Archive | June, 2010

Vocabulary: June 2

2 Jun

PRESS
Common-Impression Press
: A flexo or sheetfed or web offset press that has one large-drum impression cylinder, which holds or supports the substrate, and several color stations (plate/blanket cylinder pairs) positioned around it.

Cutoff Length: (1) The distance between corresponding points of repeated images on a web. (2) The circumference of the plate cylinder.

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Vocabulary: June 1

1 Jun

PRESS
Cobwebbing: (1) Fine filaments of ink that appear between the screen fabric and the substrate during screen printing. (2) In gravure, a filmy buildup of dried ink on the doctor blade, the ends of the impression roll, or printing cylinder.

Comber: A press or folder component that fans the sheets to improve separation and feeding accuracy.