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Advise on Mitsubishi Digital Poly Plates having curl from Quicksetter 300E for Heidelberg Printmaster QM46-2

  • 1.  Advise on Mitsubishi Digital Poly Plates having curl from Quicksetter 300E for Heidelberg Printmaster QM46-2

    Posted 09-19-2019 02:54 PM
    We purchased recently a used Heidelberg Printmaster QM46-2 press, which came with a Quicksetter 300E direct to plate system.  We started using the Quicksetter recently because our old DPM #2340 has been having issues.  Our problem is that the Mitsubishi poly plates have a curl and is difficult for our pressman to load the plates on the automatic clamp for our QM46-2 press.  Any advise how other printers deal with that issue would be helpful?
     
    Thanks,
      
    Steve Steinberg
    Stone Mountain Printing
    74 Main Street
    Woodbridge, NJ 07095
    T 732-634-4444 Ext 102
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  • 2.  RE: Advise on Mitsubishi Digital Poly Plates having curl from Quicksetter 300E for Heidelberg Printmaster QM46-2

    Posted 09-20-2019 07:30 AM
    Collect the raw data on the affect it's having on the process to validate your process change if it comes to that. Get a consensus from a team based approach on solving the issue. I'm not familiar with the poly plate or the issue but shouldn't be too hard to resolve. Providing a successful process for the Pressman should always be the foremost that in process. They should only have to run the press. Get the plate manufacture to assist In the resolution as well. Always leverage your partnership to assist. Creates a winning collaborative environment for all.

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    Danial Hahn
    Print Service Tech Sheet Fed
    Hubergroup USA, Inc.
    Jacksonville FL
    (850) 736-2033
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  • 3.  RE: Advise on Mitsubishi Digital Poly Plates having curl from Quicksetter 300E for Heidelberg Printmaster QM46-2

    Posted 09-21-2019 10:38 AM
    Check with your supplier first. Is this coming from a third party converter? You may be getting good material, but it could be from the end of Master rolls and have a permanent curl.
    Also settings are critical from one machine to another. Temperature and roller tension could place a curl in the material. First, I would check with my supplier. Good luck.
    Len