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I&P To Offer Böttcher Roller Recovery & Exchange Service


I&P are now able to offer Böttcher rollers via both an Exchange and Recovery service.

Böttcher manufactures the highest quality press rollers for the leading sheetfed presses. Using superior rubber compounds, their printing rollers deliver excellent print results and last longer. Böttcher's quality has long been recognized by the sheetfed press manufacturers including Heidelberg, Komori, MAN Roland, Mitsubishi, KBA and others who specify Böttcher rollers for their new presses. They know they can trust Böttcher rollers to meet OEM specifications, matching the required core weights, hardness and wall thickness. In lesser rollers where core weights and wall thickness are not correct, the core may flex at the high speeds in today's presses and lead to color variation. Böttcher rollers are press ready. This means that they are fitted in our factory with new bearings and accessories so you are assured properly aligned rollers. Take them out of the box and put them directly in your press! Most importantly, you get excellent and consistent printing results with Böttcher rollers - precise and even transfer of ink and fountain solutions - with fewer adjustments. You will be able to keep the presses running longer with optimum printing results by using Böttcher rollers on your sheetfed offset presses.


Roller Exchange Program

The Böttcher Roller Exchange Program delivers rollers to your doorstep in the shortest possible time, even on the same day! Our Roller Exchange Program, unequaled in the industry, means that you do not have to wait with your presses idle when you need a roller. And you can reduce your roller inventory! The program works like this:
  1. You call us and we ship your new rollers to you immediately.
  2. We invoice you only for the cost of the rubber covering.
  3. You ship us your old rollers, the ones being replaced. And if you do not change out your rollers immediately, that's okay too. You have 60 days to return your old rollers to us at one of our locations.

Almost all of the rollers in our Roller Exchange Program are shipped press ready. This means that they are fitted in our factory with new bearings and accessories.


Roller Recover Program

Böttcher will also recover your old rollers. Send your old rollers to us and we will cover them with the same award-winning rubber compound that we use on all of our new rollers. We use unique processes to apply the rubber to the core and to vulcanize the compound.

Each roller is ground by computer-controlled grinders and tightly calibrated. For most models of rollers, we replace the bearings so that it will arrive in your shop press ready. Recovered rollers will perform just as well as new ones.

Recovering cores you send usually takes from one to two weeks.


Sheetfed Offset Printing Roller Compounds


79-Series Roller Compounds

Glaze-Free Steady State

For sheetfed offset printing with conventional inks, the 79-Series is available in 25, 30, 35 and 40 Shore A. These compounds offer a very high resistance to the oils, varnishes and other ingredients of conventional sheetfed inks. The 79-Series compounds are optimally adjusted to the conditions of sheetfed offset printing and the rubber was awarded the GATF InterTech Technology Award for its unique glaze-free and steady set properties. These compounds resist glazing and demonstrate minimal shrinkage over their entire service life. The 79-Series is the compound of choice for the majority of sheetfed OEM press manufacturers. Böttcher’s 79-Series of conventional rubber compounds truly are the industry standard!


EPDM Roller Compounds

For UV and EB Printing

For dedicated UV / EB printing, special EPDM rubber compounds are offered by Böttcher. These special compounds were developed to solve the problems with swelling, shrinking and/or stickiness, often associated with th use of conventional rubber compounds in UV/EB printing. Böttcher EPDM compounds are offered in a range of harnesses, in order to meet the requirements of different positions in the roller train. In addition to being ideal for use in sheetfed UV/EB applications, these compounds have been developed with dynamic qualities that make them ideal for use in high speed web UV/EB applications. Böttcher EPDM compounds are available in 25, 30 and 40 Shore A.


Chameleon Roller Compounds

For UV, Hybrid and Conventional Inks

A Böttcher exclusive, Chameleon roller compounds are designed for use in mixed mode printing. Chameleon rollers allow the printer to switch back and forth from conventional, hybrid and UV inks without fear of roller damage. Chameleon rubber adapts to the ink environment. To guarantee optimum dynamic properties, Chameleon incorporates Böttcher’ proprietary ARDT (Advanced Rubber Dynamic Technology). Since Chameleon compounds contain no PVC, they run cooler than other so called dual purpose rollers. Böttcher’s Chameleon Technology was awarded an InterTech Technology Award by GATF in 2005. Böttcher Chameleon compounds are available in 25 and 38 Shore A.


Triton Dampening Roller Compound

Commercial Web and Sheetfed Water Rollers

Bottcher's exclusive Triton dampening roller compound offers customers a perfect match to our award winning ink roller compounds. This new 25-durometer compound offers greater dimensional stability than traditional water roller materials. New water loving blended polymers enhance water transfer but still fight aggressive chemical attacks from harsh solvents.

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