Solids on Printmaster

Discussion in '1-Color and 2-Color Offset Presses' started by qprint, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. qprint

    qprint New Member

    Feb 2015
    Utah, United States
    I have a job that I run that is single color. This is one of my largest, and most steady jobs. It is a single color that is run on pre-printed shells. These shells are run 4-up on a large sheet at a different company. The end user has the shells cut down, and shipped to me where I imprint, single color, the final art. I then cut to finished size, package and dilver. I have been running this project on a QMDI for several years now. I just picked up a 2-color printmaster to help with work loads and to act as a backup. I am having a problem on the prinmaster keeping the solids clean. I get buildup on the blanket from powder, since the sheets are pre-printed, and paper hairs from them being cut down. On the QMDI i simply engaged the head before the head I was running so that blanket could pick up alot of the loose material, and I didn't have to wipe the plate and blanket that often. But with the printmaster I am having to constantly clean to keep the solids looking good. I am wondering what suggestions you might have to help with this, or if there are any accessories that may help.
  2. oharek

    oharek Member

    Sep 2007
    USA Baltimore Maryland
    Do you have an air compressor? Are the cut down sheets small enough to handle that you could blow air thru the sheets before putting them in the feeder? I have done that to blow out powder. Even better if you have a table top jogger blow air with the sheets jogging on that.
  3. Swifty2

    Swifty2 Senior Member

    Mar 2013
    run the stock through with out printing...then clean up the press /all the powder that falls off ,..then try running the job..I have a terrible time with solids...I always end up putting in blank slip sheet so I can cut with out offsetting!!!