tesa® Process Tapes for flexo printing

TAPES FOR FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING PROCESS

Roller wrapping, plate edge sealing, core starting and failure flagging are just a few examples from our wide range of complementary tapes. Flexo printing tapes are available with film, cloth, and MOPP backing.



Our Complementary Products for Flexographic Printing

Plate Mounting Tape
Plate Mounting Tape

Efficiency is key to profitability. Complementary solutions based on pressure-sensitive adhesive technology speed up changeovers, prevent machine stops and facilitate everyday tasks.
Roller wrapping tapes, plate edge sealing, UV measuring, plate cleaning and failure flagging tapes facilitate an efficient and reliable printing process and are just some examples of the well-conceived solutions tesa offers in addition to plate mounting tapes  and splicing tapes for flexographic printing.

Roller Wrap Tapes

The tesa Printer’s Friend® line is specially designed for roller wrapping applications. Roller wrapping is used in a variety of popular roller system based manufacturing and printing processes to process materials such as textiles, paper, and films. Industries where roller wrapping tapes are commonly used include:

  • Printing industry
  • Textiles industry
  • Adhesive tape manufacturers
  • General, web-based processing & converting industries

 

Our decades of experience in manufacturing roller wrapping tapes has made the Printer’s Friend® roller tapes an industry benchmark, loved by operators of roller utilizing machines across different industries.

The benefits of tesa Printer’s Friend® roller tapes:

  • Clean and accurate application
  • Easily removable even after a prolonged period of time
  • Ability to securely keep its position on the roller
  • Exceptionally temperature resistant
  • Outstanding grip and traction to provide tension in the web being processed
  • Repel a variety of substances involved in the process (e.g. adhesives or inks)
  • Highly resistant to wear
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The tesa Printer’s Friend® range includes the following two products:

tesa Printer’s Friend® 4563

Cloth backing and a smooth silicone coated surface, offering reliable grip and repelling a variety of substances.

tesa Printer’s Friend® 4863

Uniquely treated cloth fabric coated with a combination of silicones and rubber to leave it dimpled, resembling the surface of a basketball. 

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Printer's Friend

printers friend

printers friend

Product Application Process

  1. Wrap the tape once around the roller at the desired angle and mark the point where the end of the roll meets the second turn of the tape
  2. Put the tape on a flat surface and cut it diagonally from the end of the roll to the marked point of the tape
  3. Remove the liner and start applying the tape, starting from the edge of the roller
  4. Keep on wrapping the roller with the tape at even angles, leaving no gaps in between the layers
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Product Application Process

Roller wrapping tesa® 4863, tesa® 4563
Zero-speed splicing tesa® 4104, tesa® 4137
Plate edge sealing tesa® 4244 PV2, tesa® 4287
Failure flagging tesa® 4104
Core starting tesa® 64621

Roller wrapping tesa® 4863, tesa® 4563

Zero-speed splicing tesa® 4104, tesa® 4137

Plate edge sealing tesa® 4244 PV2, tesa® 4287

Failure flagging tesa® 4104

Core starting tesa® 64621

Roller Wrap Tape Application Design

Complete roller spiral wrapped, providing grip and a non-stick surface.

Complete roller spiral wrapped, providing grip and a non-stick surface.

Other designs of wrapping are also possible. Starting from the middle and wrapping to the ends aids in pulling the material evenly across the roller to eliminate creases.

other designs of wrapping

other designs of wrapping


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tesa® 4104 coloured
Specifications
PVC film
natural rubber
67 µm
60 %
tesa® 4104 transparent
Specifications
PVC film
natural rubber
65 µm
60 %
tesa® 4137
Specifications
PET film
acrylic
50 µm
140 %
tesa® 4287
Specifications
MOPP
natural rubber
79 µm
35 %
tesa® Printer's Friend 4563 PV3
Specifications
Silicone-coated cloth
natural rubber
380 µm
tesa® Printer's Friend 4863 PV3
Specifications
Silicone-coated cloth
natural rubber
620 µm
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