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Our enviable reputation and performance in the international wide-web print and conversion sector is well deserved. As highlighted in the About Us section we have impressive recognition from the European Flexographic Industry Association. This knowledge and expertise is now being deployed across all continents through our extensive network of agents and strategic partners.

Uniquely we manufacture our anilox rollers, mandrels, sleeves and end-rings inhouse delivering total quality control. Our wide-web customers benefit from our technical support as part of the design process to ensure precision and consistency in volume transfer, line count, porosity and hardness characteristics.

Available models

Our original High Definition 75º engraving (also known as iPro) harnesses the characteristics required to achieve vivid colours through controlling opacity whilst reducing dot bridging. Other benefits include:

  • 75º engraving achieves a high line count reducing dot gain and bridging
  • 0.4% dots allow printers to make the most of advancements in reprographics
  • Vivid HD colours
  • Inter-linking cells deliver HD print quality
  • Consistent ink transfer, up to 600 mpm
  • Reduce ink starvation
  • Increased lifespan due to reduced wear and engraving damage

As High Definition print is becoming the norm in the wide-web world we have developed an engraving solution for this purpose. A 61º engraving (also known as XPRO) is ideal for both process and vignette print. Used typically with high resolution plates our robust cell peaks and channelled cell walls offer a range of benefits including:

  • 61º engraving reduces the risk of moire (or screen clash)
  • Inter-linking cells deliver HD print quality
  • Consistent ink transfer up to 600 mpm
  • Reducing ink starvation, delivering vivid HD colors
  • Precision volume control
  • Reduced plugging
  • Reduced wear and engraving damage

Our patented engraving (also known as GMX Anilox™) has been designed to address the challenges when laying down special and heavy coatings including varnish, adhesive and metallic inks. A versatile and unique engraving that is protected under patent no. EP3408097B1, among others delivers the following benefits:

  • Unique and efficient shallow cell design
  • Increase coat weights
  • COCAL accurate coat weight formula
  • Reduces cell blocking when using large coating particles
  • Reduce vibration due to micro-finish cell polish
  • Easy to clean
  • Reduce annual spend on coatings, varnish and lacquers

Our High Volume Solid engraving (or HVS) was developed to enable high coat weights and ink deposits to be applied efficiently and consistently. With the ability to run at high speeds without blocking it is extremely popular with our wide web customers. Summary benefits:

  • Deposit high coat weights and ink deposits
  • Our COCAL predictor accurately predicts the volume or dry coat weight g/m² for your application
  • Can be used when applying liquids such as lacquers and anti-mist
  • Ink and coating particles flow between cell peaks
  • Easy cleaning

The High Volume Process (also known as HVP) is an intermediate anilox that was designed to combine high line counts with high volumes for process solid and tone print. The elongated cell design allows us to increase the print latitude in comparison to conventional specifications. Key benefits include:

  • Versatile engraving used for solids, mechanical tints, vignettes, fine line/text and clean reverse out print.
  • Combines solids and tonal print on the same plate
  • Reducing anilox inventory and press downtime
  • Enhanced lay down, reducing pin-holing on solids
  • Easy cleaning
  • Improved wear characteristics, allowing cells to maintain good cell ratios and maintain their release characteristics

Our Combination engraving (also known as Fluid FP) is designed for use in wide web flexographic print processes. The open nature of the engraving offers many advantages to printers summarised below:

  • A semi-channelled engraving enabling controlled ink flow
  • High line counts for use on High Definition print
  • Reduce dot gain
  • Combines solid and tone on a single plate
  • Good release characteristics
  • Micro-polish finish
  • Extended lifespan

The 60° Conventional engraving (or Classic) is a multi-functional anilox and offers wide web printers consistent print results for both process and solid print on a broad range of substrates. The open cell structure delivers excellent release characteristics.

  • A 70% open cell structure aids ink flow
  • Multi-functional engraving
  • High cell wall ratio maximizing ink release
  • Process and solid print

iPro Anilox Engraving

XPRO Anilox Engraving

HVP Anilox Engraving

Classic Engraving for Wide Web Flexibles Printers

  • Machinery & Manufacturing
Sandon GlobalSandon Global is a leading anilox roll supplier based in the United Kingdom. Sandon Global manufactures and refurbishes anilox rolls, sleeves and gravure cylinders from our specialized engineering facility. Our modern plant offers Laser and Mechanical Engineering departments allowing us to produce our anilox internally and helping us to guarantee standards and expediency.
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