Lay a template over a die cut sheet. Those holes that are located partially on the blank and partially on the trim indicate which pins will not be needed in the blanking process. Using a permanent marker, mark where the corners of the die cut sheet are. HINT: Optimal template positioning is when you eliminate […]
One of the first things necessary for high quality embossing work is a good counter die. A very effective counter die can be made with a material called Thermomat Board. Thermomat is a fiberboard that has glue impregnated into the fibers. When heated and put under pressure, the counter die image area becomes very hard […]
Should I use a Red Board or a Gray Board? Is Glass Board better than Phenolic? In which situation is Poly Board a better choice? These questions are often asked by graphic arts press operators. However, once you understand a simple concept, you will be able to make the right selection for your particular need. […]
Install a plate that fits the plate cylinder circumference on your press. The “L” dimension is the visible length of the installed plate, after wrapping the trailing edge around the reel rod. All dimensions are shown in inches.
Install a blanket that fits the blanket cylinder circumference on your press. The “L” dimension is the visible length of the installed blanket. All dimensions are shown in inches.