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Conversource's Doctor Blades

 

 

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Steel Blades

  MDC Goldstar

  MDC Goldstar PLUS

  MDC Ibostar PLUS

  MDC Longlife

  MDC Pearlstar

  MDC Soft

  MDC Standard

 

Non-Metallic Blades

  MDC Durapro

  MDC Optipro

  MDC Optipro PLUS

  MDC Polypro

  MDC Unipro

 

Ink spitting (blow by) is ink that gets through the metering process and on to the image area in unintended places.  This creates a frustrating problem on press and print quality outputs that customers reject.  Ink spitting is often the result of a doctor blade that is poorly matched to the metering application.

 

Daetwyler's new Pearlstar blade greatly reduces or eliminates ink spitting.

 

Whether you are metering coatings, adhesives, inks or high-end applications like UV inks, the right doctor blade matched to the metering application will have a significant impact on the quality of your outputs and your pressroom's efficiency.

 

Call on Conversource for your everyday and most challenging doctor blade needs.

Ink metering and containment Doctor Blades - Wide Web, Narrow Web Flexo from Conversource's Flexo Printing Supplies

Doctor Blades - Metal and Plastic | Ink Metering & Containment

     As an independent distributor, Conversource helps you match the right doctor blades to your print jobs.  The Daetwyler specialty brand provides the quality you deserve backed by Conversource's industry-leading service and support you trust.

 

     We stock doctor blades in the most popular precut packs and master coils, ready to custom cut and ship same day.

 

     Our loyal customers enjoy the added benefit of our Custom Stocking program.  Orders Ship Same Day to keep your presses running.

 

Research, development and innovation makes Daetwyler the doctor blade of choice for flexographic printers. Daetwyler manufactures a wide variety of doctor blades to meet your specifications and applications.

 

Conversource is an Authorized Distributor of Daetwyler MDC doctor blades, the industry-leader in precision, strength and durability.

Metal Doctor Blades | Daetwyler

Pearlstar - Doctor Blade | Daetwyler

Features:

  • New coating technology significantly reduces ink adherence to the doctor blade and lowers friction values
  • Reduced ink adherence

Benefits:

  • Reduces or eliminates UV spitting in Flexo printing
  • Significantly less drag outs and streaks in the print
  • Reduces back doctoring
  • Outstanding performance with (cold seal) lacquers and in combination with adherent fluids
  • Reduces defects in the entire print run and increases performance

 

Blue Steel - Doctor Blade | Daetwyler

Features:

  • Blue steel highlights tip for accurate installation
  • Alternative to standard steel for flexographic and gravure printing
  • Available in a wide variety of configurations
  • The material is also heat-treated

Application:

  • Universal blade for all applications

 

Professionals care for all the details of each order through processing, fulfillment, shipping and delivery. Count on Conversourse.

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(800) 808-1565

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Doctor Blades matter and have a significant impact on final print quality.

 

Our service representatives are available to assist you with selecting the right doctor blades for your most challenging applications.

 

Call Us At:

(800) 808-1565

 

Ask Conversource to Custom Cut your doctor blades.

 

Custom Cutting

Saves Money

Ships Same Day

White Standard Steel - Doctor Blade | Daetwyler

Features:

  • High quality European steel
  • The specially polished blade guarantees smooth and sharp doctoring
  • Available in all configurations

Application:

  • Universal blade for all applications

 

Longlife - Doctor Blade | Daetwyler

Features:

  • Flexo and Gravure bestseller for decades
  • An all-rounder for every printing application
  • Very high service life in continuous printing

Application:

  • Reduces drag outs, streaks and hazing in flexo and gravure printing

 

Soft Nickel Coated - Doctor Blade | Daetwyler

Features:

  • Proven flexo printing doctor blade worldwide
  • Soft coating protects surfaces
  • Coating provides added corrosion protection

Application:

  • Solvents and water-based inks
  • Reduces score lines on the ceramic anilox roller

 

Stainless Steel - Doctor Blade | Daetwyler

Features:

  • Corrosion resistant
  • Increased service life compared to standard blades

Application:

  • Especially suitable for water based inks, lacquers and other substrates with high pH values

 

Plastic (Mylar) Doctor Blades | Daetwyler

How Plastic (Mylar) Doctor Blades improve printing productivity and safety

 

Features:

Our full line of Daetwyler mylar doctor blades feature highly-flexible, non-abrasive composites for exceptional ink containment and outstanding ink metering performance.

 

Advantages:

  • Effectively meter a full range of line screens
  • Excellent for label and flexible packaging ink metering and containment
  • Fine contact area provides precision metering

 

Benefits:

  • Non-abrasive material significantly reduces or eliminates anilox roll scoring
  • Lasts up to 4x the blade life of steel blades
  • Safer to handle reducing workplace injuries

 

Polypro - Doctor Blade | Daetwyler

Features:

  • Very flexible, making minimum contact pressure necessary
  • Resistant to a wide range of chemicals
  • Extends life of the ceramic anilox roller

Application:

  • Containment blade for flexographic printing
  • For water and solvent-based inks

 

Optipro - Doctor Blade | Daetwyler

Features:

  • Thin blade made with exceptional durability from engineering grade polymers
  • Extruded, not skived, to create a stress-free, smooth, flat finish
  • Extends life of the ceramic anilox roller

Application:

  • Best non-metallic alternative to steel blades
  • Great choice for lower to medium line screen process or line work

 

Optipro Plus - Doctor Blade | Daetwyler

Features:

  • Acetal-based blade with a built in lubricant
  • Medium flex strength and a thinner tip
  • Contains a special polymer to lower friction
  • Extends life of the ceramic anilox roller and the blade

Application:

  • Exceptional non-metallic alternative to steel blades
  • Works for all types of inks
  • Recommended for medium to high line screen process or line work

 

Duropro - Doctor Blade | Daetwyler

Features:

  • Ink metering doctor blade for flexo printing
  • Long service life for fewer stoppages
  • Solvent-resistant
  • Extends life of the ceramic anilox roller and the blade

Application:

  • Good non-metallic alternative to steel blades
  • Suitable for abrasive inks including corrugated cardboard printing
  • Suitable for many types of printing

 

Unipro - Doctor Blade | Daetwyler

Features:

  • Very flexible working blade
  • High level of stability as well as when coating

Application:

  • Good non-metallic alternative to steel blades
  • Suitable for water- and alcohol-based inks

 

Custom Cutting

Conversource pioneered the custom cut program for plate mounting tapes more than two (2) decades ago and coupled it with our Same Day Shipping service.  This same great service is also available for your doctor blades.

 

Conversource stocks doctor blades in 328' (100 meters) master coils.  We can supply your pressroom with full coils, partial coils or individually cut blades.  We will custom cut doctor blades to your exact requirements and ship same day.  Custom Cutting - saves you time and money.

 

Conversource's Custom Cutting Program:

  • Saves You Money on Purchases
  • Streamlines Prepress Processes
  • Eliminates Wasted Off-Cuts
  • Reduces Scrap
  • Frees Up Precious Production Space
  • Reduces Waste Removal Costs
  • Ships Same Day
  • Is Eco-Friendly

 

Conversource Custom Cutting helps you take your printing business to the next-level.

 

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Contact Conversource about Custom Cutting

(800) 808-1565

IntegratedSolutions@Conversource.com

 

Business Hours

M-F 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Central Time - North America

(800) 808-1565

Ink metering and containment Doctor Blades - Wide Web, Narrow Web Flexo from Conversource's Flexo Printing Supplies
Professionals care for all the details of each order through processing, fulfillment, shipping and delivery. Count on Conversourse.
Conversource Inc. | 1510 Page Industrial Blvd. | Saint Louis, Missouri 63132 USA Toll Free: (800) 808-1565 © Copyright 2002 - 2020 by Conversource Inc. All rights reserved. Conversource, the Conversource logo and Stickyback Headquarters are trademarks of Conversource Inc.

Business Hours

M-F 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Central Time

North America

(800) 808-1565

Ink metering and containment Doctor Blades - Wide Web, Narrow Web Flexo from Conversource's Flexo Printing Supplies
Professionals care for all the details of each order through processing, fulfillment, shipping and delivery. Count on Conversourse.
Conversource Inc. 1510 Page Industrial Blvd. Saint Louis, Missouri 63132 USA Toll Free: (800) 808-1565 © Copyright 2002 - 2016 by Conversource Inc. All rights reserved. Conversource, the Conversource logo and Stickyback Headquarters are trademarks of Conversource Inc.
Conversource Inc. 1510 Page Industrial Blvd. Saint Louis Missouri 63132 USA Toll Free: (800) 808-1565 © Copyright 2002 - 2016 by Conversource Inc. All rights reserved. Conversource, the Conversource logo and Stickyback Headquarters are trademarks of Conversource Inc.