Doctor blades come in different materials, including stainless steel and carbon steel. If your doctor blade is not labeled, it can be difficult to determine the material it is made of. By identifying whether your doctor blades are made of stainless steel or carbon steel, you can ensure that you are using the most suitable blade for your printing application. In this article, you will learn how to easily test the material of your doctor blade and what distinguishes the different materials.
Carbon steel doctor blades are generally a good choice for printing applications that involve solvent-based inks, while stainless steel blades may be better suited for water-based inks and applications that require high levels of corrosion resistance. Ultimately, the best choice will depend on the specific needs of your printing operation.
How to do?
Both carbon steel and stainless steel doctor blades are easy to install and maintain.
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