Standard Finishing
4Over

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

pre printed offset sheets run well thru indigo?

Collapse
CanonKonica Minolta
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • pre printed offset sheets run well thru indigo?

    Hi guys my company is wanting to try and save money by pre printing our flyers in mass on a offset machine and then imprint b&w on the indigo. My question is has anyone done something like this and do you have problems with powder build up or any kind of increase in consumables when running a pre printed offset sheet thru a Indigo?

  • #2
    Hi Danny I snet you a private message.

    Joyce

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by DannyB View Post
      Hi guys my company is wanting to try and save money by pre printing our flyers in mass on a offset machine and then imprint b&w on the indigo. My question is has anyone done something like this and do you have problems with powder build up or any kind of increase in consumables when running a pre printed offset sheet thru a Indigo?
      Hey Danny; I spent 10 years on series 2 Indigos. You didn't mention which series you run so I can only speak about the 5500 and 5600. I ran shells (that's how they refer to a digital press printing on pre-printed sheets) once a month. Usually 10,000 to 15,000 sheets, sometimes up to 20,000. The shells were printed on our 8 color U.V. continuous web offset press. No issues with the Indigo ink adhering to the substrate, but you should test first to be sure before you do this. The worst problem I had was because the shells for this job were printed on 80# gloss text. Normally no issue with that running through the Indigo, but with web presses like we have, the grain direction is always parallel to the web. These sheets were 11 x 18. So going through our web press they were grain long, but going through my Indigo they were grain short. Not a good thing to run thin paper grain short! Lots of problems with wrinkles. I was constantly adjusting the buckle to minimize this. But if you're on thicker paper, probably not an issue. And like I said, I tested this substrate before hand so I knew I was good on ink adhesion. I much prefer my current Ricoh ProC9100 to my Indigo, but I will admit the Indigo was faster running 1 click black. Also, I never printed over offset inks, always in an open area. I've also printed on shells from some of our non-UV presses on uncoated paper, usually 60# uncoated text and also no issues with ink adhesion. Your blanket life will probably go down and you'll have to change impression paper more often because it will really pick up the offset ink. Indigos offer a fast, cheap, black click so if you can get this to work it will probably be a benefit for you. Good luck and let us know how it works out.
      Tom M Ricoh ProC9100

      Comment


      • #4
        If there is image in the area you are overprinting you will need to coat the base shells with a prime coat before overprinting as the Indigo ink will not key to image areas.

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by tpmar View Post

          Hey Danny; I spent 10 years on series 2 Indigos. You didn't mention which series you run so I can only speak about the 5500 and 5600. I ran shells (that's how they refer to a digital press printing on pre-printed sheets) once a month. Usually 10,000 to 15,000 sheets, sometimes up to 20,000. The shells were printed on our 8 color U.V. continuous web offset press. No issues with the Indigo ink adhering to the substrate, but you should test first to be sure before you do this. The worst problem I had was because the shells for this job were printed on 80# gloss text. Normally no issue with that running through the Indigo, but with web presses like we have, the grain direction is always parallel to the web. These sheets were 11 x 18. So going through our web press they were grain long, but going through my Indigo they were grain short. Not a good thing to run thin paper grain short! Lots of problems with wrinkles. I was constantly adjusting the buckle to minimize this. But if you're on thicker paper, probably not an issue. And like I said, I tested this substrate before hand so I knew I was good on ink adhesion. I much prefer my current Ricoh ProC9100 to my Indigo, but I will admit the Indigo was faster running 1 click black. Also, I never printed over offset inks, always in an open area. I've also printed on shells from some of our non-UV presses on uncoated paper, usually 60# uncoated text and also no issues with ink adhesion. Your blanket life will probably go down and you'll have to change impression paper more often because it will really pick up the offset ink. Indigos offer a fast, cheap, black click so if you can get this to work it will probably be a benefit for you. Good luck and let us know how it works out.
          Im running a series 3 7600 and doing exactly what you are talking about printing in an open area on the sheet in B&W. We have xerox 550s that do this but our workload is heavy and time sensitive so we are moving some to the Indigo which is about 4x faster. the only difference is my shells are coming off a Sheetfed SM74 and adhesion is not really my main concern more so the powder the shells are heavy coverage 2 sided and they tend to run powder very heavy.

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by DannyB View Post

            Im running a series 3 7600 and doing exactly what you are talking about printing in an open area on the sheet in B&W. We have xerox 550s that do this but our workload is heavy and time sensitive so we are moving some to the Indigo which is about 4x faster. the only difference is my shells are coming off a Sheetfed SM74 and adhesion is not really my main concern more so the powder the shells are heavy coverage 2 sided and they tend to run powder very heavy.
            Danny: I can't really speak to offset powder, our conventional web presses don't use it. My guess would be the offset powder would travel the path of blanket, to PIP, to cleaning station, to I.O. tank, to I.O. filters (I believe they are 2 micron) to ink tanks etc... Still probably not a deal breaker. Watch your I.O. flowrate and maybe drain and replace the I.O. and replace the I.O. filters more regularly.
            Tom M Ricoh ProC9100

            Comment

            Unconfigured Static HTML Module

            Collapse

            Static HTML Module Content
            4OverStandard FinishingDuploSmartsoft (Presswise)CanonKBAUltimateTharstern
            CanonDuploStandard Finishing

            What's Going On

            Collapse

            There are currently 4680 users online. 118 members and 4562 guests.

            Most users ever online was 6,597 at 10:25 AM on 04-20-2018.

            Working...
            X