BFS Pressroom Solutions

Roller Manufacture

BFS offers new, exchange and recovered printing rollers, suitable for all press types and print sectors using specialist compounds for all applications whether conventional, UV or mixed as well as being the UK’s sole licensed manufacturer of Westland Rollers.

BFS and its expertise of rubber compounds has become synonymous with knowledge and innovation when it comes to roller manufacture in the UK. Both original manufacturers of printing machinery as well as printers rely upon BFS’s craftmanship and innovation.

New technology has made it possible to create exciting new rubber compounds such as Westland’s market leading WeroAqua and BFS’s own Endura range with astonishing surface properties that can make the whole printing process more economical and environmentally friendly.

BFS understands the technical challenges the printing industry faces and constantly strives for new print process solutions by intelligently combining materials and surface finishes. As an example, in 2020 many printers made the switch to a dampening roller that can help eliminate the use of costly IPA .

In addition to press rollers, BFS responds to bespoke specifications including laminating rollers, folder rollers, plate processing rollers as well as industrial printing rollers, trommel wheels and even fork-lift truck tyres.

Roller collections and deliveries are available on existing UK routes.

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BFS supplies an extensive range of specialist pressroom consumables from some of the world’s most eminent manufacturers.

A family business established in Berkshire 35 years ago, BFS began by supplying Rollin self-adhesive printing blankets to business forms and envelope printers but quickly gained stature within the print industry and widened its product portfolio to extend its range of printing consumables.

The company soon became the exclusive converter of Rollin tension blankets in the UK, making BFS one of the premier printing blanket converters in the country. Today, BFS retains that title in addition to offering its customers the largest choice of specialist offset printing blankets, including World leading names, such as Vulcan, Kruse, Printec, Rollin, Continental and Folex. With additional investment in the latest cutting technology in 2020 BFS can now also claim to be one of just a handful of remaining blanket converters in the UK with the ability to convert even the largest of blankets.

After establishing its place in the offset blanket and consumables market BFS acquired Tyke Rollers and began offering a roller recovery and manufacturing service to its customers. Rollers became a major part of the business and a partnership with German-based roller manufacturers, Westland Gummiwerke GmbH & Co, was formed. This partnership established BFS as the sole licensee for Westland Rollers in the UK. BFS continues to invest in cutting edge automated roller manufacturing equipment unrivalled by its competitors.

Today, as well as Westland compound rubber rollers, BFS offers its own branded Endura range of roller compounds alongside other BFS brands, ICON and REVIVE, which cover printing chemistry and roller care products. All this sits within a comprehensive catalogue of compatible consumables covering every eventuality and make of press.

All makes of machine are catered for including ManRoland, Sakurai, Heidelberg, KBA, Komori, Mitsubishi, Ryobi.

BFS’s head office is in Reading, Berkshire together with the specialist blanket conversion unit. The specialist roller manufacturing facility is located at Haverhill, Suffolk where rollers are manufactured, recovered and popular models are available for exchange.

Daily deliveries and collections are made to customers throughout the UK with regional technical sales managers covering each area of the country.

BFS offers a fast, responsive service, highly competitive pricing, and a fantastic array of products to suit printers of all types and sizes. Full technical support & advice is available throughout the UK from a team of carefully selected print industry professionals.

Whatever your print consumable requirements, or situation to be resolved, simply pick up the phone and call the BFS sales team for help. You may be surprised at how easily you could improve your performance, reduce your operating costs, or find the bespoke parts that you need.

Contact details


Tel: 0118 930 5999

Address: Unit 5, Pincents Kiln Industrial Park, Pincents Ln, Calcot, Theale, Reading, RG31 7SD