The [hidden] costs of using steel doctor blades

19 Apr 2017

Printers, like companies in other industries, suffer from workplace injuries. Many press operators cut themselves when installing steel doctor blades and removing them from the press.

From workmen’s compensation insurance to employee morale, the costs can be significant. While government regulations have helped to keep employees safer, on-the-job accidents continue to be a problem for pressroom managers.

One way for printers to reduce the risk of injuries in the pressroom is to convert from steel to polymer doctor blades. Today, there is a revolutionary new doctor blade option that can compete with steel in even the most demanding graphics applications while retaining the safety benefits of traditional plastic.