Hi I am retired printing manager/pressman located in London Ontario if you want to send me some sheets I have the equipment to measure and report back to you or I can loan you my Spectro/Densitometer if you wish. let me know thanks
Some Komoris have whats called 'Delta Effect' dampening, This has the effect of reducing hickeys on the plate by gearing the forme dampener roller to a slightly slower speed than the plate cylinder. Is this why you are seeing a speed difference in the roller, Just a thought
Some questions to help the group with suggestions
Type of drying-- Heatset, UV, EB?
Is this a new problem, Any changes to ink/plate supplier or other press materials supplier
Problem on all units and all colours?
when running uncoated sheets we used to 'Dust and size' as we termed it, bascially run the sheets through the press using the blankets to grab onto any loose particles then lay down a very thin coating of ink Extender(size) on the last unit.
We used to produce our own visual Standards/ Lights /Dark colour standards. We produced them during the run by increasing/decreasing the colours overall slightly and we sent them to the customer to sign off on the tolerences. We only used them for PMS colours as trying this with process colours...
Your inference that I am exaggerating my claims is rather insulting.
Oh dear you have to indicate to me how I insulted you please.
Its just when someone uses the the old standby words 'game changer' and puts their product at a higher level than a competitor on these forums I feel we need to...
ok thanks, I see you have said Febo and Calcium Fix are not effective enough, could you supply us the data that you used to make this statement and if you would like to PM me the name of the printer in Ontario with the 40" Heidelberg you quoted I would like to get in touch with them to research...
well heres my 2 pence worth. When you switch to a alcohol free fountain solution you may have to pay more attention to your press settings and maintenance.
Do you have a durometer guage to check your rollers hardness,
are you using a conductivity meter to measure/maintain your fountain...