Kurt Zecher GmbH

Laser engraved special ceramic and chrome cylinders for use in flexographic printing machines and in offset varnishing or laminating plants

The first regular anilox roller, for use in printing industry, was created by Kurt Zecher, in 1950. The young engineer’s innovation brought tremendous success and the company began developing dynamically. The Zecher Company is a firmly committed follower of innovation and quality principles. During the past 70 years the Company has gradually become a determining market leader in the sector.


Chrome rollers has still been used both in printing industry and in the certain fields of the coating sector (such as furniture industry). The patented diamond engraving technology of Zecher ensure appropriate cell geometries with parameters most fitting the application concerned. The special surface coating and treatment ensure long service life of the surface.

The manufacturing of the anilox rollers with ceramic coating, overcoming all challenges in flexo printing, represents cutting-edge technology. The ceramic coating is applied by means of a high-performance plasma cannon on the anti-corrosion treated rollers or composite sleeve cylinders. Engraving is made by a beam of laser as a result of which a line density of over 600 lines / cm can be achieved. The state-of-the-art ink transfer are facilitated by the special geometry of cell designs.

Engraving technologies

Surface finishing

Our I.T.S.® surface finish alters the molecular structure of the ceramic material to make it denser. It is not a coating or sealing process, but is based rather on a special plasma-technology vacuum procedure that acts on the structure of the chrome or ceramic layer to create certain surface properties.

This delivers decisive benefits for your anilox rollers, including:

  • Lower printing-ink penetration
  • Better emptying performance
  • Easier cleaning
  • Increased service life, even for chrome rollers

Anilox cleaning

The cells on the anilox roller can become clogged with ink residues during use, which reduces the volume of the anilox cells concerned.

Regular care lets you extend the service life of your anilox rollers and save the money that you would otherwise have to spend prematurely on new ones.

Our “Zecher Anilox Cleaner” is offered in four different variants: Aqua/UV Ink, Gel, In-Line, Washing Machine and it allows a gentle and at the same time efficient cleaning of your anilox rollers.





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