“Moving to the pre-pack system made our blanket wash system more automated, and simplified it. Prepac cloth is better, it’s more consistent, and we don’t have so much downtime”
In addition to the range of consumable products and services BFS carries a selection of
innovative printing equipment, services and accessories designed to save you time, money and improve press performance and quality. Including waste extraction, web cleaning
systems, nip measuring tools, a laundered wipes service, and humidity control systems…
We hold the largest choice of printing blankets from any one supplier in the UK, allowing you to choose from a range of premium to economical blankets or select from a specialist range. Whatever your printing blanket requirements, we have the right solution to meet your criteria and the technical know-how to point you in the right direction.
As the exclusive UK agent for Rollin, we enjoy the backing and support of one of the largest print supply companies in the World and stock the full and latest range of legendary Rollin offset printing blankets including; Polycell, Graffity and Contrast.
One of the largest industrial and graphics industry roller manufacturing plants in the UK.
We offer New, Exchange and Recovered printing rollers, suitable for all press types and print sectors including compounds for specialist applications for conventional and UV inks.
Who are we?
Celebrating 35 years in business in 2021, BFS continues as a family run operation, with a firm ethos to manufacture and distribute consumables designed to last longer and save printers money through improved productivity.
Head Office is situated in Reading, Berkshire together with the specialist blanket conversion unit. A specialist roller manufacturing facility is located at Haverhill, Suffolk where rollers are manufactured, recovered and popular models are available for exchange.
BFS offers a fantastic array of products to suit presses of all types and sizes. Full technical support & advice is available throughout the UK from a team of experienced and knowledgeable print industry professionals.
As well as World leading brands, BFS offers its own branded Endura range of roller compounds alongside chemistry and roller care product ranges; ICON and REVIVE to offer customers further value for money. All this sits within a comprehensive catalogue of compatible consumables to cover every eventuality.
All makes of machine are catered for including ManRoland, Sakurai, Heidelberg, KBA, Komori, Mitsubishi, Ryobi.
Whatever your print consumable requirements or situation to be resolved, simply pick up the phone and call your Regional Technical Sales Manager to help. You may be surprised at how easily you could improve your performance, reduce your operating costs, or find the bespoke parts that you need.
The UK’s leading manufacturer & supplier of pressroom consumables.
WeroAqua Metering Rollers
“I was a little sceptical when I saw this advertised but following a trial period I can confirm that on one 2 colour perfecting press we are now Alcohol free without any efficiency issues, and looking to try our multi colours press in the near future, under the current climate with alcohol prices this will now mean a substantial annual saving on this press, thank you to Graham and his team for their support, a very good investment.“
“We have run Finito self-adhesive packing sheets on our SM52 for approximately four years, which has saved us a considerable amount of time due to the longevity of the product. Their durability has meant that we haven’t needed to replace them as frequently despite the variety of work we run on the press and the self-adhesive factor means that it is much easier to change a blanket.“
Westland LotoTec Rollers
”Equally satisfied with the performance of the LotoTec rollers and the personal service received from bfs, Nigel Hunt said “We insisted on printing Alcohol free on our KBA 105, but to print Alcohol free LED UV the LotoTec dampening has given us stability that was previously not possible.” Damon Machin at bfs added “Peter from Westland was more than happy to visit Blackmore with me to discuss their printing needs and I am delighted that we were able to offer a personal service combined with a rather specialist printing solution.”
Our dedicated technical sales team manages stock levels for a large number of our customers, which has proven to be of huge benefit for many UK based printers.