Packaging & Labels Books & Catalogues Newspaper, Magazines & Corporate Communication Advertising & Commercial Printing Customized & Individualized Printing (incl. Security & Brand Protection) Industrial & Specialized Applications


Painhofener Str. 11, 82279 Eching a. Ammersee
Telephone +49 8143 9204-0
Fax +49 8143 9204-24


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Alexander Killermann

Marketing, Vertrieb, Werbung, PR

Our range of products

Product categories

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  • 05.08  Printing unit interior
  • 05.08.025  Underlays, underlay sheets and underlay materials

Underlays, underlay sheets and underlay materials

  • 05  materials
  • 05.08  Printing unit interior
  • 05.08.030  Formes for flexographic printing

Formes for flexographic printing

  • 05  materials
  • 05.08  Printing unit interior
  • 05.08.035  Sleeves for flexographic printing

Sleeves for flexographic printing

  • 05  materials
  • 05.08  Printing unit interior
  • 05.08.040  Coating plates and coating foils

Coating plates and coating foils

  • 05  materials
  • 05.08  Printing unit interior
  • 05.08.065  Printing blankets, packing materials and sleeves

Printing blankets, packing materials and sleeves

Our products

Product category: Formes for flexographic printing

Laser engraved elastomer printing plates

Regardless of whether you print on flexible packaging, labels or corrugated cardboard, we have the optimal plate material for any specification and any application – and the know-how to convert it quickly and precisely into a plate that's ready to use.

Made by direct laser engraving: chemistry free with up to 5080 dpi resolution. You acquire a three-dimensional image with variable depths and absolute flexibility when shaping the shoulders. Solids, linework and halftone can all be reproduced on a single plate.

The elastomer material is unbreakable and user friendly while the laser image withstands even severe stress 

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Product category: Printing blankets, packing materials and sleeves

Printing Blankets for any offset application

As a true blanket specialist, we offer a comprehensive assortment of blanket qualities for any offset application. Our experienced team of consultants will be pleased to advise you on the most suitable strategy for meeting specific requirements.

You can find in our range offset blankets for:
- Sheetfed printing with conventional or UV inks
- Webfed printing (coldset, heatset, forms printing)
- Metal printing
- Pot printing
- Plastic card, CD or DVD printing
- Banknote printing
- Varnishing applications

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About us

Company details

BIRKAN GmbH is one of Germany’s oldest graphic arts distributors. The company was established in 1924 as Drucktuch-Vertrieb Birkner & Kandlbinder OHG with its own patent for the Triumph rubber blanket – a revolutionary invention at the time. BIRKAN continues to enjoy great success with offset rubber blankets, which are converted at its in-house production facility – one of the biggest and most modern anywhere in Europe – and exported to more than 100 countries worldwide.

Direct laser engraving – a relatively new business segment – is dedicated to the manufacture of elastomer plates for suppliers of flexible packaging, labels, cups and varnishes. Direct laser engraving is gentle on the environment because no solvents are required – from the software to the XL fibre laser, BIRKAN uses only the very latest technology.

Together with HANS KAPPL, the Nuremberg service provider for prepress and printing plates which was acquired in 2014, BIRKAN offers a full range of plates to its customers – from polymer to elastomer – as well as extensive prepress and repro services.

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