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Tint Sleeves | Flexo Printing Supplies

Tint Sleeves | Conversource

 

Conversource Tint Sleeves are the choice of flexographic printers for overall tinting, flood coating and varnishing.  The precision-ground, continuous surface eliminates press bounce associated with using printing plates.

 

Tint Sleeves, also known as flood coaters, are tint cylinders comprised of precision-ground polymeric tubing.

 

Tint Sleeves lay down continuous uniform solid colors or overcoats such as varnishes.  Tint sleeves are also an excellent choice for applying primers and adhesives.

 

Conversource carries a full line of Tint Sleeves in EPDM, silicone, and rubber compounds in a variety of durometers (hardness).  Our full line covers the most commonly used and challenging water-based, solvent, and UV based inks.  Excellent product selection for varnishes and adhesives as well.

 

Features:

  • Wide variety of tint sleeves to meet every flood coating need from printing solids to applying varnishes
  • Broad selection for applying adhesives and other coatings as well
  • Extended wear resistance options available
  • Excellent rating for quality and results

Advantages:

  • Quicker change overs
  • More complete coverage
  • Eliminates pin-holing associated with printing solids

Benefits:

  • Improves print quality by providing excellent solid color printing
  • Reduces defects in color reproduction
  • Provides smooth and consistent lay down of laminates and overcoats
  • Eliminates bounce associated with using plates
  • Allows for faster and longer press runs
  • Improves productivity

 

Individual Product Details Below

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EPDM Standard LineTM Black | Tint Sleeves

Features:

  • Standard rubber tint sleeves; go-to for most printing applications
  • Best choice for UV ink applications
  • Wide operating temperature range (up to 300o F)
  • Custom Cut to width specifications, upon request

Benefits:

  • Excellent coverage
  • Well suited for broad range of applications
  • Good wear resistance when using water-based and UV inks

Application Ratings:

  • Water-based inks:  A+
  • Alcohol-based inks:  A+
  • UV inks:  A+

 

EPDM

Black

55 - 60

Durometer

EPDM Standard LineTM White | Tint Sleeves

Features:

  • White EPDM is harder than Black for heavier inks or varnishes
  • Best choice for UV ink applications
  • Wide operating temperature range (up to 300o F)
  • Custom Cut to width specifications, upon request

Benefits:

  • Excellent coverage
  • Well suited for broad range of applications
  • Good wear resistance when using water-based and UV inks

Application Ratings:

  • Water-based inks:  A+
  • Alcohol-based inks:  A+
  • UV inks:  A+

 

EPDM

White

70 Durometer

CLEAN PRINTTM Gray | Tint Sleeves

Features:

  • Urethane (synthetic rubber) ultra smooth surface
  • Gray in color
  • Custom Cut to width specifications, upon request

Benefits:

  • Provides extremely smooth lay-down
  • Eliminates orange-peel effects on the substrate
  • Excellent coverage

Application Ratings:

  • Water-based inks:  A+
  • Alcohol-based inks:  A+
  • UV inks:  A

 

CLEAN PRINT

Gray

45 Durometer

BUNA Orange | Tint Sleeves

Features:

  • Specially formulated for resistance to naptha, solvents, and glycerences.
  • Works well with solvent and water-based inks but is not recommended for UV applications
  • Custom Cut to width specifications, upon request

Benefits:

  • Excellent coverage
  • Low compression, high abrasion resistance and high tensile strength
  • Excellent wear resistance

Application Ratings:

  • Water-based inks:  A
  • Alcohol-based inks:  A+
  • UV inks:  Not Recommended

 

BUNA

Orange

60 Durometer

NEOPRENE Black | Tint Sleeves

Features:

  • This is the go-to tint sleeve when alcohol, solvents or other caustics are being used
  • Better wear-resistance compared to EPDM material
  • Good choice for UV ink applications
  • Custom Cut to width specifications, upon request

Benefits:

  • Improved wear-resistance
  • Excellent coverage

Application Ratings:

  • Water-based inks:  A
  • Alcohol-based inks:  A
  • UV inks:  A

 

NEOPRENE

Black

60 or 90

Durometer

SILICONE White | Tint Sleeves

Features:

  • Silicone is a good choice for food safe applications
  • Withstand higher temperatures than EPDM (up to 450o F)
  • Custom Cut to width specifications, upon request

Benefits:

  • Excellent coverage
  • Longer life span compared to EPDM
  • Clean lay-down of water, alcohol and UV applications

Application Ratings:

  • Water-based inks:  A
  • Alcohol-based inks:  A
  • UV inks:  A+

 

SILICONE

White

60 or 90 Durometer

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Recommended Eco-Friendly Solution that minimizes waste, replaces hazardous material or reduces landfill.
Conversource carries a wide-variety of tint sleeves to meet virtually every flexo printing requirement. Numerous sizes available in stock.
Conversource Inc. | 1510 Page Industrial Blvd. | Saint Louis, Missouri 63132 USA Toll Free: (800) 808-1565 © Copyright 2002 - 2020 by Conversource Inc. All rights reserved. Conversource, the Conversource logo and Stickyback Headquarters are trademarks of Conversource Inc.

Business Hours

M-F 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Central Time

North America

(800) 808-1565

Recommended Eco-Friendly Solution that minimizes waste, replaces hazardous material or reduces landfill.
Conversource carries a wide-variety of tint sleeves to meet virtually every flexo printing requirement. Numerous sizes available in stock.
Conversource Inc. 1510 Page Industrial Blvd. Saint Louis, Missouri 63132 USA Toll Free: (800) 808-1565 © Copyright 2002 - 2016 by Conversource Inc. All rights reserved. Conversource, the Conversource logo and Stickyback Headquarters are trademarks of Conversource Inc.
Conversource Inc. 1510 Page Industrial Blvd. Saint Louis Missouri 63132 USA Toll Free: (800) 808-1565 © Copyright 2002 - 2016 by Conversource Inc. All rights reserved. Conversource, the Conversource logo and Stickyback Headquarters are trademarks of Conversource Inc.