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Newspaper presses are very similar to normal offset presses except the printing units are arranged vertically instead of horizontally. This is done to conserve fl oor space due to the vast amount o…

Newspaper presses are very similar to normal offset presses except the printing units are arranged vertically instead of horizontally. This is done to conserve fl oor space due to the vast amount o…

“Cold-set” presses are generally in the 17-inch wide range. This of course varies as large newspaper presses today are also mostly “cold-set.” These “baby webs” …

"Cold-set" presses are generally in the wide range. This of course varies as large newspaper presses today are also mostly "cold-set." These "baby webs"

Flying Splicer “Flying Splice” – As the main feeding roll nears its end, the roll stand is rotated to bring the next full roll of paper into running position. This is done with th…

Flying Splicer “Flying Splice” – As the main feeding roll nears its end, the roll stand is rotated to bring the next full roll of paper into running position.

Heatset implies heat. To set and dry the ink, heat is applied via an drying oven which evapo-rates the solvents in the ink. After the printed web passes through the oven, the web passes a series of…

To set and dry the ink, heat is applied via an drying oven which evapo-rates the solvents in the ink. After the printed web passes through the oven, the web passes a series of…

A detailed description of web offset press operation is beyond the scope of this publication or training. However, the growth of web printing for books, newspapers, magazines, business forms, etc. …

A detailed description of web offset press operation is beyond the scope of this publication or training. However, the growth of web printing for books,

With all the high speeds and productivity needed in today’s sheetfed market, How does the printer keep it all together? 20 or 30 years ago most of the process was hand driven in other words a…

Sheet Fed Printing – Today’s Automated Press

The delivery unit takes the paper from the printing unit and places it on the delivery pile. There are two common designs for sheetfed press delivery units: gravity and chain gripper systems. Typei…

The delivery unit takes the paper from the printing unit and places it on the delivery pile. There are two common designs for sheetfed press delivery units: gravity and chain gripper systems.

The printing unit places a water solution (fountain) and ink on the offset plate, transfers the image to the blanket cylinder, then to the paper. It then delivers the paper to the delivery unit. Th…

The printing unit places a water solution (fountain) and ink on the offset plate, transfers the image to the blanket cylinder, then to the paper. It then delivers the paper to the delivery unit.

All presses are composed of four basic units: feeder, registration, printing, and delivery. It is important that you understand the process a sheet of paper goes through in its trip from the infeed…

All presses are composed of four basic units: feeder, registration, printing, and delivery. It is important that you understand the process a sheet of paper goes through in its trip from the infeed…

“Perfecting” is done by the use of a special cylinder. In normal operation the printed sheet from the first unit is transferred to the second via a transfer cylinder. This is done by ta…

“Perfecting” is done by the use of a special cylinder. In normal operation the printed sheet from the first unit is transferred to the second via a transfer cylinder. This is done by ta…

Sheet fed presses are used in the printing industry to print jobs that require lower counts. For example, if a printer was printing a job that required 50,000 impressions they would use a sheetfed …

Sheet fed presses are used in the printing industry to print jobs that require lower counts. For example, if a printer was printing a job that required impressions they would use a sheetfed …

There are four key ingredients in an ink: Pigments Solvents Vehicles Additives Pigments – These are dry particles that give color to ink. There are various types of pigments such as organic a…

There are four key ingredients in an ink: Pigments Solvents Vehicles Additives Pigments – These are dry particles that give color to ink. There are various types of pigments such as organic a…

Offset press blankets are made of supporting fabric and a rubber composite. Various rubber materials are used for the transfer of the image from the plate to the blanket. Blankets come in compressi…

Offset press blankets are made of supporting fabric and a rubber composite. Various rubber materials are used for the transfer of the image from the plate to the blanket. Blankets come in compressi…

Fountain solutions as used on a offset press to keep the ink from adhering to the non-image areas of the offset plate. There are seven key functions of a fountain solution: Keep ink off the backgro…

Fountain solutions as used on a offset press to keep the ink from adhering to the non-image areas of the offset plate. There are seven key functions of a fountain solution: Keep ink off the backgro…

The goal of any inking system is to place a uniform layer of ink across every dimension of the printing plate. The Lithographic process is unique in that it requires the ink form rollers to pass in…

The goal of any inking system is to place a uniform layer of ink across every dimension of the printing plate. The Lithographic process is unique in that it requires the ink form rollers to pass in…

The conventional or Direct dampening system employs a fountain roller which picks up the fountain solution in the fountain pan. A ductor roller takes the fountain solution from the fountain roller …

The conventional or Direct dampening system employs a fountain roller which picks up the fountain solution in the fountain pan. A ductor roller takes the fountain solution from the fountain roller …