RollerTec Inc.

– MANUFACTURERS OF RUBBER ROLLERS FOR NARROW WEB PRESSES.

RollerTec, Inc. is now in its 20th year of specialized service to the roller
needs of the narrow web printing industry.

We promise to provide you with:

  • Quality
  • Speed
  • Accuracy
  • Fair Price
  • Value

New Meter and Nip rollers are in inventory ready for shipment:

  • If we don’t have what you are looking for, ask. We keep an inventory of bases and our turn around is exceptional
  • Journal repair? End hole repair? We do all of this in house and we CATER to large quantities. Ask us about the details 1.800.334.7117.

Recover rubber rollers?

Not a problem! Our narrow web recovering program has a turn around time of 10 days or less

Need a tint sleeve?

We make them too! And we keep many sizes in inventory ready for shipment

Rollers up to thirty inches in length and five inches in diameter are our specialty. They include doctor / meter rolls, nip rolls, laminating rolls, tint rolls, transfer rolls and others.

We desire to give you the service you need to keep your operation running smoothly. The products you get from us will be the same specification as factory blueprints.

…and don’t forget the ANILOX ROLLER ! RollerTec’s customer service team works with CTS Industries and will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Information for thought:

Doctor Blades vs. Meter Rolls

To the operator, an ink metering system is a means of controlling the amount of ink being presented to the plates and subsequent substrates. Many presses operate using a three-roll system {basically consisting of the meter in the ink pan and a meter taking the ink off the anilox roller}, but due to the many great advances that have taken place with the development of blade systems, operators now have a choice. Here are a few points to remember.

Doctor Blade System

The anilox roller must be in reasonably good condition to start with.

The doctor blade must be designed and manufactured for the specific application.
The doctor blade must be accurately aligned and adjusted to the anilox roll.
The doctor blade and anilox must be given sufficient maintenance to prevent deterioration.

  • Steel blades are recommended for chrome and LEC anilox rollers.
  • FR {fiberglass} composite blades were developed specifically for LEC and should never be used on chrome anilox rollers.

Meter Rolls

Use correct rubber material for the job requirements:

  • Buna Nitrile {BN} is strictly for water-based inks.
  • Ethylene Propylene Dilene Monomer {EPDM} can be used with a variety of inks.
  • Use controlled paralleled contact with other rolls.
  • Release from other roll contact when not turning.

Use the right durometer for the anilox roller:

  • 65 durometer for 360 LPI or below,
  • 75-85 durometer for 360-500 LPI,
  • 85 durometer is for 550 LPI or higher.

Taking these factors into account with an 800 LPI laser engraved ceramic roller, either an 85 durometer meter roll or a Steel or FR {Fiberglass} doctor blade can be used to meter the ink. Often it comes down to a matter of operator preference.

Narrow Web Rubber Rollers manufactured by RollerTec Inc. Our products include bases, tint sleeves, doctor, meter, nip,
laminating and transfer rolls. We also provide journal and end hole repair in-house.