ink fountain

ink fountain

[′iŋk ‚fau̇nt·ən]
(graphic arts)
A device on a printing press for storing ink and supplying it to the rollers.
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Ryobi has been making inroads into the European market with a series of highly automated machines, with optional add-ons such as control systems which can adjust ink balances and can automatically determine ink settings, ink fountain roller speeds and numbers of contacts by ink doctor rollers.
The flexography process utilizes rubber rollers as ink fountain rollers and, to a lesser degree in more modern machines, as ink doctor rollers.
The cylinder rotates in a pool of ink and the excess ink in the cells and ink in the non-image area is scraped off by a doctor blade as the cylinder comes out of the ink fountain.
having a system for a quick change of paint in the ink fountain.
Caption: Press operator Tony Ring cleans out a cyan ink fountain to refill it with a sample of high-strength ink, for side-by-side press runs to determine differences in yield between two grades of ink.
Stork Cellramic also manufactures ink fountain rolls and water rolls for printing and paper industries.
It eliminates the need for the pressperson to have to climb up on the press and physically scoop the ink out of a can to fill the ink fountain and to have to monitor ink consumption.
These inks must oxidize (dry) fast enough to allow the printed sheets to be handled for further processing, yet not so fast that the inks dry in the ink fountain.
The Community SSC features a lever-style ink fountain and running register control with slot lockup plate cylinders with a choice of folders to suit a wide variety of applications.
The vehicle allows the pigment to be transferred from the ink fountain and be attached to the substrate.
KeyColor Adelphi software uses computer-to-plate output to preset ink fountain keys and reduce set-up costs on presses with non-EPG ink-control systems.
are important, as is the viscosity and the rheology of the ink to ensure proper flow of the ink in the ink fountain and down the rollers," Mr.