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Squeegee Blades & Profiles

Pleiger Plastics offers polyurethane squeegee blades and profiles for a wide range of squeegee blades for screen printing designed for specific printing applications. All of our squeegee blades are manufactured in the USA.

Popular Polyurethane Squeegee Blades and Profiles

Straight Edge Squeegee Blades for Screen Printing

Straight Edge/Square Edge Squeegee Blades

Offer excellent shear for good deposit control and image definition. The most common polyurethane squeegee blades are used in textile printing and screen printing applications. Lowest Cost Profile, most versatile.

Use Lower Durometers for more porous substrates. Use Harder Durometers for smoother substrates.

Beveled Doctor Blade Squeegee Blade for Screen Printing

Beveled Squeegees Blades

Beveled squeegee blades for screen printing offer increased hydraulic pressure on the ink. On cylinder presses with no angle control or variation, the bevel controls the hydraulic pressure to drive the ink through the stencil. On presses with angle control, the bevel offers a consistent increased hydraulic pressure that drive extra ink through the screen.

Straight Edge-Triple Durometer Squeegees Blades for Screen Printing

Straight Edge-Triple Durometer

An exceptional tool for critical ink shear. This screen printing squeegee has two soft edges with hard backing between them. Maintains proper angle with no blade rollover at higher screen tension and print pressures. Soft printing tip conforms to irregular surfaces. Used mainly on high-speed presses.

They are primarily used on four-color and halftone jobs.

Available Squeegee Blades and Profiles

Square Edge-Molded

Sometimes referred to as a Diamond Profile. Designed to fit specific holders having very tight tolerances. Molded for dimensional accuracy and consistent print edge. Primarily used in the Printed Circuit Board Industry.
Available in PT22 and PT15.
Available in 65A, 70A, 75A, B5A and 90A hardnesses.

Single Bevel-Dual Durometer

Excels in container printing using high mesh counts with high screen tension. The 90 durometer backing supports the softer print edge, which allows increased polyurethane squeegee blade pressure for maximum control.
Available in PT22 and PT15.
Available in 60/90A, 65/90A, 70/90A, and 75/90A hardnesses.
Standard angles are 22.5, 30, and 45 degrees.

Double Bevel-Triple Durometer

This fully supported bevel provides maximum control under maximum pressure in cylindrical printing.
Available in PT22 and PT15.
Available in 60/90/60A, 65/90/65A, 70/90/70A and 75/90/75A hardnesses.
Standard angles are 45, 60, and 90 degrees.

Double Single Bevel Opposite-Single Durometer

Provides the printer with two print edges for container printing.
Available in PT22 and PT15.
Available in 65A, 70A, 75A, BOA, B5A, G·nd90A hardnesses.
Standard angles are 22.5, 30, and 45 degrees.

Double Single Bevel Parallel-Single Durometer

Provides the printer with two print edges for container printing. Opposite sides of the polyurethane squeegee blades are used to lessen the effect of repeated printing motion and ink attack.
Available in PT22 and PT15.
Available in 65A, 70A, 75A, BOA, B5A, and 90A hardnesses.

Double Double Bevel-Single Durometer

The two print edges provide maximum control for screen printing on a wide variety of cylindrical substrates.
Available in PT22 and PT15.
Available in 65A, 70A, 75A, BOA, B5A, and 90A hardnesses.
Standard angles are 45, 60, and 90 degrees.

Double Bevel Blunt-Single Durometer

Allows for increased squeegee blade angle while maintaining the sharp edge for maximum ink shear on multiple substrates.
Available in PT22 and PT15.
Available in 65A, 70A, 75A, BOA, B5A, and 90A hardnesses.
Standard angles are 45, 60, and 90 degrees.
The blunt edge is 0.5 mm to 3 mm per customer specification.

Single Bevel Blunt-Single Durometer

Allows for increased squeegee blade angle while maintaining the sharp edge for maximum ink shear of cylindrical substrates. Workswell with higher viscosityinks.
Available in PT22 and PT15.
Available in 65A, 70A, 75A, BOA, B5A and 90A hardnesses.
Standard angles are 22.5, 30, and 45 degrees.
The blunt edge is 0.5 mm to 3 mm per customer specification.

Double Bevel-Single Durometer

The sharp edge provides excellent control on printing a wide variety of cylindrical substrates.
Available in PT22 and PT15.
Available in 65A, 70A, 75A, BOA, B5A and 90A hardnesses.
Standard angles are 45, 60, and 90 degrees.

Single Bevel-Single Durometer

Conforms easily to irregular surfaces while maintaining excellent ink deposit. Widely used in container printing and with high viscosity inks.
Available in PT22 and PT15.
Available in 65A, 70A, 75A, BOA, B5A, and 90A hardnesses.
Standard angles are 22.5, 30, and 45 degrees.

Square Edge-Single Durometer

Our most common polyurethane squeegee blade profile, used in a wide variety of printing applications on many different substrates. Generally, for more porous substrates, softer durometers should be used. Smoother substrates require harder durometers.
Available in PT22 and PT15.
Available in 55A, 60A, 65A, 70A, 75A, BOA, B5A and 90A hardnesses.

Precision Edge-Single Durometer

Designed and developed for transparent UV and the optical disk (CD/DVD) printing industry. Extremely tight dimension and durometer tolerance. Flawless,sharp print edges for clean crisp images without streaking.
Available in PT22 and PT15.
Available in 65A, 70A, 75A, BOA, B5A, and 90A hardnesses.

Square Edge-Triple Durometer

The 90A durometer center provides maximum support for the two softer print edges. This is an exceptional tool for screen printing on high mesh counts with elevated screen tensions. This profile excels in printing four-color process work or half-tone jobs on automatic presses.
Available in PT22 and PT15.
Available in 60190/60A, 65/90/65A, 70190170A and 75/90175A hardnesses.

Square Edge-Dual Durometer

The 90A durometer backing provides a fully supported polyurethane squeegee blade that does not flex or rollover with excellent ink shear. The softer print edge allows for good ink deposit.
Available in PT22 and PT15.
Available in 60190A, 65/90A, 70190A and 75/90A hardnesses.

Square Edge-Composite

A soft print tip is bonded to a 90A durometer shaft. This eliminates squeegee blade rollover and vibration on high speed automatic presses.
Available in 90150A, 90/60A, and 90170A hardnesses.
Not available in all compounds.

Double Bevel-Composite

A soft, sharp print tip is bonded to a 90A durometer shaft. Ideal for printing on cylindrical substrates in high speed printing presses.
Available in 90150A, 90/60A, and 90170A hardnesses.
Not available in all compounds.

Bull Nose-Composite

A soft, round tip bonded to a 90A durometer shaft provides a partially supported polyurethane squeegee blade with a rounded tip that does not shear the ink off the screen. An exceptional tool for printing puff ink or any job that require a heavy ink deposit on automatic printing presses.
Available in 90150A, 90/60A, and 90170A hardnesses.
Not available in all compounds.

Bull Nose-Single Durometer

The rounded tip is exceptional for heavy ink deposits required for printing white inks on dark substrates, or puff inks. This profile is designed to work on manual applications.
Available in 50A, 60A, 70A, and 90A hardnesses.
Not available in all compounds.

Type of Screen Printing Common Specifications
Textile Printing Material: Plei-Tech 22
Durometers Used: 55A thru 80A
Most Common: 70A
Profile Used: Straight Edge (Square) Profile most common.
Graphics or Screen Printing Material:
Plei-Tech 22

  • Lesser Aggressive Ink Systems (UV and Conventional)
  • Short production runs with aggressive ink systems

Plei-Tech 15

  • Aggressive UV and Conventional Ink Systems
  • Longer production runs

Durometers Used: 60A thru 90A
Most Common: 85A
Profile Used: Straight Edge (Square) Profile is the most common

Container Printing Material:
Plei-Tech 22

  • Lesser Aggressive Ink Systems (UV and Conventional)
  • Short production runs with aggressive ink systems

Plei-Tech 15

  • Aggressive UV and Conventional Ink Systems
  • Longer production runs

Durometers Used: 65A thru 90A
Most Common: 85A
Profiles Used: Double Bevel, 60 Degree Angle (Most common)

Electronics / Circuit Board Material:
Plei-Tech 22

  • Lesser Aggressive solvent carriers
  • Short production runs with aggressive solvent systems

Plei-Tech 15

  • Aggressive solvent carriers, higher speeds, and more abrasive metals content
  • Longer production runs

Durometers Used: 55A thru 75A (depends on substrate surface and deposit required)
Most Common: 70A& 75A
Profiles Used: Straight Edge (Square)

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