TruPoint Orange Doctor Blades
By combining next generation plastic material with the latest innovation in microtip technology, our TruPoint™ Orange™ doctor blades deliver the same metering performance as steel but with up to 4x the blade life. Proven to effectively meter line screens as high as 2000 LPI at press speeds reaching 1500 fpm in a full range of flexible packaging applications. The blade thickness together with our MicroTip™ edge allows for a fine contact area with the roll which results in precision metering that rivals steel. Due to its physical properties, the Orange™ doctor blade is much safer to handle. MicroTip™ and has been shown to substantially reduce pressroom injuries. The material is also non-abrasive and will not cause anilox roll scoring. Request an Orange™ sample today to experience the benefits for yourself.
Orange™ Performance Advantages
- Lasts up to 4x longer than steel meaning fewer blade changes and less downtime
- Effectively meters line screens as high as 200 LPI at press speeds reaching 1500 fpm
- Doctor blades are safer to install and remove from the press
- Reduces anilox wear and scoring.
TruPoint Orange Meters like Steel
Unlike traditional plastic, the stiffness of the next generation material combined with a precisely engineered MicroTip™ edge allows the blades to achieve and maintain a fine contact area with the anilox roll throughout the entire life of the doctor blade. The TruPoint Orange doctor blade can deliver effective metering on line screens up to 2,000 lpi (785 L/cm) and produce graphics.
The TruPoint Orange Material cures UV Ink Spitting
The thicker consistency of UV inks applies excessive pressure to the metering blade, often causing hydroplaning, or “spitting,” defects in the print, when using steel blades. Thankfully, the lubricity, rigidity and lower surface energy of the TruPoint Orange doctor blade material allows for a more fluid transfer of ink to the plate – eliminating UV ink spitting.
TruPoint Orange will not damage the Anilox Roll
A costly concern with using steel doctor blades is the potential for anilox roll scoring. Compared to steel, the next-generation doctor blade material does not crack or splinter, causing roll scoring. Also, the material will not prematurely wear the anilox roll or cause particles within your ink.
TruPoint Orange has proven its Metering Quality
The TruPoint Orange doctor blade is the first non-metallic doctor blade to receive the prestigious HD Flexo Certification awarded by Esko. The revolutionary MicroTip edge of TruPoint Orange allows a fine contact area, comparable to steel, that is able to meter the highest quality print.
TruPoint Orange outlasts Steel
TruPoint plastic and polymer doctor blades are generally known to outlast traditional steel doctor blades, due to the natural durability of plastic. The next-generation doctor blade material combined with MicroTip technology delivers an unparalleled metering performance that extends blade life and outlasts traditional steel doctor blades.
TruPoint Orange is Safe to Handle
You can significantly reduce press room injuries by replacing steel doctor blades with safe TruPoint Orange doctor blades. The properties of the polymer doctor blade material reduce the risk of injury when installing and removing blades from the press.
“Since switching from steel to Orange™, we have eliminated anilox scoring and improved pressroom safety without any reduction in quality. With longer blade life, quicker blade changes and more press uptime, TruPoint™ Orange™ doctor blades are helping us grow our bottom line. This long-time steel user will never let steel touch a new anilox roll again!”
“At Clear View Bag, safety is our biggest concern. We were excited to switch from steel doctor blades to TruPoint™ Orange™ when we learned that we could maintain our high standard of quality while improving pressroom safety. Plus, they are more economical, easier to clean and we don’t have to worry about metal shavings anymore!”
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