release
  • High resistance to all UV and Conventional inks & washes
  • Good smash recovery
  • Easy cleaning (reduced ink penetration)
  • Long life

Physical Characteristics:

  • Color: Blue
  • Thickness: 1.68/1.95(mm) .067/.077(inch)
  • Hardness: 82 Shore A
  • Type: Compressible

Plastoprint White & Grey

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Plastoprint White Plastoprint Gray

This blanket is constructed using a unique open cell polyurethane structure for true compressibility. Application of pressure is taken up by a reduction in void volume within the cell structure. This is particularly useful on irregularly shaped containers, inner ribbed products and tubs with inconsistent wall thickness. It is a proven blanket for cup and pail printers. Its light grey surface offers ease is set up, as most plate adjustments can be done on the blanket.

Features:

  • Great for irregular shaped containers
  • Multiple print jobs
  • Long lasting polyurethane face construction
  • Available in square yard or custom cut sizes

Physical Characteristics:

  • Hardness: 60
  • Roll Width: 39 1/2"
  • Roll Lengths Vary
  • Tolerance: .001"
  • Available in .075"-.125"-.140"-.153" (Grey .075" only)