Best and worst places to buy rubber rollers from?
I have seen a range of prices, and im wondering if some are better than others. I have never had new rollers — and who knows where the ones I have came from (or how old they are..)
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Just use NA Graphics. That is about all you need to know. Talk to Fritz and he will help you get what is right for your press.
I can tell you where not to go: Roll Crafters. A year ago I sent them 3 form rollers to be re-covered and when I got them back and checked them out, found that they were out of round.
I immediately shipped them back and called them, explaining the problem. I was assured by the plant manager that they would re-do them and they also apologized for the problem.
Three weeks later with still no rollers I initiated a series of telephone calls which always resulted in being told that my rollers were going to be completed and shipped within a few days.
Three more weeks elapsed and I wound up contacting the company president who finally lit a fire under the production manager and I did receive the rollers which were fine.
I realize that mistakes can occur but this began in April and ended in July. Being fed a series of lies was inexcusable. Thank goodness I had a second set of rollers to use during this long saga.
Wow — that sounds just like what I want to avoid! I plan to keep my set and have another set done, so I am not with out my rollers.
Has any one bought the rubber rollers that Crocodile Industries (in Oregon) sells?
Mine came from the fine folks at the Tarheel Roller & Brayer Company.
I used RotaDyne http://www.rotadyne.com/new_page_117.htm, for my Windmill rollers, they did an excellent job.
I bought my set from NA Graphics, too. I’m very pleased with them.
I get all my rollers from Ramco Rollers in San Dimas, CA. Adrian and Jane are the nicest people to work with. I posted about them here: http://joiestudio.blogspot.com/2007/09/fun-with-rollers.html
Nils from Tagalong Press also posted: http://thetagalongpress.blogspot.com/2008/04/good-source-for-good-roller...