Gravure and Applicator Rolls
The engraving of these cylinders is achieved by a mill method. This method can be done on semi-hard steel, solid copper, or copper plated. In the case of a copper-plated cylinder, the minimum thickness of copper must be approximately .020” or 1.5mm.
Rolls to be mechanically engraved should be specially constructed to withstand the pressures of machine engraving and to maintain the high accuracy required in the printing operations. The chrome-plated on the face of the roller substantially protects against wear and corrosion.
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