Re: Miehle Question
- Hi Michael,
I have worked on a Indigo for five years, ink adhesion is one of
the biggest issues to overcome. Here are smome guidelines
that have helped me over time.
Only use acid free papers or treated papers.
Keep your ink conductivity between 85 and 105.
Indigo ink seems to transfer more fully from the blanket to the
paper in a room temperature of lower than 75 degrees.
Let your work "set up" for an hour before backing up or trimming.
Longer if the coverage is heavy. Work that scratches
immediately after printing usually cools off and becomes solid a
few hours later.
Regarding the Vertical, I have two of those also. Great presses
for die cutting or general printing. You will not be able to coat or
varnish on it. Look for a cheap offset "duplicator" style offset
press that will print the 12" X 18" sheet and run a varnish or
aqueous coating on it.
AccuColor Plus, Inc.
--- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, Michael Parker
> Hello Pressmen,Indigo "inks"
> I work at a newfangled print shop with a HP indigo press.
> adhere poorly to even its special substrates. We are thinking ofgetting
> another press for varnishing to add durability.small press
> A Miehle vertical would be useful to us for die-cutting our
> sheets, but would it also be useful in varnishing our work?How hard is it
> to change the machine from printing to die-cutting?
> Michael Parker
> Atlanta, GA