Nowadays, the choice of ink for a printing machine is by no means limited to standard, aqueous, or water-based, dye-based or pigment inks. Various other options, each with its own key properties, are available:
According to the Health & Safety Executive, the printing industry has a relatively high incidence of machinery-related accidents. The majority of printing machine accidents occurs while preparing, or making ready, or cleaning the machinery, while freeing blockages also accounts for a significant percentage. However, by choosing the right machine for the job, training employees to safeguard themselves and taking basic safety precautions, common hazards can be avoided.
Jams and blockages are an occupational hazard of the label printing industry and, although you can take steps to avoid them happening on a regular basis, it is also helpful to know what to do in the event that they occur. Every printing press is different in terms of its setup, but jams and blockages can usually be attributed to one of a small number of common causes. None of them should disrupt the productivity of your printing works for long, but can easily do so if handled improperly.
Unexpected noises from a label printing machine are an obvious cause for concern, especially if the machine does not report a fault code or any other indication of where the problem lies. However, certain noises are characteristic of specific issues and if you can recognise tell-tale clicking, grinding and screeching noises, you may have a better chance of diagnosing and rectifying such issues.
Topics: Label Printing Machines
Investment in digital label printing machines is a core priority for many companies. When making the shift, training can be an invaluable resource. Printing technology companies such as Focus offer demonstrations on how to get the most out of a printing machine. Is it worth it? Here’s the evidence.