Search found 10 matches

by Yow Ling
Fri Jun 16, 2023 2:37 am
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Flexo spitting
Replies: 4
Views: 876

Flexo spitting

Hi we have a bit of a problem with spitting on one of our presses Its a Comco Commander 18 with UV curing. We have a range of aniloxes from 200 lpi to 800lpi mostly hex cell but a couple of tri helical which are less of a problem doctor blades are steel lamella tip 1/2' in factory dr blade holders. ...
by Yow Ling
Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Inkjet receptive coating
Replies: 1
Views: 5457

Inkjet receptive coating

Can anyone suggest a waterbased coating to make card or selfadhesive stocks into a stock suitable for inkjet like the Epson or Primera on demand color printers.
We can easily buy pre coated self adhesive , but we need a card stock. My local ink supplier has come up empty handed

Thanks
by Yow Ling
Tue Dec 24, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Edale Gamma 's Ink Tray
Replies: 4
Views: 4524

Re: Edale Gamma 's Ink Tray

Does your Gamma have ink tray heaters? Can you load the low viscosity ink with more pigment Have you tried a higher bcm anilox Maybe the Edale guy was just suggesting you try another ink supplier for this particular ink, we buy some inks from suppliers other than our preferred just for one or 2 spec...
by Yow Ling
Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Webtron 650 fife hydraulic web guide repair.
Replies: 11
Views: 14345

Re: Webtron 650 fife hydraulic web guide repair.

I think I have a similar guide on an old Arpeco, we had a similar problem after we removed the diaphram cover. There is a button /spacer that helps preload the diaphram with a spring, it fits nicley in the vacuum port even though it shouldnt, maybe you have done the same. There are a couple of contr...
by Yow Ling
Tue May 21, 2013 4:09 am
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Watter processed photopolymer plate
Replies: 6
Views: 4364

Re: Watter processed photopolymer plate

Sorry for the late reply, we use water wash flexoplates every day. We use .045" Toyobo Cosmolight, they come in a few different hardnesses, the one we have found best for our needs is NF114H. We have good results with waterbased and UV inks. They are easy to make, require no chemicals other tha...
by Yow Ling
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Doctor Blade information reqd
Replies: 3
Views: 2532

Doctor Blade information reqd

We have a Comco Commander 18 which we converted from enclosed chambers to ducts. We run a lamela blade at about 33 degrees from vertical with a pressure bar etc We are experiencing a bit of spitting that we would like to resolve. My questions are: What is the correct angle ? We made our own blade ho...
by Yow Ling
Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Prepress
Topic: Backing up calibration, Harlequin Rip
Replies: 2
Views: 4036

Re: Backing up calibration, Harlequin Rip

Thanks, thats what I was thinking but when I went looking I couldnt find them. Ill have another look . Failing that I will just mirror the drive. (that really means have somebody clever mirror the drive)
Cheers
mike
by Yow Ling
Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Prepress
Topic: Backing up calibration, Harlequin Rip
Replies: 2
Views: 4036

Backing up calibration, Harlequin Rip

We have an ESKO Dotmate 7500 imagesetter with Harlequin Rip (RipMate)
How do I make backups of the Calibration sets and Tone curves ?
Thanks
Mike
by Yow Ling
Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: I wanted to show off a little...
Replies: 2
Views: 2807

Re: I wanted to show off a little...

Great work ! You are lucky that they give you the time to do this project.
by Yow Ling
Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:53 am
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Testing Diecut for Strikethrough
Replies: 6
Views: 6063

Re: Testing Diecut for Strikethrough

we use food colouring and water, apply with a paintbrush but dont rub it in, then wipe it off with a rag, inspect. We use glassine so Im not sure how it goes with kraft