bARKEV Graphics

What We Offer

Barkev is a well-established 30 year old Durban based company with branches in Cape Town and Johannesburg.  We represent a host of manufacturer who specialise in print consumables for the graphics industry, which are imported and distributed throughout South Africa and Southern Africa. These graphic consumables are mainly for the print and packaging industry and specifically for gravure, flexography, lithography, corrugated, label and silkscreen printing processes.  However, Barkev also has products suited to a host of other industries such as textile, non-woven, extrusion, paper mills and plastics operations.

Some of our main Principals include Scapa mounting tapes, Sewdev metal doctor blades, Flexo Concepts plastic doctor blades, Recyl anilox cleaners, Mario Cotta slitting systems, Mozart slitting blades, RK Print Coat proofing systems and Dyne treatment pens to name a few.

To complement our product range we also have an Engineering division based at our head office in Pinetown where we manufacture and sharpen a wide range of products used within and outside the print packaging industry.

OUR RANGE OF GRAPHICS PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Blade Design & Manufacturing

FOIL & CORRUGATED INDUSTRY
Slitter Blades Top & Bottom TCT/HSS, Guillotine Blades, Creaser Blades, Sheeter Blades Top & Bottom and other related products for the foil & corrugated industry.

FOOD INDUSTRY
Packaging Blades, Slitter Blades, Perforated Blades, Heat Sealing Blades, Guillotine Blades, Mincer Blades and other related products for the food Industry.

PAPER & PRINTING INDUSTRY
Guillotine Blades HSS/TCT, Sheeter Blades HSS/TCT, Top & Bottom Slitter HSS/TCT, 3 Knife Trimmer blades, Slitter Drums and other related products for the paper / printing Industry

PACKAGING INDUSTRY
Packaging blades,Slitter Blades HSS/TCT,Perforated Blades, Heat Sealing Blades, Scraper blades, Guillotine Blades HSS/TCT, Sheeter Blade, and other related products for the packaging industry.

PLASTIC INDUSTRY
Granulator Blades, Pelletiser Blades, Perforated Blades, Heat Sealing Blades, Agglomerator Blades, Cut and Pinch Blades, Cut Off Blades, Slitter Blades, Packaging Blades, Bag Punchers and other related products for the plastic industry.

STEEL INDUSTRY
Sheeter Blades, Slitter Blades (Top and Bottom Blades), Guillotine Blades, Cropper Blades and other related products for the steel Industry.

TIMBER INDUSTRY
Hogger Blades, Plate Saw Blades, Chipper Blades, Plainer Blades, Framing Blades, Shredder Blades and other related products for the timber industry

OTHER BLADES & SPECIAL BLADES
Bag Punch Blades, Punch Blades, Blades as per customer samples & request

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Flexography Packaging

  • Dr. Blades- chamber seals

  • Cushion mount- Hard mount

  • Recyl Cobra, Clean, W200- (ceramic rollers)

  • Plate Brushes, Anilox brushes, stainless steel, brass

  • Ink pumps, Yamada, Kelva

  • Anti-Static brushes

  • Olfa cutters, NT cutter blades,  non-snap off blades

  • Slitting blades, Apollo, Zeus, Duplex, Schick, Razor Blades. Titanium Coated

  • Rotary blades, circlips, Knife Springs, Goeble rings

  • Cut off blades / serrated blades / manufacturing

  • Sharpening, Anvils / rotary blades / core cutting blades

  • Dyne Treater pens red & blue

  • Cut off blades / serrated blades / manufacturing

  • Silicone Treater Sleeves

  • Bag Handle Punches

  • Tapes, splicing tape, buff tape, clear tape, RDA tape, aluminium tape , cork tape , 12 & 24mm red PVC tape for holding down plates

  • Scotch brite

  • Teflon / SUT-A tape

  • Stop watches

  • Zahn cups, din cups

  • K bars, K Lox rollers, Pemarco 4inch hand rollers

  • Hand cleaner

  • Plate Kote

  • Core cutter machines/ Manufacturing

  • Rags

  • Micrometers / Thickness Gauge

  • Stroboscopes

  • Light box, Eyeglass, Microscopes

  • Airshaft Spares, New and Repair

  • Cobra kit

  • Static mixers

  • Scales

  • Pantone guides

If you recycle on site:

  • Erema Blades

  • Bell blades

  • Erema Flacking Blades

  • Erema Rotate

  • Emplast blades

  • Ultra blades

  • Munchy blades

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Litho Print & Folding & Finishing

Barkev supplies various consumables including Doctor Blades and Tresu Seals for Coating Units, and chemicals for cleaning Anilox rollers. We also supply perforation and slitting blades.

  • Doctor Blades and Tresu Chamber Seal

  • Wash Up Blades

  • Recyl clean, Aqua clean 5111 and UV wash

  • Anilox Brushes stainless steel

  • Olfa Cutter and blade

  • Magnifying glasses / Linen Testers / eye glass

  • Static Bars/ brushes/tinsel

  • Pantone Colour guides

  • Rulers / gauge

  • Ink Knives

  • Sharpening Guillotine Blades

  • Cutting sticks

  • Laser Film A4/A3

  • Hard Mount 100 micron for letter press

  • Hand Cleaner

  • Densitometer

  • Light Box

  • Gloss Meter

  • Printability Tester

  • Din 4 Cup

  • Stop Watch

  • Wooden Mallets

  • Rags

  • Blanket and Roller wash

  • U.V Wash

  • IPA

  • Plate Gum

  • Centre rule

  • Perforation Blades, Slitting and Scoring

  • Slitters

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Self Adhesive Label Printers

Barkev supplies various consumables to the self adhesive label printing industry including Doctor Blades, Chamber end seals, Mounting Tapes, Anilox cleaning chemicals and brushes, slitting blades, Rotary Knives, Teflon tapes and many more items such as:

  • Cushion mount- Hard mount

  • Dr blade/ chamber seals

  • Recyl , cobra ceramic, W200

  • Aqua clean, UV Wash, Screen wash, Magilox

  • Plate Kote

  • Crush cutters, Rotary blades, Sharpening, Anvils

  • Olfa NT cutter

  • Slitting blades ,Schick ,Singles 25, Nt cutter blades

  • Core cutters / machines

  • Red tape, Buff tape, Colour tape

  • UV Splicing tape 1112

  • Anilox blankets

  • Anilox brushes stainless steel, brass brushes

  • Lisa units / spares / repairs

  • Teknek replacement roller

  • Hand cleaner

  • Anti-Static brushes, bars & tinsel

  • Nipple Tape, Non Slip Tape, Cork tape

  • Rags

  • RD Scorers ( Mark Andy )

  • Micrometers / Thickness Gauge

  • Fibre brush-to clean hot foil dies.

  • Pantone Colour guide

  • Light box, Eyeglass, Microscopes

  • Airshaft Spares, New and Repair

  • Proof mounting equipment

  • UV test sheets

  • Flexi-proof

  • Dyne pens

  • UV lamps

  • Kelva pumps

  • Ink filters

  • Pallet knives

  • PH meters

  • Treater Bars

  • Lux meters

  • Pet seal

    Stabilizer/Mixing white/Label remover

    Cheshire Anilox Rollers

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Gravure Packaging

Barkev supplies various consumables including Doctor Blades, Brass Cylinder Brushes, Slitting Blades, Viscosity Cups, Teflon tapes and many more items to the Printing Industry.

  • Doctor Blades – economy/standard

  • Doctor Blades – M Flex/long life – Microkote

  • Polyester blades for PVDC, ink fountains

  • Splash plates and splash strips

  • Brass brushes, Fibre brush

  • Ink pumps, Yamada, Kelva, Cemp

  • Quick Lock Couplings & Seals

  • Anti-Static Brushes, Bars & Tinsel

  • Olfa cutters, NT cutter blades, non-snap off blades

  • Ink pumps, Yamada, Kelva, Cemp

  • Quick Lock Couplings & Seals

  • Anti-Static Brushes, Bars & Tinsel

  • Olfa cutters, NT cutter blades, non-snap off blades

  • Slitting Blades in Carbon, Stainless

  • Carbide Steels Blades , Titanium Coated Blades

  • Rotary Blades, Blade Holders, Circlips

  • Knife Springs, Goeble Rings, Bottom Knives

  • Core cutter blades

  • Salvage core cutter machine

  • Cut off blades/serrated blades/manufacturing

  • Sharpening, Anvils/rotary blades/core cutting blades

  • Dyne Treater pens red & blue

  • Pet testing pens

  • Magnetic Ink Filters

  • Tapes, splicing tape, buff tape, clear tape

  • RDA tape, alu tape , cork tape,

  • Teflon / SUT-A tape

  • Stop watches

  • Viscosity Cups – Zahn and DIN cups

  • K bars, K Lox rollers

  • Hand cleaner

  • Magic Lox

  • Rags

  • Stroboscopes

  • Micrometres / Thickness Gauge

  • Blade sticks

  • Polishing film

  • Light box, Eyeglass, Magnifier

  • Plastic jugs

  • Shore Hardness tester

  • Recyl clean

  • Pantone colour guides

  • Steel Rulers 150mm

  • Air Shafts New and Repair

  • Emery Paper, Lapping Film

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Corrugated Packaging

Barkev supplies Doctor Blades, side seals, Anilox cleaners and wash-ups, various mounting products including, mounting tapes, tension straps, lead and tail strips and various other products for the Corrugated Printing Industry.

  • NX & FX Steel Doctor Blade

  • Durapoint & Orange Plastic Doctor Blade

  • Anilox cleaners – Cobra, Recyl, W200, Aqua clean, FCC

  • Plate brush

  • Anilox brush – stainless steel & brass

  • Leading edge, tail end strips

  • Tension straps

  • Flimsy Backing – 100 & 175 micron Clear

  • 100 micron tape

  • Tension Stereo straps – rubber, plastic

  • Edge seal

  • Silver cloth tape

  • Hand cleaner

  • General tape, Masking Tapes

  • K Lox rollers 6 inch & Permarco 4-inch hand proofer

  • Olfa cutters, knives, blades

  • BHS slitter blade, BHS diamond stones

  • Non-Crush Feeder Wheels

  • Micrometres & Thickness Gauge

  • Corro slitters

  • Strapping for pallets

  • Wear strips

  • Industrial staples

  • Tape measure

  • Thinners

  • Surgical 10 A blades

  • Light box, Eyeglass, Microscope

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Core Manufacturers

Barkev supplies and manufactures core cutters and slitting blades, including blade holders, circlips, springs, printing consumables including mounting tapes, doctor blades and anilox cleaning chemicals for the Core Manufacturing industry

  • Core Cutter Blades

  • Sharpening

  • Rotary blades, circlips, Knife Springs

  • Goeble rings, bottom knives

  • Olfa cutters, NT cutter blades – non-snap off blades

  • Slitting blades in Carbide Steel and Titanium Coated

  • Serrated Blades, Tucker blades, Cut Off Blades

  • Doctor Blades – Steel and Plastic

  • Chamber seals

  • Cushion mounting Tapes

  • Hard mounting Tapes

  • Cleaning Products – Recyl Clean, Cobra, W200

  • Plate Brushes

  • Anilox brushes – stainless steel and brass

  • Ink pumps – Yamada and Kelva

  • Quick Lock Couplings & Seals

  • Light box / Inspection Box

  • Eyeglass and Microscopes

  • Airshafts – New, Repair and spare parts

  • If you also print:

  • Dr. Blades- chamber seals

  • Cushion mount- Hard mount

  • Recyl Clean, Recyl Cobra. W200- (ceramic rollers)

  • Plate Brushes, Anilox brushes, stainless steel, brass

  • Ink pumps, Yamada, Kelva

  • Quick Lock Couplings & Seals

  • Light box, Eyeglass, Microscopes

  • Airshaft Spares, New and Repair

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Woven Bag Manufacturers

Barkev supplies various consumables including Doctor Blades, Mounting Tapes, Anilox cleaning chemicals and brushes, slitting blades, Viscosity Cups, Teflon tapes and many more items into the Woven Bag industry

  • Doctor Blades and chamber seals

  • Cushion mount and Hard mount

  • Recyl Clean and Cobra and W200

  • Plate Brushes, Anilox brushes – stainless steel and brass

  • Ink pumps – Yamada & Kelva

  • Quick Lock Couplings & Seals

  • Anti-Static brushes

  • Olfa cutters, NT cutter blades, non-snap off blades

  • Slitting blades in Carbide Steel and Titanium Coated

  • Apollo 15T for Starlinger Machine

  • Rotary blades, circlips, Knife Springs, Goeble rings

  • Cut off blade & serrated blade manufacturing

  • Sharpening – Anvils / rotary blades / core cutting blades

  • Silicone Treater Sleeves

  • Tapes including splicing tape, RDA , alu tape, cork tape

  • Teflon & SUT-A tape

  • Stop watches

  • Viscosity Cups – Zahn and DIN cups

  • K bars, K Lox rollers, 4inch hand rollers

  • Hand cleaner

  • Plate Kote

  • Core cutter blades and machines

  • Rags

  • Micrometers & Thickness Gauge

  • Light box, Eyeglass, Microscopes

  • Airshaft Spares – New and Repair

  • Pentagon Blades

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Paper Converters

Barkev supplies various consumables including Doctor Blades, Mounting Tapes, Anilox cleaning chemicals and brushes, slitting blades, rotary blades, Viscosity Cups and many more items

  • Rotary blades, circlips, Knife Springs, Goeble rings

  • Anvils & Knife holders

  • Core Cutters & log slitters

  • Blade sharpening service

  • Olfa cutters, NT cutter blades, non-snap off blades

  • Slitting blades in Carbide Steel and Titanium Coated

  • Serrated Blades

  • Tucker blades

  • Cut Off Blades

  • Various solvents

  • Splicing Tape

  • Hand Cleaner

  • Doctor Blades and chamber seals

  • Cushion mount and Hard mount

  • Recyl Clean, Cobra & W200

  • Plate Brushes, Anilox brushes stainless steel and brass

  • Ink pumps, Yamada, Kelva

  • Quick Lock Couplings & Seals

  • If you also print

    Dr. Blades- chamber seals

  • Cushion mount- Hard mount

  • Recyl Clean, Recyl Cobra. W200- (ceramic rollers)

  • Plate Brushes, Anilox brushes, stainless steel, brass

  • Ink pumps, Yamada, Kelva

  • Quick Lock Couplings & Sealseters

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Paper Bag Manufacturers

Barkev supplies various consumables including Doctor Blades, Mounting Tapes, Anilox cleaning chemicals and Brushes, Slitting blades, Viscosity Cups, Teflon tapes, Serrated, Tucker and Thumb cut blades and many more items.

  • • Rotary blades, Circlips, Knife Springs, Goeble rings

  • Core Cutters & Sharpening

  • Olfa cutters, NT cutter blades, non-snap off blades

  • Slitting blades in Carbide Steel and Titanium Coated

  • Serrated Blades, Tucker blades, Cut Off Blades

  • Doctor Blades and Chamber seals

  • Cushion mount and Hard mount

  • Recyl Clean, Cobra and W200

  • Plate Brushes

  • Anilox brushes in stainless steel and brass

  • Ink Pumps, Yamada, Kelva

  • Quick Lock Couplings & Seals

  • Light box, Eyeglass, Microscopes

    Airshaft Spares, New and Repair

    If you also print:
  • Dr. Blades- chamber seals

  • Cushion mount- Hard mount

  • Recyl Clean, Recyl Cobra. W200- (ceramic rollers)

  • Plate Brushes, Anilox brushes, stainless steel, brass

  • Ink pumps, Yamada, Kelva

  • Quick Lock Couplings & Seals

  • Light box, Eyeglass, Microscopes

  • Airshaft Spares, New and Repair

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Ink Manufacturers

Barkev supplies manual and automatic Ink proofing equipment, Viscosity cups, Hand Proofers, Lab equipment, Draw Down bars, Capatch volume check and Anilox Cleaning Chemicals

  • Recyl Clean, Recyl Cobra (ceramic)

  • Olfa NT cutter & Blades

  • Plate brushes / Anilox brushes stainless steel

  • Brass brushes

  • Anti-Static brushes, bars & tinsel

  • Hand cleaner

  • Micrometers / Thickness Gauge

  • Pantone Colour guide

  • Viscosity Cups – Zahn and DIN cups

  • 4” Proofers (handles, rubber & Anilox rollers)

  • RK Print (proofing handles, bars, pads and machines)

  • Capatch volume check

  • UV test sheets

  • Ink filters

  • Pallet knives

  • Ph meters & Ph solution

  • Lux meters

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