Gravure printing is used for long, high-quality print runs such as magazines, mail-order catalogues, packaging and printing onto fabric and wallpaper. It is also used for printing postage stamps and decorative plastic laminates, such as kitchen worktops.

Electro mechanical engraving

Gravure printing is where the image being printed is made up of small depressions in the surface of the printing plate. The cells are filled with ink, and the excess is scraped off the surface with a doctor blade. Then a rubber-covered roller presses paper onto the surface of the plate and into contact with the ink in the cells. The printing cylinders are usually made from copper plated steel, which is subsequently chromed, and is most commonly produced by diamond engraving, i.e. electro-mechanical engraving.

Under the product family name of Technodiamant we offer stylus, sliding shoes/spindels and burr cutters for electromechanical engraving for all types of HelioKlischograph as well as for Ohio 700 series and Vision 1 (Vista) and Vision 3 (Vista short) machines. For customers aiming at decreasing ink consumption and better ink release without compromising cell geometry we add a facet on the tip of the diamond and the product name of “Honeycomb styli”. To minimize the risk of scratching the copper cylinder adhere to the strictest possible tolerance standards

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Contour tools maximize the number of components per tool edge and number of relaps per tool.

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With Contour-managed production sites on every continent we minimize your relap/repair turn-around time.

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