Cold Spraying: A New Technique for Coating of Printing Forms for Gravure Printing

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This article originally appeared in the (10) October 2011 issue of Gravure Magazine

Cold gas spraying is a rather new coating technology that is able to produce high-quality oxide-free metallic coatings on printing rolls. The main advantages over conventional coating techniques are short processing times, relatively easy implementation and process control, as well as reliable and high coating quality. Therefore, cold spraying has the potential to replace galvanic zinc or copper plating in printing industry.