Crossing the Steel Divide
The dividing line in doctor blades is between steel and synthetic. Top-quality steel blades use high carbon steel, do the best possible job of metering ink from anilox rolls and are very durable. Synthetic blades have long been seen as... Read More →
Interactive Inks and Coatings Podcast
A Discussion with Andy Gillis, General Manager At Provident Sitting down with Andy Gillis, General Manager at Provident discussing press accessories and the importance of matching your application with your Doctor Blade assembly. Learn more about the podcast at interactiveinks.com.
What Babe Ruth can tell us about Doctor Blades
“I used to bat different,” explained Babe Ruth in an interview for Armed Forces Radio during World War II. “I’d always put my little finger on the knob of the bat so I could do the follow-through on my swing.... Read More →
Is Your Culture Shifting?
How often do you replace the doctor blades and end seals on your flexo presses? Most converters swap in new ones about once a day, but some are now changing them just once a week with no decline in print... Read More →
Steel Doctor Blades: Bringing a Fine Edge to Process Control
There’s a lot of materials science and fluid dynamics to process control on a modern flexo press and every element plays an important part. As we visit converters’ shops around the country, we hear the same requirements over and again:... Read More →
What do Paint Brushes and Doctor Blades have in Common?
Would you paint your house with the same brush an artist uses for a landscape or a portrait? Probably not: it’s not the right tool for the job. So why would you use the same doctor blade for fine line... Read More →