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by Gorilla Printer
Sat Aug 28, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Opinion on hot glue on plate seems
Replies: 17
Views: 9527

Re: Opinion on hot glue on plate seems

Hi Gorilla I've found almost any tape can hold down the closest of butt-joined plates. The actual reason why our plates were lifting on the seams was the plate was curled upwards (i.e. against the curled direction once mounted). We've lost a total of 4 plates (different variant, same design) and a ...
by Gorilla Printer
Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Tips/Tricks - Flexographic Mastery.
Replies: 97
Views: 41580

Re: Tips/Tricks - Flexographic Mastery.

Keep ink flow to bare minimum. It took me years to figure this out, as no one in my shop was taught it. Actually, when I started experimenting with the practice, people would complain because it wasn't the norm. They wanted to see "good flow"(tap open about half way). What is good flow? So...
by Gorilla Printer
Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Ingenius innovations
Replies: 49
Views: 22381

Re: Ingenius innovations

Used the heatgun again But this time there was a mylar crease under a mounted plate. Not wanting to lift the plate, we tried heating on top of the image. Magic again ,as we slowly watched the crease disappear from under the plate. No Bull ,over the last 8 uses of the heatgun ,it has fixed every dent...
by Gorilla Printer
Fri Aug 27, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Bearer Bars
Replies: 43
Views: 13605

Re: Bearer Bars

longtimefan wrote:It would have been 3m yellow.

Dont know the number
Good Man. That's our normal mounting tape

Thanks for clarification. It's way better than guessing.

Cheers

Gorilla
by Gorilla Printer
Sat Aug 21, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Bearer Bars
Replies: 43
Views: 13605

Re: Bearer Bars

Awesome! Actually Longtimefan I have another question.Could you please tell me the exact sticky back you are using for the Digicap nx plate for big solids. I have got a funny feeling that our hardest mounting tape might not be needed, because the plate releases the ink better, minimising pin holing...
by Gorilla Printer
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Bearer Bars
Replies: 43
Views: 13605

Re: Bearer Bars

By utilizing the ChannalBac and decks 3 and 8 on one particular job we went from being stuck at 400 fpm to running consistently at 800 fpm. Well worth the investment of a slightly more expensive backing. We stock it now and use it as needed. Hi Brian I am now believing that using the digicap techno...
by Gorilla Printer
Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Bearer Bars
Replies: 43
Views: 13605

Re: Bearer Bars

Awesome! Didnt see or read but cant the plates be staggered too? Sorry Longtimefan The plates can't be staggered. The plates are very wide and print is on finished slit laminate. The next stop is the bag maker. That digicap plate was truly unbelievable. Setting up and running it was an amazing expe...
by Gorilla Printer
Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Bearer Bars
Replies: 43
Views: 13605

Re: Bearer Bars

Update: Just ran the big 2 up wide solid (515 cyl)with a Kodak digicap plate. It did very well. We got up to 130 metres per minute before minor banding started showing. The station was noticeably quieter. We were quite impressed and also surprised with the improvement. How can miniscule dots make th...
by Gorilla Printer
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Bearer Bars
Replies: 43
Views: 13605

Re: Bearer Bars

Hi longtimefan

I am wondering why one would need two plates. It sounds like one plate might not do the job?.
It could be the same reason why our supplier suggested the one plate with a GTT anilox.
Incorporating 2 stations, seems a bit inefficient?

Cheers

Gorilla
by Gorilla Printer
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Bearer Bars
Replies: 43
Views: 13605

Re: Bearer Bars

Update:Got back to work today and my manager called me over. He had been speaking to our press supplies guy about our problem. Well what do you know, the supplier suggested Kodak digicap plates to reduce bounce and even a GTT roller lol My bloody boss is making a liar out of me. His reason for consi...
by Gorilla Printer
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Bearer Bars
Replies: 43
Views: 13605

Re: Bearer Bars

@Brian Thanks for replying. The photo of the ChannalBAC is amazing. I have never seen tape look like that before? Actually, was there a significant reduction in bounce after using the tape? You reminded me to go back and test using our#2 station, as that was where we got the least amount of bounce. ...
by Gorilla Printer
Sun Jul 18, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Bearer Bars
Replies: 43
Views: 13605

Re: Bearer Bars

Did you miss my advice? Digicap plates! Hi longtimefan No I didn't miss your post. I also don't know what Digicap plates are and what they do. It would help if you explained your comment. Does it create a textured plate? As operators, it is our job to first and foremost work with what we have. Intr...
by Gorilla Printer
Sat Jul 17, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Bearer Bars
Replies: 43
Views: 13605

Re: Bearer Bars

Hey @ just Andy Thanks for your input and dm's, bro. It seems to me I'm going to experiment with"bands" (bars) after our conversations. When my senior printer asks why ,with a questioning look. I'm gonna tell him because some printers online suggested variances of it, and now I want to kno...
by Gorilla Printer
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:50 am
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Bearer Bars
Replies: 43
Views: 13605

Re: Bearer Bars

Thanks for your clarification and PM Andy Like any new job or material it takes time to work out the most effective way of getting a decent result.It usually comes from tweaks and experience. I'm into introducing stuff in small increments .Remembering mounting strips on the cylinder would be an opti...
by Gorilla Printer
Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Pressroom
Topic: Bearer Bars
Replies: 43
Views: 13605

Re: Bearer Bars

If you really must print on the drum, I would suggest instead of putting bearers (full strips) you could put blocks in areas where the solids aren't printing. That way your sleeve is constantly in contact to the drum (reducing bounce) and also you "stagger" the amount print on the drum, t...