Plate sleeves

TECH SLEEVES – soft or hard plate sleeves and bridges/adapters


General Specifications:

  • Min. BCD (inner diameter) – 70.144 mm / 2.7616 inch
  • Max. OD (outer diameter) – 500 mm / 19.6850 inch
  • Max. Length – 2230 mm / 87.7953 inch

Soft sleeve   

Features & Options:

  • Sealed Edges – Protects the core from damage by ink and solvents.
  • Axial Line – Makes mounting easier.
  • Inner metal Ring incl. Registration Slot – Most strong and durable slot solution.
  • Outer metal ring with pin – Reinforced ring with pin increases durability.
  • Metal Cutting Line – Helps the operator with cutting and prevents sleeve damage.
  • Bayonet lock – With this slot the mandrel and bridge are inseparable.
  • Miller ball valves – Better pressure distribution.
  • Separate Air & Air Through – All Tech Bridges® are available as either Air-through or Separate-air.



1) Inner Sleeve
1 mm - Flexible and expandable inner sleeve. Contains Dyneema® that is offering maximum strength combined with minimum weight. It is up to 40% stronger than aramid fibers such as Kevlar®. Dyneema® fiber is extremely durable and resistant to moisture, UV light and chemicals.
2) Foam Layer
1 mm - Compressible pre-compressed Foam Layer. The compressible pre-compressed Foam Layer has high rebound resilience and is up to 50% compressible without bulging. Resistant to permanent deformation, good abrasion resistance, resistance to aging, weathering and cleaning solvents used for polymer plate cleaning.
3) Core Material
Stitch, Bonded and Compressed Core Material in various thicknesses. Contains a filament fiber base which is volumized by thermoplastic micro balloons. Light weight with extreme high flexural strength and form stability.
4) Hard Layer
This 2 mm. Layer contains Epoxy Vinyl-ester-resin reinforced with technical filaments and polyester fleece.
5) Outer Compressible Surface Layer
The compressible surface layer (40, 50 or 60 ShA) consists of cellular - polyurethane foamed by the water/isocyanate reaction.