Patent Number: 6,637,331

Title: Printing blanket having reinforcing band sheets on opposite end portions

Abstract: A blanket to be mounted on a blanket cylinder includes a blanket body and two band sheets serving as reinforcing members and attached to corresponding parallel, opposite end portions of the blanket body across a width of the end portions. One of the band sheets is attached only to one end portion of the blanket body and only on a side of the blanket body which comes into contact with the blanket cylinder when the blanket is mounted on the blanket cylinder. The other band sheet is longitudinally folded in two and is attached to the other end portion of the blanket body such that the other end portion is sandwiched therebetween and the other band sheet has a substantially same thickness on each side of the other end portion.

Inventors: Hasegawa; Toshio (Kanagawa-Pref., JP), Kusunoki; Kenji (Kanagawa-Pref., JP), Takahashi; Yukitoshi (Kanagawa-Pref., JP)

Assignee: Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho, Ltd.

International Classification: B41F 27/12 (20060101); B41F 30/00 (20060101); B41F 30/04 (20060101); B41F 027/12 (); B41N 010/06 ()

Expiration Date: 10/28/2011