press rollers ?

Discussion in 'Komori Printing Presses' started by glenner, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. glenner

    glenner Member

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    Hello there . I am using bottcher rollers in our komori press 6-29 but they are exspensive and am looking at other companys what does anybody think of graphic roller here in toronto canada


    Thanks Glenn
     
  2. Graphic Roller CA

    Graphic Roller CA New Member

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    Hi Glenn,
    This is Graphic Roller Co. in Glendora California. We recover rollers for that press at a competitive price as well. Check out our website and let me know if you would like for me to send you a quote. We also stock cores that press for exchange as well.
    www.graphicrollercompany.com

    Ali Smith
     
  3. Vic the Printer

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    I would use bottcher for the water rollers… they are really worth the price.
     
  4. Meny

    Meny Senior Member

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    i agree with Vic
     
  5. MacD

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    Bottcher makes a great roller. Wouldn't cut corners on the most valuable part of your printing aside from your workers. Set them monthly and they will last a long time. We had a-korn rollers prior out of Chicago. They have broken apart transitioning from UV to conventional inks on the chameleon side and had to change them constantly it seemed.
     
  6. SSniveling

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    I agree Bottcher rollers are worth the money. But none the less on our UV press ( LS 40" eight color ) . We still struggle to get 6 months from water rollers and its tough to get a year out of the F position ink rollers . Tried other rollers Never got more and often less. We do a lot of wash ups and one problem we found with this press from new on is the final water rinse on roller wash never really worked correctly. The first units get way more water and last units get none. Tried new 600 dollar pump and different settings nothing helped. The last Komori tech we asked about it a couple years ago put it back to original settings and said not to screw with them. In other words zero help solving problem. We try wash up manually when we have the time at least we get a proper water rinse at end.
     
  7. Bill Borcicky

    Bill Borcicky Senior Member

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    I have used Syntac rollers for years. they are cheap but we do replace them more often than a higher quality roller. I have noticed owners grumble about price and would rather save a few dollars today even though in the long run they will eventually spend more overall.
    As a mechanic I would recommend a higher quality roller but at the same time I will tell you if you buy a cheaper roller, rollers need to be reset a few times a year and it only takes a few more minutes to replace a roller with a new one while setting rollers .
     
  8. MacD

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    I work on an 8c 40" as well. Our wash up system is faulty and we do more manual washes than anything as well. It's the chemicals used to constantly clean up rollers. Dries the rollers out pretty rapidly and causes them to get hard and crack and break off. We use everything bottcher when it comes to the UV side of wash up. We replace an occasional water roller here and there and the bearings break apart before the rollers do. Overall, such a great roller and makes me happy to not constantly change them out like before.
     
  9. Bill Borcicky

    Bill Borcicky Senior Member

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    I tend to use a coat of grease over the bearings to help protect them from the chemicals so they last a while longer. If possible use roller conditioner occasionally with a warm water wash up after a normal wash up. Sometimes I find a ink buildup on the back side of wash up blades, that will prevent the clean up blade from making good contact with the roller. If possible re-adjust the blade and /or wash up tray brackets so the blade makes even contact with roller with light pressure when engaged. Check your manual to see how it may be done on your press. I use to run a Komori Kony 4c 26X40 press. My adjustment was made on the sides of the clean up tray itself.
     

  10. simon700

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    I've had good experience with this product also, http://www.sauer-roller.com/index.php?id=1&L=0 , comparable to bottcher, but not much of a price break either. Using precision rollers now, Boss is happy with price, but I don't like shrinkage, shorter life etc.
     
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