Patent Number: 6,308,629

Title: Manipulation of printing blankets

Abstract: A container for a printing blanket comprises a cassette of dimensions sufficient at least to contain a printing blanket in wound form. The cassette comprising a casing of generally cylindrical shape having a longitudinal opening for sheet-form egression of a printing blanket from within the cassette. In one preferred embodiment, the cassette has a pressure slide attached to or integral therewith adjacent to the longitudinal opening, for pressing a printing blanket on a press cylinder when the blanket is fed onto the cylinder. The cassette is employed in the manipulation of large adhesive-backed printing blankets for web-feed offset printing presses.

Inventors: Smith; John M. (High Wycombe, GB)

Assignee: Duco International Limited

International Classification: B41F 30/00 (20060101); B41F 30/04 (20060101); B41L 047/14 (); B41F 027/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018