Wide embossing rolls provide additional converting capabilities

GB Embossing produces wide embossing rolls that meet converters’ needs

GB Embossing’s ability to produce wide embossing rolls featuring custom patterns is an example of the flexibility that leaders in the converting industry value in an embossing rolls supplier.

The definition of what qualifies as wide embossing rolls varies by converter and the equipment operating in the mill. We have the ability to engrave virtually any roll length from as short as 2 inches to well over 100 inches, with timely delivery to mills throughout the USA.

Regardless of your definition for wide embossing rolls, GB Embossing’s team is committed to delivering high-quality embossing rolls that meet your requirements. We differentiate ourselves through ease of communication and production excellence that make GB Embossing the supplier of choice for converters worldwide.

Wide embossing rolls help converters adjust to market changes

Consumer products continue to evolve as market conditions dictate. Producers of products such as bath tissue, kitchen towels and folded napkins depend on our expertise with wide embossing rolls and pattern development to create the high-quality look that consumers expect.

Custom pattern development is the key to a successful end product. Our expert technicians can develop patterns that meet customer specifications from scratch, along with using 3D image technology to produce precise patterns from customer-provided samples.

We use a 3D scanner to produce a digital map from your sample and transform it into a format we can use to laser-engrave wide embossing rolls. The exceptional accuracy of this technology produces unmatched pattern reproduction quality, with the added benefit of minimized lead times.

Contact us for a quote regarding wide embossing rolls or other services we offer that maximize your converting profitability.

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Laser Engraved Roll

3D scanner generates reliable images for laser engraved rolls

Laser Engraved Roll
Laser engraved roll in process.

Laser engraved rolls are ideal for tissue and towel test runs

GB Embossing is now able to use 3D image technology to precisely duplicate different depths of patterns in creating or reproducing laser engraved rolls. The process involves laser-scanning the pattern off a roll, flat plate or sample of material, and using that data to generate the software to create a pattern, whether it is male or female. 

These techniques are especially effective when replicating embossing rolls in which a section is worn, or all that remains is a sample of material produced. The laser can scan limited sections where pattern integrity is not lost, and then use those images in the manufacturing process.

Laser engraved rolls are faster to produce than the old tooling methods

In addition to the accuracy that lasers provide, speed is another benefit of this technology. This is especially the case for patterns and customers that are new to our process. The amount of time it takes the laser to create a  pattern on a roll body, by using a 3D scanned image, is significantly less than the traditional tool creation process. Laser test rolls are the norm today. Our customers in the tissue and towel markets now use laser test rolls when they are looking to create new patterns to show their customers. Consistent quality, bolstered by our 3D imaging capabilities, has made GB Embossing the preferred supplier of laser engraved rolls for customers throughout North America. 

Decades of experience paired with new technology

Access to 3D scanning and laser engraving technologies has increased significantly for GB since joining forces with similar industry-leading roll providers MECA Solutions, IR Engraving, and IE Engraving. As part of the Precision Roll Solutions family, we help the world’s leading manufacturers leverage texture and other process variables to make their products more effective and enhance their impact in the marketplace.

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