Your Industrial Printer May Need to “Chill-Out!”
The amount of heat that an industrial printer must endure can be quite elevated at times. We may not realize it, but here is a lot going on with an industrial printer that generates heat. Printer heat comes from multiple sources such as;
- Friction from the paper moving across the rollers at high speeds
- Toner needs a certain amount of heat to adhere itself to the paper
- UV ink needs to be cured by a high temperature UV light
- Some heat is normal from the operation of the printer itself
Add to that a rather high temperature environment in which these printers are housed and as you can see, an industrial printer must be capable of enduring high temperatures. But what happens when those things mentioned above in combination with an exuberant amount of ambient heat combine for prolonged periods? That’s right, you have some printer downtime and that is costing you big dollars!
In this post, we are going to take a look at printer-chillers. Now while that may sound a bit humorous, hopefully by the end of this post you will understand what a printer-chiller is and why you should have one installed to run in tandem with your industrial printer for superior printed products.
What is A Printer Chiller?
For years, the printing industry has understood that there is a vital role being played by controlling the temperature of the printing equipment. There have been several types of printer cooling applications that have had success. High volume ventilation systems, much like the one that is attached to your clothes dryer at home but on a larger scale, are used by many industrial printers, while some use an expanded version of the central air conditioning system in your home. Some industrial printers come with internal cooling systems already in place, but the vast majority could benefit from taking the cooling concept a step further.
But now there is a specific printer for this particular application. A printer-chiller is designed to run in tandem with your current industrial printing processes. They primarily use a water/glycol mixture designed to absorb the heat from printer rollers, and other parts of the printer as well as the paper and ink itself. This will allow you to operate your printer longer, with less downtime for the printer to cool, therefore saving you both time and money, and worn out equipment from overheating!
Moisture is Also an Enemy of The Industrial Printing Process
For the industrial printing process to be successful, the paper itself must contain between 4 and 6% moisture. When the industrial printer is in an overheated area to begin with, this affects the printing paper by drying it further, making the print less than desirable.
When you implement a printer-chiller to run in tandem with your industrial printing process, you are maintaining a constant temperature across the medium you are printing on. This makes for a superior printed product, and ultimately ensures your clients a superior product every time they order from you.
While it is true that the paper must be stored in a controlled environment, the printer-chiller has the capability of lowering the temperature of the paper before it is printed on to ensure those superior printed products are consistent time after time.
JC Younger Has Your Printer Chiller Solution!
If a printer-chiller sounds like something that your industrial print process could benefit from, why not take a moment and contact the JC Younger Company?
The team at JC Younger has both the experience and the printer-chiller that would be ideal for your application. Just give them a call or go by their website and tell your industrial printer to ‘chill out!’