TKM manufacturing process' begin with the selection of the finest raw materials available. They apply exacting standards of flatness, straightness and edge thickness through a comprehensive quality control system and they produce multiple blade and tip designs from a wide variety of materials to fit every printing application. Their perfectly smooth blade tip (contact area) not only provides for high-quality consistent doctoring and allows for minimal blade pressure on start-up thereby reducing blade usage and expensive downtime. Consistent print quality comes from consistent printing process, therefore the TKM doctor blades are held to the industries tightest tolerances.
TKM products are available for the following industries.
- Flexo and Gravure - Doctor Blades
- Paper and Pulp Industry- Knives
- Tissue Paper - Knives Tooling
- Web Offset- Tooling
- Bindery & Finishing - Tooling
- Publication - Gravure
Available Doctor Blade Materials:
MeyerPrint Carbon Steel:
This material has proven to be very reliable doctor blade steel meeting our standards. Material purity is optimized and
has high chrome content compared to other blades on the market.
OptiPrint Premium Carbon Steel:
Also optimised in purity. Has five times higher chromium content than MeyerPrint carbon steel. Advantages include a very clean, reliable wipe with longer blade lifetime.
PowerPrint Special Alloy Steel:
Material provides more wear resistance, toughness and smooth doctoring. The best alternative when coated blades or standard materials will not produce acceptable results. If you are looking for a very high quality wipe with superior lifetime try PowerPrint.
Special coating with ceramic particles. Increases blade lifetime and optimises print quality. Polishes cylinders during printing which reduces toning, hazing, pin lines and streaking.
NiroPrint Stainless Steel:
Corrosion resistant material best suited for water based and aggressive inks and coatings
Material best suited as a containment blade in the chamber systems in flexographic printing applications. Available with either square or bevel edge.