Doctor Blade

A doctor blade is a thin and ground printer tool. In gravure printing, the doctor blade is composed of a ground steel strip. The function of a doctor blade is to remove redundant printing ink out of the printing cylinder. This ensures that only the saucers are filled with colour. In flexographic printing, the doctor blade is deployed to to remove redundant printing ink out of the anilox roll.

Companies in the field of Doctor Blade:

Daetwlyer Swisstec

Daetwyler Swisstec develops and produces doctor blades for all print applications. One of the companys’ core competencies is the lamination of doctor blades.

The producer of doctor blades enacts its own research and development department and production facilities in Switzerland, USA, China and India. Daetwyler Swisstec supports its affiliates with a worldwide distribution network, its longtime experience and more than 40 print technicians.

In doing so the company deploys competence and expertise to meet the customer needs.