The invention relates to an inking roller for an inking unit of an offset printing press wherein the inking roller includes a number of zones arranged in the direction of the axis of rotation and at least one ink reservoir in the interior of the inking roller. In each of the number of zones, the at least one ink reservoir is connected to at least one ink exit in the circumferential surface of the inking roller. In inking units of offset printing presses, ink is frequently supplied from an ink fountain or ink reservoir to a group of inking unit rollers by means of an ink fountain roller and ink metering devices arranged along the axis of rotation of the ink fountain.

The inking rollers are normally composed by the ink ductor roller (rubber rollers that first receive the ink), the ink form rollers (rubber rollers that give the ink to the printing plate) and the distributor rollers.

Benefits of Kri Rollers

  • Quick water & ink balance,
  • Less downtime,
  • Cost savings,
  • Enhanced roller life,
  • Low maintenance,
  • Enhanced component life,
  • No recurring costs,
  • Maintained ink & water balance.


  • Hardness range: 20 to 85 Shore A
  • Maximum operating temperature 80°C
  • Good alkali resistance
  • Good ozone resistance
  • Good abrasion resistance
  • Good tear resistance
  • Good resistance to aliphatic and aromatic solvents