Printing envelopes

Discussion in '1-Color and 2-Color Offset Presses' started by 4 color GTO, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. 4 color GTO

    4 color GTO Member

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    I was just wondering, I tape up my impression cylinders in the low areas just like I was raised to do 30 years ago. Are there any new tricks, packing or blankets to make thing easier???
     
  2. mrheidelberg

    mrheidelberg Senior Member

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    You could just use old blankets then you can put a bit more back pressure on. When you have finished put the good blankets/ packing back on. A bit easier than struggling to put tape on the impression cylinders.
     
  3. Printer Mike

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    I run blanket patches when possible(using spray mount adhesive {spray the patch away from the press to avoid a mess}). If I have to run a full blanket, I raise the blanket surface only in the image area, using blanket fix or metering roller cleaner. That way, minimum overall pressure gets the job done without ruining blanket/blankets. Been doing it that way for over 30 years with excellet results.
     
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  5. FFR428

    FFR428 Senior Member

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    Blanket fix! You can buildup the areas as needed. Use minimal pressure slowly adding more till you get a nice impression. It should hold as long as you don't get a jam or suck a double.
     
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