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Black Diamond Anilox

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Why Change to Black Diamond Anilox?

  • Higher Ink transfer

  • Anti-stick surface reducing ink dry in/plugging

  • Easy Clean

  • Zero Porosity

  • Lower Surface Roughness: Ceramic is typically Ra 2.00µm vs Black Diamond 0.03µm

  • Lower Coefficient of Friction reducing wear on doctor blades

Applicable for High Wear Applications. For use wherever you are using or considering Ceramic.

Lower coefficient of friction and far lower surface roughness compared to Ceramic, reduces the wear characteristic of the Anilox roller and the print press doctor blades


The 'Anti Stick', low surface energy surface of Black Diamond DLC, significantly reduces ink or adhesive drying in compared to Chrome or Ceramic, therefore, minimising press stoppages for roller cleaning.


Roto Hybrid’s Diamond like Carbon process is environmentally friendly, with a much

lower carbon footprint and zero toxic pollutants, unlike the traditional chrome and ceramic manufacturing process or supply chain.

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High Wear Resistance:

Think Ceramic with benefits

Black Diamond Hardness is up to 3,000 HV


As a comparison, Ceramic is around 1,300 HV and Chrome 1040 HV

Low coefficient of friction, which is important in wear mechanisms & kind to doctor blades

For use wherever you are using or considering Ceramic

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Hard-Slick Surface:

Ease of cleaning due to lower surface energy, lower coefficient of friction and 


Ceramic surface roughness is Ra 2.00µm vs Black Diamond 0.03µm

Reduced doctor blade wear

Minimize down-time through:


Simplified cleaning

Reduced doctor blade wear

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Improved Ink Release:

Free surface energy can be adjusted, therefore Ink release can be adjusted. This is possible since DLC can be alloyed with other elements to influence surface properties

Enhanced ink release combined with a thinner coating means smaller features and cell sizes can be printed:

  • More consistent minimal printer for day-to-day consistency and stretched vignettes.

  • Finer details printed​

Extended Colour Gamut 

Higher useable cell volume

Less dry-in

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Thin Coating & Zero Porosity Layer:

Coating thickness per customer application

(0.3 to 8 μm, typically 2)

DLC follows surface topography since it bonds amorphously

Profile is effectively 100% preserved. Maximize cell volume

Homogenous Coating Process with Zero Porosity, compared to Ceramic,

which is typically >1%

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Extended Colour

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Label Anilox

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Sleeve Anilox

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Shafted Anilox

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Anilox Coating Rolls

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