Harper releases free anilox troubleshooting guide
Harper GraphicSolutions, the technical service arm of global anilox supplier Harper Corp. of America, has produced an illustrated guide for troubleshooting anilox roll applications. Available free upon request, the 24-page guide provides a comprehensive reference to common and not-so-common conditions that frequently arise during the anilox printing process.
Topics covered in the new guide include suggested care of bearings and gears, solutions to plate cylinder over-impressions, corrective actions for misaligned anilox, plate and impression cylinders, and cures for excessive impressions between plate and substrate. The guide also addresses ink-related issues, including monitoring of ink pressure, elimination of ink flooding and excessive pressure, avoiding improper settings of the ink roller nip, solutions to fast-drying ink, ink with excessive viscosity, water-based ink with insufficient pH, solvent imbalances and more.
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