This book, now in a thoroughly revised second edition, is exclusively devoted to anilox rolls and
their functions critical information for any flexo printer. It covers history; rubber roll, doctor blade,
and chambered doctor blade ink distribution systems; anilox roll construction and selection; cell
volume calculations and volumetric measuring devices; anilox roll care and maintenance; and more.
From the Introduction: “...This new edition of the anilox roll book will concentrate on the
advanced stages of flexographic printing as well as continuing to stress the importance of fundamentals.
Although these basics may be automated within some of the newer printing presses, it is important
for the press operator to be aware of the need for these functions and why they have been automated...”
Target Audience: A must-have for diverse personnel in every flexo printshop; required reading
for flexo printing students in universities or trade programs.
Table of Contents:
Introducing Anilox Rolls
Function of the Anilox Roll
Anilox Base Construction
Anilox Cell Shapes
Effect of Surface Tension on Ink Transfer
Ink Distribution Systems
Selecting Anilox Rolls
Fingerprinting the Press
Volumetric Measuring Devices
Printing Press Robotics
Anilox Roll Maintenance