heidelberg presses
speedmaster 102 sample schematic

Heidelberg was established over 150 years ago as a bell foundry and machine shop. The company is now the largest supplier to the printing & publishing industry with nearly a quarter of a million employees responsible for 400,000 Heidelberg presses in 170 different countries.


Quality products deserve quality after sales service. This is why we at Reliant use rubber specifically designed by British Vita for rollers on each individual printing press. Our expertise in rubber technology ensures only the highest standards from manufacturing through to finishing and inspection. New printing rollers are available mainly from stock but we also provide a recovering and regrinding service if required.


The following list is a sample of just some of the Heidelberg printing presses served:


GTO 46, GTO 52, MO 43, Speedmaster 52, Speedmaster 72, Speedmaster 74, Speedmaster 102…


printing rollers


Dampener Rollers


checking journal diameterspolished dampener roller


Reliant Rubber has the expertise and knowledge of a range of rollers and compounds utilised for products such as dampeners. British Vita supplies all compounds, but we are able to advise on the optimum compounds bearing in mind the amount of water to be carried to the plate. These products take the principle of carrying extra water to the plate to a new level of technical performance by greatly improving the evenness and consistency of the water film. This helps prevent “dry-outs”, giving higher print quality and longer runs.