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printech, April, 2001
RE: standard ink sequence


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From:Jeff Adrian(jeffadrian@johnroberts.com)
Date:05 Apr 2001 13:15:06


Sherry: By standardizing, at least as much as is possible, on an ink sequence, a printer avoids wasting ink (and thus generating waste) each time he cleans ink from a press unit to substitute a different sequence. Sometimes, due to special production needs, the printer will change the sequence of the colors printed, but the more this can be avoided, the better. Also lost in the process of changing ink sequence is production time. With the latest technology, automatic ink feed units that cycle back and forth across the ink fountain, a printer can absolutely minimize the amount of ink needed as these unit continually lay down a comparatively narrow bead of ink in the printing unit's ink fountain. Having a level the ink level in the fountain helps assure even ink distribution to the ink roller chain, and thus proper ink laydown on the sheet. Properly done, these cartridge based ink feed units leave no excess to become waste, including the "skin" that forms on the surface of inks stored in traditional cans. Also, the press operator saves considerable time that he can devote to quality issues. Hope this is helpful to you. Jeff Adrian



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