Is Miller tp74 suitable to print on 400gsm paper

Discussion in '4-Color Offset Presses +' started by PPL Print and Packaging, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. PPL Print and Packaging

    PPL Print and Packaging New Member

    Sep 2019
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Is this machine suitable to print on 400gsm duplex paper? If no, which machine is ok for stock thicknesses of 350 to 400gsm card paper?
  2. turbotom1052

    turbotom1052 Senior Member

    Oct 2008
    I wouldn't recommend it for a number of reasons. Miller presses although good in their day for a particular kind of work, would have a hard time running thick board, even when in good shape. The sheet on a Miller is introduced into the press via an overfeed cam at the register table. This infeed system can be a problem with heavier stock, in that at times it can scuff the coating off of the first couple of inches of paper from the gripper back. Also in that 74cm format you will find yourself often running the grain short, as in that half press configuration paper supply would be limited in a long grain orientation. At least that's how it is in the United States. If anything like here you will find yourself paying a premium to get stock with the preferred long grain. Unless of course you purchase your stock in a very large sheet size and quarter it on the cutter. Running heavy board, short grain, would result in lots of slapping issues!!!