Different Industrial Printing Methods

Used Heidelberg Printing Machines DealerWhen it comes to printing, the market has significantly changed over the past so many years. Earlier printing books, brochures, broadsheets, newspapers and other printed material are carried out via white-glove process. But our hearty thanks to Johannes Gutenberg’s for giving birth to movable printing machines back in 1439. Since then the printing process has been revolutionized immensely and has been  widely used all across Europe and America.  The movable type of printing comes with the greater advantage of faster printing of books which in turn allowed people to get in tune with the worldly knowledge and education.

Due to incessant technological advancements and up-gradations,  printing has come a long way. Books and other printable commodities can now be produced in bulk in a very short span of time while maintaining the quality of printing. There are now a wide range of printing processes publishers can choose from. Let’s go though some of the most popular printing methods used today.

Used offset Printing Machines in IndiaOffset – The full name of this Printing process is offset lithography. Offset printing technology  is the most commonly used printing technique on the market, appropriate and fast for printing on paper, cardboard, plastic and other flat materials. Offset is widely used for printing books, newspaper, brochures, broadsheets, stationery, packaging, etc.

Flexography – In flexography flexible (generally rubber) printing plate is used, which stretches the range of substrates that can be printed on. Material such as Plastics, metals, cellophane and other materials can be easily printed on. Flexo technology is generally used for packaging and labels and to a less widely for printing newspapers.

Digital printing – Digital printing is a recent developed technique where printing is done using digital image through a range of media.

Different variants of  printing technologies such as inkjet and xerography are also referred to as digital printing. These are the newest processes and as such, they are gradually replacing other traditional processes. They also offer new opportunities such as variable data printing, in which each printed copy is entirely different from the previous one.

Screen printing – Screen printing is carried out by using a mesh to transfer ink onto a substrate, leaving the areas made impenetrable to the ink by a blocking stencil.

This printing technique can be done on a wide range of materials and the printing surface does not necessarily have to be perfectly flat. Printing t-shirts or glass surfaces or on wood are some of the examples.

Used Heidelberg Printing MachinesRotogravure – Also known as gravure, is a type of intaglio printing process, this is a technique in which an image is engraved onto a printing cylinder. That cylinder is inked like offset printing and flexography, it uses a rotary printing press. The ink engraved onto the cylinder is subsequently transfers to the paper.  Gravure is used for high volume work such as newspapers,  magazines, and packaging.

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All You Wanted to Know About The New Stahl folder TH 82-P

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At the Drupa 2016, Heidelberg Druckmaschinen AG showcased the new gen Stahl folder TH 82-P. This is the enhanced version of the earlier TH 82, wherein the P symbolizes the three plus points – performance, productivity, and reliability. This new equipment comes across as a flexible folding machine, which can be utilized for a variety of applications. In fact, users all over the world have been appreciating the performance of this machine, which has helped them to experience improved productivity and better production planning. Here’s some information on this state-of-the-art machine from Heidelberg:

Technical Specs

The Stahl folder TH 82-P comes with a Feeder and folding units. It can process a maximum sheet size of 82×112.5 cm and a minimum sheet size of 42×30 cm. While the maximum pile height can be 120 cm, the paper weight may range from 70–250 g/m2. It also comes equipped with a touchscreen MCT control system, which enables pressmen to make use of direct keys for the primary functions. Simple to set up and easy to operate, this system allows for strict monitoring of sheet travel. With only four clicks, the machine is ready to use. All one needs to do is select the sheet format, grammage, and fold type.

Performance

While the Used Offset Printing Machines of the Stahl folder TH/KH series run at a maximum speed of 9,000 to 12,000 sheets per hour, the TH 82-P offers enhanced productivity by running at a speed of up to 16,000 sheets per hour, the credit of which goes to its shingled folding functionality. It is perfectly suited to cater to 16-page A4 signatures as well as parallel folds, which can be processed on the saddle stitcher or perfect binder. The most unique feature of this machine is that even after increasing the speed, there is no need for the folding length to be adjusted, thus resulting in overall higher productivity. Then, the price-performance ratio is also equally impressive.

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Polar Die-Cutters for Processing Plastic Labels

For processing plastic labels, make use of new & used Polar cutting machines.

New and Used Polar Cutting Machines are known for their sturdiness and reliability. They cater to a variety of materials, starting from polyethylene, plastic labels, aluminium foils, rubber, photographic papers, to leather, felt, cork, bitumen, glass wool, fabrics, and much more. Here’s an overview of Polar machines that are perfectly suited for plastic labels:

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Used Polar Cutting Machines

POLAR LabelSystem DCC-M

This stand-alone die-cutter is fully adept to process compressible plastic materials in small as well as medium runs. It offers supreme levels of flexibility and is extremely user-friendly. Thanks to the OptChange feature, job change is just a matter of 10-15 minutes. It caters to label sizes ranging from 50 x 50 mm to 170 x 250 mm. In one minute it can run 6 cycles. The good news is that owing to the features of motorized precision adjustment and alignment & clamping of stack on all four sides, it is very much possible to achieve exact precision.

POLAR LabelSystem DCC-11

Backed by the remarkable counter-pressure system, the DCC-11 is the perfect proposition for highly-automated in-line production of plastic die-cut labels of sizes from 50 x 50 mm to 170 x 250 mm. The Automatic cutter Autocut 25 having alternate knife frame enables quick preparation of materials. Then there is the ultra-sonic welding unit, which eliminates the need of preheating, thereby, resulting in saving of material. It caters to die-cut formats of 46 x 46 mm to a maximum of 166 x 246 mm. In a minute, it can perform 8 cycles.

POLAR LabelSystem DC-11plus

This is by far the most productive and efficient systems for industrial production of banded die-cut labels. Owing to the menu-driven system, it is easier to operate the machine as well as reduce the makeready times. This machine enables print shops to complete 24 cycles in one minute and process a whopping 1440 bundles in 60 minutes! The OnePunchRegister helps in positioning the cutting die in perfect alignment with the printed image. Further, the system die-cutter DCplus comes outfitted with an alternate-frame system with patent positioning, which facilitates preparation off the machine. For precise adjustment, there’s a motor-driven single-station bander BDplus size adjustment.

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