Heidelberg CD102 - Print Shrinkage
We are currently printing 55 x 90 cards 110up on a B1 Sheets, then rotary diecut. The issue is all the cards have Terms and conditions on the reverse (text close to the trim), the customer has found cards towards the Tail edge of the sheet, the T&C's are too close to the trim compared to the cards to the middle / grip edge.
Initially I thought the dispro on the forme was incorrect, but after outputting a CAD drawing and overlaying the Sheet, I found from the start of the sheet to the tail edge the print had actually started to shrink gradually final ending about 1mm on the Tail end row of cards.
Ive check all measurements on the CAD drawing and its spot on (692mm tick to tick), the plates are fine (692,, tick to tick), but the print is 691mm.
How can this be, ive heard of paper stretch, but Paper shrinkage !!
UV inks, sheetwork, 400gsm B1 stock 4col both sides - Heidelberg CD102 5 / 1
Any help would be great
Are you printing this on the same 4/c press? If so how is the front side length??? - other than that . . and its been a long time since I've been on a press but you can change the length (around the cylinder) by changing the packing take some out of your blanket and add it to your plate . . or the other way around - like I said its been a long time since I've had to deal with this issue
Originally Posted by dabob
Yeah, someone said that today, but one of the press guys said you shouldnt pack out your plates, one to think about
The Jobs has been printed on the same press, Front side (Grip) looks fine...the shrinkage starts at around the middle of the B1 Sheet
I too face the same problem when i print 6 colour job on my KBA105 5 colour machine. We print 4 colour on 170 gsm paper, then try to print 2 spot colours. there is size shrinkage in 4colour, causing registration problem.
We did try to keep the paper in room temperature for 1 day, checked all blanket, packing, blanket tightening, alchohol, ph, etc, etc. still the problem remains same. I too look forward for solution to this problem.
I suggest you read the PDFs I have posted, re print length
Thread: Print Length Issues page 2
Link - printlength issues. constantly.
Lets not reinvent the wheel ,If you want to shorten the image add some packing under your plate!
Crucial Step !
Pray do - tell us the next crucial step to take after adding packing under the plate !!
ummmmmmmm take a hit and up see if it DA fits
not as wise as you old guys, iv only been doing this for umm 27 years now