Flint
dayGraphica 4300 and 7100 – two durable, blankets crafted with surface and carcass technology

Flint Group, a global provider of print consumables, has introduced dayGraphica 4300 and dayGraphica 7100 – two durable, high performance blankets crafted with surface and carcass technology. These latest innovations strengthen Flint Group’s leading printing blanket range, empowering printers to streamline processes and minimize overall cost to print.

Designed for both traditional UV curing lamps and UV LED sheetfed applications, dayGraphica 4300 improves performance through high quality output. Its microground surface layer resists swelling and embossing from traditional UV and UV LED inks while delivering excellent dot reproduction. A thick compressible layer ensures uniform pressure across many press configurations and format sizes, and its outstanding smash recovery further boosts the value-for-money it offers.

As a combination blanket, dayGraphica 7100 reduces complexity and consumables purchases and minimizes downtime by combining the ability to print both conventional and UV inks with a single product. With advanced carcass technology, dayGraphica 7100 maintains a consistent gauge over its long lifespan. Its uniquely blended surface layer ensures excellent ink transfer and halftones.

Both blankets boast high smash resistance and rebound characteristics, reaffirming Flint Group’s commitment to providing the best printing consumables for the offset market.

Roy van der Pijl, senior commercial director for Flint Group’s offset packaging solutions, said: “In today’s sheetfed market, speed and cost are more critical than ever. Printers need blankets they can rely on. Our new dayGraphica products boost our existing range with the durability and quality our customers expect. Both blankets have been designed to provide outstanding smash resistance, ink transfer, and color reproduction and have been proven under the most demanding testing conditions.

The results speak for themselves: dayGraphica  4300 and 7100 deliver proven quality, performance and can reduce printers’ overall cost to print. Moreover, combined with our extensive sheetfed offset ink range, fount solutions, washes, and other press room chemicals, these latest products will significantly contribute to our customers’ success.”

Flint serves the needs of the global flexible packaging, paper & board, narrow web and publication industries, both conventional and digitally printed. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables and equipment, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks, coatings and additives for flexographic, gravure & offset applications; pressroom chemicals and printing blankets. Furthermore, Flint Group designs and manufactures digital printing presses for labels, corrugated packaging, document and commercial applications.

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