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Toner Scatter Ink Build-up

8×10.75BlanketPatch.bmpA major hassle when using toner based laser plates is ‘toner scatter’, the random toner particles that appear accross the plates causing the messy picture framed ink pattern around the sheet on the blanket.

The best answer we have found is to use a Stick-N-Peel adhesive backed under-size blanket that is just big enough to accept the image from the plate, but ‘smaller than the sheet’.

With an under-size blanket, there is no blanket surface contacting the plate at the sides or tail edges of the sheet to pick up the inked toner scatter, and with a blanket that is narrower than the the sheet, there are no paper sizing to build up on the blanket and migrate into the dampener then inking system.

With Stick-N-Strip under-size blankets all paper fiber and slitter dust goes on thru the press with the paper, this benefit is especially helpful if you use a Kompac as it reduces paper sizing contamination in the Kompac by 90%!

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Use Press-Air To Blow-Down Light Weight Sheets

Use Press-Air To Blow-Down Light Weight Sheets

Late model presses offer air-showers in their delivery areas to blow light weight sheets down into joggers for improved stacking at higher production speeds.

If you have difficulty recieving carbonless sheets at high production speeds you can create your own air-shower by connecting a small (1/4″) air line into the blower side of your air compressor with a ‘T’ fitting and direct the air down over the top center of your delivery pile.

If you are not confortable with making your own air-shower system. PressSavers offers a cost effective Blower Kit called the ‘Universal Air-Shower’ that attaches inside delivery by strong magnetic bracket and has inline on-off valve.

Note: Photo depics Universal Air-Shower on an AB Dick 9870