Offset printing machine

9 web offset automation features you must know about

The emerging needs of the industrial sector are demanding for an efficient and reliable printing machine that can perfectly handle numerous print applications with ease.

The emerging needs of the industrial sector are demanding for an efficient and reliable printing machine that can perfectly handle numerous print applications with ease. The Offset Printing machine is one such machine that can cater to the requirements of diverse printing applications efficiently. The mini offset can print on a vast gamut of products like brochures, leaflets, magazines, cards, stationery, and books. The machine ensures that offset lithography takes place without any hassle, and the outcome of the process comes as desired. It consists of various components made from high-quality materials to deliver exceptional performance for a long-term period. 

The credit for the exceptional functioning of the mini offset printing machine goes to its outstanding automatic features. The machine is fully automated and requires negligible human intervention for performing the entire printing application without any difficulty. To help you better understand how the offset machine can boost your organization’s printing capacity, we are listing out its best automation features that will not let anything take a toll on your printing process:

  • Cloth Dampening: The standard dampening system in which the water is transferred to the plate through four rollers, namely water pan roller, sock roller, chrome roller, and damp forme roller. The system comprises a chrome-plated oscillating drum, one form roller, a transfer roller, and a fountain roller (driven by a motor) that helps in regulating the speed of the printing application by delivering the authority of control in the operator’s hand. The continuous feed dampening system offers excellent printing results that make it quite reliable.

  • Brush Dampening: Brush dampening is another dampening system that uses a spiral brush roller in place of a sock roller. The brush roller is backed with an independent fixed speed motor that helps in transferring droplets of water to chrome roller at high rpm to create a firm water layer on it. It can be your best choice in case you are looking forward to long production runs.

  • Spray Dampening: Spray dampening system is backed with advanced technology owing to which delivers high-grade print quality without compromising with efficiency. Using this system can help you reduce start-up waste and make optimum utilization of water and ink. The system has patented valves that ensure great frequency spraying cycle, consistent dampening of the plate cylinder, and delivery of accurate water volumes. The spray dampening system is fully automatic and comes with PLC control.

  • Auto registration system: The system is closed-loop equipment that continuously monitors as well as control any deviation in registration with the aid of an intelligent camera. It has a user-friendly touch screen interface that eases the task of the operator. One of the main advantages of this system is that it makes the most out of every material to deliver the best possible outcome. The camera installed on the top instantly detects the occurrence of any deviation and corrects it at the same time so that the printing process does not get hampered.

  • Motorized Registration: The system allows the operator to adjust registration laterally and circumferentially from a remote desk. In this system, every color is fitted with an independent AC synchronous motor with end limit control that simplifies the task of the operator by providing him/her full control of the complete registration system of the press. As only one operator is required to handle the entire registration process, you can easily lower your manpower cost.

  • Manual Registration: The most basic and cost-effective method for registration control is manual registration. The overall control is given on the machine itself with simple to use attributes. The easy to move handles do not require much physical force to get turned in order to adjust registration. 

  • Conventional Inking System: The system comprises a swing-down ink fountain and 24 keys across the width of the ink fountain roller that allows easy cleaning and controlling of the ink feed. It ensures the highest print quality without compromising on anything.

  • Remote Inking: The remote inking system is backed with state-of-the-art technology and all ink zones pre-set based on CIP3/CIP4/TIFF/PDF file that can be easily fetched from CtP. With this system at your end, you don’t have to worry about manual adjustment of ink keys as all the 24 keys can be controlled from the desk. Even the first copy generated from this system is already ink tuned and corrected. The option for increasing and decreasing the level of the ink remains in the hand of the operator. You can install this system even in your existing press.

  • Pneumatic on/off controls: The system allows you to efficiently control the different functions of the machine, such as dampening, impression, and ink from the remote desk. The functions are fitted with pneumatic cylinders that operate with air to provide the controlling power of the system to the operator. With this system, the operator can switch on all the systems in one go and further decrease the print waste and save time involved in manually reaching out to each printing unit to turn them on.

The features mentioned above can make the processing of your printing applications much more effective. The offset printing machine is a one-time investment that has the capability to bring better ROI consistently for a longer time duration. While making your purchase for an offset machine, make sure that it has the features as mentioned above that can perfectly support your production needs.

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