In print machinery, a cylinder is a critical component often used in offset printing and gravure printing processes.

These cylindrical components rotate to transfer images and ink onto a substrate, usually paper.

They can vary in size and material, depending on the press, and contribute to the speed, accuracy, and overall quality of the print run.

The proper maintenance of these cylinders is vital for smooth and uninterrupted printing operations.

Related terms

Blanket Cylinder
Impression Cylinder
Plate Cylinder

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