INK TRANSFER - ANILOX
The shape and consistency of anilox cells makes a huge impact on ink transfer and cleanliness of the inking process to the printing plate. Selecting the correct anilox screen count and cell volume, to suit your printing requirements, is one of the most important steps in your whole printing process. The size and shape of the anilox cells affects the volume of ink that can be transferred to the plate, impacting on solid print densities, tonal range and cleanliness of the printing process.
Ensuring that your anilox stay in good condition and continue to transfer the exact quantity of ink, to give you consistent print densities with no printing defects, is an essential part of the printer task.
CONTROL YOUR ANILOX SPECIFICATIONS AND CLEANLINESS = CONTROL YOUR INK TRANSFER
So what are the factors that can cause changes in ink transfer during printing and cause defects such as Pin-Holing and Mottling?
Problems which can lead to changes of Ink Transfer
In correct or inconsistant cell volume
Wrong screen count, cell volume specification for your inks and printing requirements
Dirty anilox cells, causing reducing ink carrying capacity
Deviations in circumference, concentricity and parallism of the anilox roll or printing form
Changes in printing package thickness caused by wear or swelling by inks or cleaning solutions
Insufficient or too much ink from the anilox roll
Problems with ink transfer between ink chamber to anilox to printing form to substrate
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