Company : Kurt Zecher GmbH

Category : Printing and Graphics

Key Products : Anilox Sleeves, Carbon Fiber Rollers, Diamond Engraving, Anilox Rollers

Having 65 years of experience in the production of anilox rollers, Zecher GmbH manufactures premium anilox rollers and sleeves at its four sites in Paderborn (Germany). The companystrivesto provide continuous developments and innovations in the field of printing technology.

Zecher provides high quality print applications laying various multitudes of services and consulting features such as print analysis, measuring and cleaning of anilox rollers. Zecher workswithleading machine manufacturers and end-users in the areas of label printing, flexible packaging, offset, coating and corrugated cardboard.

Facts about the company:

  • More than 65 years of experience in the field of anilox rollers
  • More than 165 employees
  • Four production plants
  • Annual turnover in excess of €22 million
  • Production of around 12,000 anilox rollers annually
  • Seventeen laser-engravingunites, ten mechanical laser-engraving units

Zecher’sanilox rollers are used in printing machines across the globe. The production takes place exclusively in Germany and follows strict in-house quality standards. At the same time Zecher focuses on an international sales strategy. The company provides a wide range of anilox roller solutions and additional services, which can be adapted to the requirements of the esteemed clients

Anilox Sleeves

Zecher is one of the prominent anilox roller manufacturers across the globe. Having 65 years of experience in manufacturing anilox rolls and sleeves, they provide their customers with high quality standards.

Zecher’saniloxsleeves help to accomplish visibly improved processing quality, particularly in the context of short print-runs.

Fitted to printing presses designed especially for their use,anilox sleevesprovide various advantages. Theyaredesignedto be used for specific ink transfer in a printing or coating machine.


  • Enhanced sleeve rigidity during printing
  • The dimensional tolerance remains unchanged even in the long run
  • Re-engraving of the sleeves guaranteed
  • Improved resistance of the lateral rings to chemical agents
  • Reduction of the risks of sleeve inside swelling

Carbon Fiber Rollers

Carbon fiber rollers are designed for reduced weight and high critical speed. These light weight, low-inertia idler rollers allow faster web speeds and also reduces vibration. They enhance product quality.

These high performance CFRP rollershave various advantages compared to traditional steel or aluminum shafts. With carbon fiber rollers in place, machines can run at faster speeds and the web has less chance to damage. On theotherhand, these improvements in shaft and roller performance directly affect productivity and increase machine throughput.


  • Respond immediately to changes in web speed
  • Less vibration at higher speeds
  • Line speed achieved almost immediately
  • Low-Inertia

Anilox Rollers

Zecher produces conventional rollers forflexo printing machines depending on the design of the particular equipment. Theirceramic aniloxrollers and sleeves enable printers to achieve enhanced processing quality, particularly in the context of short print runs.

Zecher’saniloxrollers and sleeves can provide you various advantages that have made them one of the best preferred types of rollers.

Zecher’s anilox sleeves, your profitable advantages:

  • Improvedcorrosionprevention
  • Long service life
  • Optimum handling
  • High repeatability (TIR)
  • Fast, trouble-free changeover
  • Fast reaction to changing colour requirements
  • Reduced setup time

Diamond Engraving

Chrome anilox rollers are the preferred choice for certain applications. The chrome functioning layer provides a basis for the electronic engraving of Zecher’s anilox rollers. The engraving of chrome rollers is carried out on a special copper-coated surface. In this process, each cell is individually cut by a diamond-tipped tool.

Zecher’s anilox rollers help you to apply adhesive cleanly in a way that ensures reliable reproduction. The very good performance of the chrome rollers means that they are in great demand for this application.

Contact Details

Kurt Zecher GmbH
Görlitzer Str.2,
Paderborn - D-33098,
Tel: +49 (0) 52 51 / 17 46 – 0
Fax: +49 (0) 52 51 / 17 46 - 20

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