Static Control for Printing Operations

TAKK static eliminators, installed over printing press feeder and delivery piles and rolls, eliminate static electricity. This enhances registration, prevents misfeeds, and significantly improves quality and production in various printing processes such as sheeting, folding, collating, and printing on different presses and equipment. Additionally, these eliminators remove dust particles in photographic darkrooms and pre-press operations like stripping and scanning, ensuring increased printing quality.

 

Digital Printing

Digital printing dries the substrate, leading to a strong static charge. The high speed of the process can add more static, causing print defects, overspray, and potential print head clogging. Installing a static eliminator at the entrance and exit of the press neutralizes this charge, preventing these issues.

Recommended Solutions:

  
 IonStorm XR2400T Ionizing Bar 

Sheet Fed Printing

During sheet-fed printing, friction between sheets generates static charges, leading to issues like sheets sticking together, misfeeds, multiple sheet pick-ups, registration problems, and press jams. To address this, installing a static eliminator to blow ionized air between the top sheet and the stack removes the charge, preventing sticking and jamming.

Recommended Solutions:

  
 IonStorm XR2 400T Ionizing Bar

Folders

Static electricity poses several issues on paper folding machines. As sheets move across the top of the stack, static charges are generated, causing them to stick together and resulting in misfeeds and paper jams. To address this, installing a static eliminator to blow ionized air between the top sheet and the stack eliminates the charge, preventing sticking and jamming.

For smooth sheet movement from the paper stack to the folding machine's in-feed, a static neutralizing bar mounted just ahead of the paper stack ensures proper operation.

During the folding process, friction generates electrostatic charges on the paper's surface, causing problems at the delivery end. A static bar neutralizes these charges on the folded sheets as they move into the completed stack.

Recommended Solutions:

     
400T Ionizing Bar  Tinsel BarAnti-Static FlexCord Anti-Static Brush  Inline Ionizer

WindingWinding

While winding, pulling the web from the roll creates a static charge, attracting airborne dust and contaminants. This leads to rejects, waste, and operator shocks. To address this issue in both unwind and rewind applications, installing a static eliminator on top of the roll neutralizes the charge, preventing contamination and shocks.

Recommended Solutions:

   
IonStorm XR2 Curtain-Air Ionizer  Vortex Ionizer Blower

Hot Stamping

Hot stamping involves using substrates, dies, and foils to create graphics. The substrate accepting the foil can develop an electrostatic charge, hindering the proper application of the foil stamp. This static can lead to an uneven finished product or incomplete adherence of the foil to the substrate surface, resulting in defects.

Recommended Solutions:

  
400T Ionizing Bar  Precision Point Ionizer