qmdi waterless deltion pens???

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  1. DI.PRO.GUY

    DI.PRO.GUY Member

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    We opens all of our deletion pens( for waterless plates) for our QMDI(10 pens no good) (bought them from presstek) and they are all looking like grape jelly.Not good,so they dont work,,i tried putting a little plate cleaner in them but it didnt do a thing.and ofcourse i have to work this weekend,anybody know of something i could use??
    thanks guys
     
  2. jan

    jan Senior Member

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    Just try one from VIM. The correction kit consist of two small bottles. You mix them each time fresh. In this way they keep longer then one from Presstek.
     
  3. DI.PRO.GUY

    DI.PRO.GUY Member

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    where can i get the VIM deletion pens???
    who sells them???
     
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  5. 2ampress

    2ampress Senior Member

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    I had the same issue with the pens...
    Once we started priming each unit 20 times before the initial image for the day, almost all of our scratching issues went away.

    Cheers,

    Tracy
     
  6. mrheidelberg

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    Have you actually monitored the amount of water that x20 pushes uses. Do you get much excess water in bottom of the outer shell of the wash units.
     
  7. 2ampress

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    I haven't experienced any overflow from the units. Each unit has a bit of a reserve at the bottom which has never overflowed into the chassis of the press. The most amount of water at the bottom of the wash unit is about 6 mm.
     
  8. ddy3smptr

    ddy3smptr New Member

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    Best Deletion Media for QMDI

    From Heidelberg or Toray. Get the silicon deletion syringe with cotton applicator tips. They are expensive, but they have a very long shelf life and work like a champ. You can get them through Heidelberg's QMDI help desk
     
  9. mrheidelberg

    mrheidelberg Senior Member

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    Would you not buy VIM consumables from VIM or a VIM agent.
    I wouldn't think Heidelberg or even Presstek would sell VIM products.
     
  10. kev c

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    kev c

    Yep find someone who sells st1 solution,is a silicon additive you put on plate for short run repairs
     

  11. shaneo67

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    i pump the units up 5 times in the morning then do a plate wash on the platres from the day b4 and have really reduced scratching..
     
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