BIRKAN GMBH - Intelligent offset and flexographic materials


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Our range of blanket products satisfies the strictest quality criteria and the most advanced technical requirements. It comprehends: Blankets for sheetfed or webfed printing, metal printing, packaging printing, label printing, plastic card printing, plastic printing, banknote printing. All blankets are converted to the desired size and barred or laminated in our own production processes for ready-to-use shipping. Delivery of rolls is also possible.

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A quick thickness control of blankets, plates or underlay foils outside the printing press: This is the main function of the transportable, analog BIRKAN thickness gauge. It allows you to check in no time the thickness of your cylinder packing and prevent printing problems. The thickness gauge is equipped with a special feeler for soft materials such as rubber printing blankets. However, other materials not thicker than 5 millimetres can be equally measured.

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BIRKAN GmbH is one of the oldest graphical stockists in Germany. It was founded in 1924 as a distributor of printing blankets, under the name Birkner & Kandlbinder OHG, with its own patent for Triumph rubber printing blankets ‒ revolutionary technology at the time. BIRKAN continues to enjoy success with its offset printing blankets, produced in-house and exported to over 100 countries worldwide. BIRKAN carries a comprehensive range of printing blankets to meet different quality requirements, suitable not only for common offset applications but also for specialised requirements in plastics, metal and intaglio printing. Our range also includes underpacking materials (sheets, foils, press boards and blankets) and measuring equipment. Our extensive inventory allows us to deliver promptly around the world. As a special service, BIRKAN also provides the option of a commissioning warehouse. A new branch of the company ‒ direct laser engraving ‒ is devoted to manufacturing elastomer printing plates.

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Award of a new certification ・ 25 Jul 2022 read more Open In New icon

Seit 19. Juli 2022 ist das Qualitätsmanagement der BIRKAN GmbH erfolgreich nach ISO 9001:2015 zertifiziert. Mit unserer ISO 9001 Zertifizierung geben wir Kunden, Partnern und Lieferanten einen international anerkannten Nachweis von Kompetenz und Leistungsfähigkeit.


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Painhofener Strasse 11

82279 Eching - Germany


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Key figures

  • Company headcount
    11 – 50
  • % of export sales


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    Registered office
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    Manufacturer/ Producer

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  • Check Circle Outline icon National
  • Check Circle Outline icon European
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Payment methods

  • Swift transfer
  • Documentary credit


  • Deutsche Bank AG

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Terms of delivery (incoterms)

  • Purchaser
  • Shared
  • Vendor

Activities of BIRKAN GMBH

  • Printing - supplies
  • Rubber printing blankets
  • Offset printing blankets
  • Coating plates
  • Elastomer printing blocks
  • Photopolymer printing blocks
  • Flexo printing plates
  • Direct laser engraving
  • Particle board for the printing industry
  • Underpacking foil for the printing industry