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Ink Roller Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides a detailed list of ink roller manufacturers and suppliers. Find ink roller companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture ink rollers to your specifications. Peruse our website to review and discover top ink roller manufacturers with roll over ads and complete product descriptions. Connect with the ink roller companies through our hassle-free and efficient request for quote form. You are provided company profiles, website links, locations, phone numbers, product videos, and product information. Read reviews and stay informed with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of rubber ink rollers, ink marking rollers, and letterpress ink rollers of every type, IQS is the premier source for you.

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When American Urethane responds to a quote, you are able to talk to one of their expert engineers who understand all your needs and concerns. This allows you to be assured that you will receive the precise product you need for you application. For unsurpassed workmanship at competitive prices, contact American Urethane for your next order of ink rollers.
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With over forty years of experience in the industry, Harwood Rubber Products assures you of reliable performance in every application of their products. For all of your product needs, including ink rollers, be sure to contact the team you can depend on. They can even supply specialty contours, configurations, thicknesses, custom grooving and textured finishes.
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We carry a wide range of rolling products at Western Roller. We believe in having what our customers need right when they need it. We carry a variety of products for use in industries like mail, woodworking, plastic fabrication, and the newspaper industry. We carry ink rollers for the paper industry, as well as many other quality products. Visit us online for more info!
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Unicast, Inc. has a full service machine shop and casting plant all under one roof. As a customer, this means you are able to buy the products you need directly from the manufacturer. From textiles to sewage treatment to military, Unicast is able to supply the parts needed to countless industries. When it comes to ink rollers, they have the perfect model to fit all your requirements.
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Our ink rollers are designed to get the job done right. We design our systems for maximum efficiency- both in production and in energy use. We have over 45 years of experience manufacturing high quality roller products, and we will always use our knowledge to your benefit. Visit our website today or give us an old-fashioned phone call to learn more!
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Family owned and operated since 1954, Weaver Industries has been providing customers with honesty, integrity and the tools and opportunities they need to allow their business to grow. Their knowledgeable sales staff, friendly and trained customer service staff and experienced machinists are prepared to help find and create the best ink rollers for your specific application.
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Ink Rollers

Ink rollers, also referred to as printing rollers, are rubber rollers that either contain ink within the roller itself or are engraved with the pattern desired to be printed. Both types of rollers must come into contact with the ink, thus the type of rubber material used is important because it must be able to adequately transfer the ink.

Typical rubber materials used in the manufacturing of ink rollers include neoprene and polyurethane. Able to be utilized in machinery sized anywhere from small office equipment or large printing presses, ink rollers are widely used in industries, including industrial manufacturing, for machining applications such as metal and plastics processing; electronics, for use in computers, printers, calculators and data coders; printing, for use in the transfer of ink to paper, textiles, film, foil and more; pulp and paper, for newspaper printing, commercial printing and paper converting; and art, for use in metal decorating applications. Also, ink rollers can be used by police departments in order to obtain fingerprints or palm prints for proper identification of individuals. Additional industries that benefit from ink rollers include textile manufacturing, lumber processing, glass working, leather making, roofing and many more. In commercial settings, rollers are useful in applications such as barcode printing and photographic printing.

Ink rollers are generally manufactured by injection molding, in which the heated rubber material is injected into a closed mold, or compression molding, in which the heated rubber material is placed in an open, heated, mold which is then closed with extreme pressure. In addition, foam neoprene rubber may be used in the creation of rubber rollers. The process to form foam begins with mixing a certain number of chemicals and then adding a gassing agent, which causes the material to expand. The expansion forms a foam strip, which consists of numerous trapped gas bubbles. After the foam is formed, many types of foam cutting processes can be performed, such as laser engraving, which is often used on ink rollers in order to create the printed pattern. An example of how ink rollers are used in printing applications can be described through the process of a printing press. In a printing press, a plate is mounted on rotating cylinders within the press. Next, the plate is passed under a roller that coats the plate with water. Pre-treated with an oily material, the image area on the plate remains uncoated because it is water-repellant. Then, an ink roller is passed over the plate and an oil-based ink should be used so that the ink will only adhere to the plate on the sections that resist water. Finally, the ink is transferred from the plate to another rubber roller, which serves to transfer the ink to the object being printed on.



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