The Hybrid Cylinder technology has been sophisticatedly researched & designed to enable the re-use of either existing gravure printing cylinders or newly commissioned light weight alternatives which are crucially diameter/circumference size variable, as required by the end user.
The Hybrid cylinder is compatible with all metal plating technologies and requires no added equipment or infrastructure, sleeves or adapters for the engraver or printer and the Hybrid Gravure Cylinder will work seamlessly with the existing gravure industry infrastructure.
Additionally the Hybrid Cylinder system is a fully automated manufacturing operation that can be incorporated into existing gravure cylinder processing & handling automation systems.
IDENTICAL PERFORMANCE TO TRADITIONAL ‘GRAVURE PRINTING‘ CYLINDERS
Hybrid Cylinders offer identical performance to the current traditional ‘gravure printing ‘ cylinder and (like for like) are lighter, and easier to transport.
MORE THAN 50% COST REDUCTION OVER CURRENT GRAVURE CYLINDERS
Per cylinder, the use of Hybrid Cylinders offers the gravure printer more than 50% cost reduction over traditional cylinder technology owing to its size variable polymer layer that can be machined on site by the printer or their engraver.
Diameter size variable Hybrid Cylinders offer considerable reduction of stored cylinder stocks, resulting in additonal cost savings above the initial comparison cost with like for like steel or aluminium cylinders.
TURNAROUND TIMES WHICH RIVAL FLEXO
Hybrid Cylinders, even in combination with advanced Monolayer Nickel plating or Hybrid Chrome Replacement systems can be processed in any diameter size and cylinder ready for the print press in hours, not days or weeks with like for like new steel or aluminium gravure cylinders.
BREATHE LIFE INTO REDUNDANT GRAVURE PRINTING CYLINDERS
Hybrid Cylinders breathe life into redundant steel bases, offering size variability thus making new print press investment more attractive with lower cylinder costs.