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Hubergroup presents a system solution for faster offset printing


March 1, 2022
By PrintAction Staff

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With Perfect-Dry-Fix, Hubergroup has developed a fountain solution additive that supports particularly high press speeds. (photo credits: Timo Lutz Werbefotografie)

Press speeds of up to 20,000 sheets per hour are now possible in packaging and commercial printing, but they often lead to a critical ink-water balance. At the same time, job volumes are getting smaller, so a stable production with fast control response is important. To meet these changing market requirements, Hubergroup Print Solutions is now launching Perfect-Dry-Fix, a fountain solution additive that is suitable for conventional and UV offset printing.

“In offset printing, the symbiosis of fountain solution and ink plays an important role. It is crucial for a high-quality print image,” explains Frédéric Kocher, head of product development-Fountain Solution at Hubergroup. “Fountain solution additives regulate and stabilize the ink-water balance. At high printing speeds, however, conventional fountain solution additives do not manage to maintain this balance.”

Perfect-Dry-Fix is specially designed for fast printing. Even at high press speeds, it ensures fast control behaviour, good wetting of the non-image area, fast plate free-running, and stable production printing behaviour.

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