Blankets

Here at Universal Graphic Solutions, we strive to provide the highest quality materials at the lowest possible pricing.We do not promote inferior “offshore” type blanket materials that will not give our customers the consistent quality print reproduction characteristics required for competitive printing.  Our blanket product lines are vast and complete for all types of printing, but we only carry top quality name brand materials and convert them using the highest grade equipment so you can rest assured the blankets you receive will be the best quality in the industry.  We generally carry inventory in stock for immediate delivery of product for most presses to avoid any delays.Please feel free to inquire to our staff for the best blanket material for your application and printing requirements.

 

CONVENTIONAL PRINTING BLANKETS

Trelleborg ® Universal Blue Printing Blanket

For commercial sheet-fed applications we generally recommend the Trelleborg Universal Blue for its versatility, dot reproduction, cost effectiveness and all around smash resistance. This is our highest volume material for sheet-fed presses. It features a closed-cell compressible sub-face layer that fights smashes, resists gauge loss and limits edge cutting when changing widths. The layer also reduces doubling and slurring. The face of the blanket is composed of a solvent-resistant rubber blend in a dark-blue shade. The sub-face layer provides extra mechanical strength. Its fabric backing is water- and solvent-proof. It is available in three-ply (0.067-inch) or four-ply (0.077-inch) thicknesses.

Trelleborg ® Gemini Printing Blanket

The same face and closed-cell compressible layer as the Universal Blue, the Gemini is a finer buffed version that has a slightly faster release speed and inherently prints extremely sharp. It contains a solvent-resistant rubber blend in a purple shade. . It is available in three-ply (0.067-inch) or four-ply (0.077-inch) thicknesses.

Day ® Corona Printing Blanket

The Day Corona material is known for its sharp dot reproduction, solid print quality and durability and resistance to smashes. It combines the best features of the Day 3000 for print quality and the durability of the Day 3610 for edge cut resistance. Its dark-blue surface is highly ground and buffed, which enables uniform gauge and consistency. It is compatible with waterless systems, faster presses, alcohol replacements, new solvents and fountain solutions, vegetable-oil-based inks and recycled/alkaline-based paper. The face of the blanket is composed of a solvent-resistant rubber blend in a Medium-blue shade. Its closed-cell, compressible layer reportedly enables fast rebounding and enhanced durability. It is available in three-ply (0.067-inch) or four-ply (0.077-inch) thicknesses.

UV PRINTING BLANKETS

Phoenix Ruby ® Carat Printing Blanket

The Phoenix material is the leading product for UV printing. In addition to its UV-resistant surface, Ruby ® Carat is distinguished by a new compressible intermediate layer that guarantees outstanding printing results and a long service life. The additives used in the EPDM Surface layer not only make the printing blanket swell-resistant to UV inks and UV washing solutions, but also assist ink transfer and prevent piling. The material is also intended for limited UV Hybrid printing. It is Red in color and is available in three-ply (0.067-inch) or four-ply (0.077-inch) thicknesses.

Trelleborg ®Rollin UV-E Printing Blanket

The Trelleborg UV-E material has been created for printers that require exceptional resistance to UV inks and UV washes. UV-E is a dedicated UV blanket that benefits from the latest EPDM blended rubber technology. UV-E offers superior print quality and smash resistance. This material performs well on both absorbent and non-absorbent substrates. It is Blue in color and is available in three-ply (0.067-inch) or four-ply (0.077-inch) thicknesses.

UV HYBRID PRINTING BLANKETS

Fujikura Graphics ® FS-70 Printing Blanket

The Fujikura FS-70 material was developed with a revolutionary new dual-purpose compound to provide extremely high resistance to both UV and Conventional inks and allow the printer to achieve exceptional print quality on a wide range of papers, boards, plastics and steel. It is Blue in color and is available in three-ply (0.067-inch) or four-ply (0.077-inch) thicknesses.

COATING BLANKETS

Trelleborg ® Vulcan Coating Blanket

The Trelleborg Vulcan material is ideal for flood or spot aqueous coating. It provides greater relief for consistent edge sharpness and can be cut with traditional methods or CAD equipment. Its smooth cast surface transfers uniformly as well as permits excellent sheet release and prevents streaking- even with Matte Coatings. It is Green in color and is available in three-ply (0.067-inch) or four-ply (0.077-inch) thicknesses.

 

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