Plate performance affects offset blanket piling

Kaisa Vehmas, Soile Passoja, Asko Sneck, Eija Kenttä, Antti Peltosaari, Jani Kiuru

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Abstract

Non-image area piling on blanket is considered as a process property of offset printing, which influence on print quality and press runnability. There is not a single reason for piling - it is always a combination of press settings and all the materials used in printing. In this study the role of the printing plates and fountain solution purity on piling build-up was clarified. It was found that piling formation is sensitive to plate characteristics; different plates produced different kind and amount of piling on blanket surface. Ink spread to the non-image area of the plate as spots or tails and ended up on the non-image area of the blanket. The main reason for the non-image area piling was found to be the poor emulsion stability on the plate. The fountain solution itself did not cause non-image area piling on the blanket but it affected the mechanism of piling by interacting with the ink. With fresh fountain solution, the ink spread mainly as tails from the back edges of the dots, while with used fountain solution mostly ink spots were noted on the plate non-image area.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Printing and Media Technology
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 37th International Research Conference of iarigai
PublisherIARIGAI - International Association of Research Organizations for the Printing, Information and Communication Industries
Pages261-266
VolumeXXXVII
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-9870704-5-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-9812704-2-6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event37th International Research Conference of iarigai - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 12 Sep 201015 Sep 2010

Conference

Conference37th International Research Conference of iarigai
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period12/09/1015/09/10

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Piles
Fountains
Ink
Printing presses
Printing plates
Offset printing
Emulsions
Printing

Keywords

  • heatset offset printing
  • thermal plate
  • CIP plate
  • piling

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Vehmas, K., Passoja, S., Sneck, A., Kenttä, E., Peltosaari, A., & Kiuru, J. (2010). Plate performance affects offset blanket piling. In Advances in Printing and Media Technology: Proceedings of the 37th International Research Conference of iarigai (Vol. XXXVII, pp. 261-266). IARIGAI - International Association of Research Organizations for the Printing, Information and Communication Industries.
Vehmas, Kaisa ; Passoja, Soile ; Sneck, Asko ; Kenttä, Eija ; Peltosaari, Antti ; Kiuru, Jani. / Plate performance affects offset blanket piling. Advances in Printing and Media Technology: Proceedings of the 37th International Research Conference of iarigai . Vol. XXXVII IARIGAI - International Association of Research Organizations for the Printing, Information and Communication Industries, 2010. pp. 261-266
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Vehmas, K, Passoja, S, Sneck, A, Kenttä, E, Peltosaari, A & Kiuru, J 2010, Plate performance affects offset blanket piling. in Advances in Printing and Media Technology: Proceedings of the 37th International Research Conference of iarigai . vol. XXXVII, IARIGAI - International Association of Research Organizations for the Printing, Information and Communication Industries, pp. 261-266, 37th International Research Conference of iarigai, Montreal, Canada, 12/09/10.

Plate performance affects offset blanket piling. / Vehmas, Kaisa; Passoja, Soile; Sneck, Asko; Kenttä, Eija; Peltosaari, Antti; Kiuru, Jani.

Advances in Printing and Media Technology: Proceedings of the 37th International Research Conference of iarigai . Vol. XXXVII IARIGAI - International Association of Research Organizations for the Printing, Information and Communication Industries, 2010. p. 261-266.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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Vehmas K, Passoja S, Sneck A, Kenttä E, Peltosaari A, Kiuru J. Plate performance affects offset blanket piling. In Advances in Printing and Media Technology: Proceedings of the 37th International Research Conference of iarigai . Vol. XXXVII. IARIGAI - International Association of Research Organizations for the Printing, Information and Communication Industries. 2010. p. 261-266