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    I am trying to improve our output. I tried to use heidelberg brand blankets and they just were not transferring ink very well. so I bought some pacesetter pinnacles, and the difference is night and day. black runs more dense and cleaner. is there a blanket out there that is preferred.

    rob

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    Hi,

    I use david M QL Blues, there ok but tend to pinhole, so we swapped to acura blankets. These withstand smashes better but dont transfer as well, so at the moment im not happy with either.

    Paul

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    • #3
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      I have heard that fuji makes a good blanket. is there any one using fuji blankets?

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      • #4
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        Day 3610

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        • #5
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          We've used the DAY 3000 series blankets for as long as I can remember. The current series of this blanket is stamped "DAY 30004" on the backs. We get them from Accurate Printing Supply in Charlotte, NC. We have tried many, many blankets through the years, just to see if we can find something better...but have never found anything that prints as nice for us. The blankets are durable, and print the sharpest dot (our current standard line screen is 300). We are running this blanket with TOYO inks and BOTTCHER chemistry. (Note: I also know this blanket as the "Blue Patriot 3000", although I don't know if this is actually what the blanket is called anymore...this may be an old name). We have used this blanket on everything from our oldest classic style Heidelberg to our new XL105. (P.S. I can't figure out why Heidelberg sells the blankets they do. They print terrible. The first thing our demonstrator did was to take them off and replace them with the DAY blankets. Go figure)

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          • #6
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            Please try To use CONTIAIR LITHO HC.oR HEIDELBERG ENTROPIA. We are supplying the same to many Heidelberg customer.They are very happy iwth the result.No complain Blanket.
            Paul
            Reprographic system and supplies
            www.indiamart.com/reprographic

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            • #7
              Re: what blankets are you using

              Try the Conti-Air Latitude available from Prisco. The blanket is perfect for Heidleberg presses and has been fully validated by Heidleberg in Germany for their sheetfed presses. There hundreds of users of Latitude in North America.
              Eric A. Gutwillig
              VP of Marketing - Prisco (Printers' Service)

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              • #8
                Re: what blankets are you using

                thank everyone, its good to know that I am not the only one that found the heidi blankets to be terrible. I would have never expected to see such a large difference. the difference was truly unbelievable. worse let I put those heidi blankets on our di. I wondered why we were not happy with the di quality.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Paultheprinter View Post
                  Hi,

                  I use david M QL Blues, there ok but tend to pinhole, so we swapped to acura blankets. These withstand smashes better but dont transfer as well, so at the moment im not happy with either.

                  Paul
                  Hi Paul,

                  I am the National Product manager for Toyo Ink Australia, we use to sell the acura blankets into the market and found them to be a average blanket with OK quality.

                  Over the last year we have evaluated a lot of different blankets from around the world and found the Meiji 9700A blanket to be one of the best quality blankets on the market.

                  We have now been selling them in to the Australian market for the last 6 months and have had no problems and printers love them.

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                  • #10
                    Yep Meiji. Great product.

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                    • #11
                      Hi there,

                      just to reply to the above post two above this one. The accura was great at withstanding smashes but litho supplies who supplied the blankets only dealt with accura and day int at the time (or thats what we were told) and due to consumable tie ins were had to make the best of a bad situation. Do you supply these blankets to the uk market ? If you do e-mail me and ill sort out a pres trial.

                      Paul

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                      • #12
                        I have used and tested virtually every blanket made. We tried the new Fuzion blanket from Allied and our pressmen fell in love with it. It has a new compressible layer that is unique to it and it prints fantastic. We run 20 micron stochastic as well as conventional dots and have no problems at all. Low dot gain, excellent release and on top of all that I get double the life with these blankets. We have five Heidelberg's running these at the moment. Two 40" six colors, one 40" two color perfector, one 40" one color and one six color 20".

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                        • #13
                          I have just tried the Meiji 9700A blankets on our shinohara 52, and am very disapointed..
                          I have had them on just for today, and have had to take them off, Waste of money that was..
                          The dot structure and dot gain with this blanket is apualing,, We could not get a clean screen, it was full of jagged edges and was actually the worst looking print I have seen out of all the blankets we have used..
                          To confirm it wasn't just the file it self I put on a job I had just printed on our old Printec blankets and with the Printec blanket's even the finest screen was open, but with the Meiji the same screens were completly filled in..

                          The only thing I noticed is that I could have my impression backed off a lot more, then the printec blankets..
                          One weird thing is the Meiji seem thincker then our other blankets even though they state there 1.96 ??
                          The reason for trying them was the Printec's pinhole after a while...


                          Kel or Toyo rep please elaborate on what is ment to be so great about them..




                          Originally posted by brenm View Post

                          I am the National Product manager for Toyo Ink Australia, we use to sell the acura blankets into the market and found them to be a average blanket with OK quality.

                          Over the last year we have evaluated a lot of different blankets from around the world and found the Meiji 9700A blanket to be one of the best quality blankets on the market.

                          We have now been selling them in to the Australian market for the last 6 months and have had no problems and printers love them.

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                          • #14
                            it's been my experience that you cant just swap a blanket and expect results. whats your procedure for swapping them out? just a straight swap? do you use a packing guage and change your blanket packing with each new blanket?



                            Originally posted by Lukew View Post
                            I have just tried the Meiji 9700A blankets on our shinohara 52, and am very disapointed..
                            I have had them on just for today, and have had to take them off, Waste of money that was..
                            The dot structure and dot gain with this blanket is apualing,, We could not get a clean screen, it was full of jagged edges and was actually the worst looking print I have seen out of all the blankets we have used..
                            To confirm it wasn't just the file it self I put on a job I had just printed on our old Printec blankets and with the Printec blanket's even the finest screen was open, but with the Meiji the same screens were completly filled in..

                            The only thing I noticed is that I could have my impression backed off a lot more, then the printec blankets..
                            One weird thing is the Meiji seem thincker then our other blankets even though they state there 1.96 ??
                            The reason for trying them was the Printec's pinhole after a while...


                            Kel or Toyo rep please elaborate on what is ment to be so great about them..

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                            • #15
                              No packing guage,, they won't buy one..
                              We use new calibrated packing paper though each time the blanket is changed,, we have always run the same type and amount of packing paper no mater what blanket brand blanket..
                              Maybee the Meiji blanket isn't of the correct thickness but unless I can get my hands on a blanket gauge I will never know.

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