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Thread: Ink duct Foils

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009

    Ink duct Foils

    Hi all,
    We recently bought Saphira foils for our press, but these foils are not lasting more than 4 or 5 days. we talked to Heidelberg agency in my country and they say it can b some technical issue. I don't agree with them bcoz the earlier foils that we were using from a different manufacturer, we were able to use them for two weeks.
    It looks to me that the thickness of these foils is less than the earlier ones....any Ideas on this?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2009

    Wow that’s crazy 2 two weeks, good for you guys, we also order the Saphira foils and in every box theres a card that says” these foils are not meant for UV base inks” my Heidelberg guy told us to change them every day shift 24/7 because we use uv inks, and theres no good UV foils in Ontario- Canada that i know of

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2010

    It looks to me that the thickness of these foils is less than the earlier ones....any Ideas on this?
    We had the same issue. The ones that are more opaque/thicker are the ones to get. Although youre doing well using them for two weeks. Basically we ran them until you couldn't tighten the tension screw anymore except for when we were running opaque white as they'd wear through

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2011

    Opaque white will eat right through Saphira foils. I can get a week out of them when doing process work.
    It's just like Heidelberg Consumables to tell you that the press is the problem. That's all they do is point fingers at the press.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    retired to panama

    im thinking the foils dont owe you anything if your getting a weeks worth of life out of them. They are after all a consumable. If i put foils in the press on a Monday and keep 4/c process inks in the press for a week they get dumped at the end of the week along with any ink thats left over in the fountain after a week of running. More than that and as mentioned your having to tighten down the foils to their limit and they get thin enough to where you cant close down the zones enough to control really light coverage areas.
    Last edited by turbotom1052; 03-26-2011 at 06:08 AM. Reason: typo

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  7. #6
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Eastern U.S.

    Does anyone know if there's a one-size-fits-all foil for the Speedmaster series or are there specific fountain specs for each model: SM, CS, CD, CX, SX and XL?

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