- June 01, 2009
Preset, Print, Perfect Board
Speedmaster XL 105-P press with perfecting device can print and perfect at speeds to 15,000 sph. End-to-end preset abilities coupled with enhanced three-drum perfecting system are claimed to ensure easy operation for challenging print jobs. Print and perfect up to 24-pt board at a maximum sheet size of 750 × 1050 mm. Operators can preset press by entering sheet size and thickness during the estimating or prepress processes or directly at the press. It can be preset for the amount of blast and suction air in the feeder, as well as for functions related to sheet transfer, the perfecting device, and the delivery. Reduces makeready time and guarantees accuracy, the company says.
Increase Bond Strength of Adhesives
Dyne-A-Mite IT atmospheric plasma treater is said to increase bond strength for both hot melt and cold glue adhesives for improved performance in folder/gluer operations. Also said to increase folding carton production speeds and generate cost savings by allowing the use of less expensive adhesives and eliminating the need for mechanical surface preparations such as glue flap roughening and perforating.
Press-Test Forms Improve Printing
Two offset press-test forms fit large-format presses, eliminating the need for extra stepping. The 35×50-in. form is run on press sheets with width sizes ranging from 51-56 in., and the 42×62-in. form is for press sheets with width sizes ranging from 63-65 in. Forms are designed to assess press attributes and print conditions objectively, to analyze printing problems, control color conditions, achieve quality printing with less waste, and optimize press performance with reduced makeready time.