Heatset offset printing

KCL's 4-color heatset offset printing press is fitted with a wide range of online data collection.

KCL HSWO print trial service provides a great tool to get more out of KCL pilot coating trials. It can also be recommended for regular mill quality follow-up or urgent complaint handling cases. Printing process parameters; like ink type, fountain solution and ink feed, web tension, drying temperatures and printing speed can be adjusted and the effects monitored with online and off-line measurements. Print layouts can be tailored for the specific needs of each customer.

Test printing methods and service

  • 4-color overall print quality (heatset and coldset offset inks)
  • Ink drying
  • Blistering, fiber roughening
  • Linting / dusting
  • Piling
  • Coldset web offset printing in press
  • Benchmarkings

Appropriate test printing methods together with quick and flexible service are our strengths at KCL printing services. For example, when the amount of paper is critical, KCL has the knowledge and expertise to prepare printing reels for trial.

During the trial, the customer is able to get immediate view on the printability and print quality and discuss with our skilled printing personnel. After the trial print quality can be analyzed at KCL laboratory using standard print quality measurements as well as several special measurements


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Mikko Mensonen

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