The cylinder making process prepares a steel tube to accept an etched image that will eventually transfer ink to the film during the printing process. The process involves – metal finishing the tube with nickel, then copper, transferring an image to the surface of the tube, and finally chrome metal finishing to protect the image from abrasion during the printing process. Numerous polishing steps by fully automatic polishing machines are required throughout the process.After reproducing the image on the surface of the cylinder the etched image is corrected and “proofed” by actually printing a sample. We have one of the best and latest state-of-art gravure cylinder plant completely imported from – Daetwyler (Switzerland) & J. M. Heaford (UK). At KTL our plant has in-house pre press (Studio) which is equipped with hi-end specialized software and techniques like Color Separations, Trapping, Barcode Generations and Pantone Shades matching, to plan for gravure printing requirements and to fulfill specific design needs of our clients.
We have following machines procured from world’s renowned machine manufacturers and suppliers.