blanket cylinder

blanket cylinder

[′blaŋ·kət ¦sil·ən·dər]
(graphic arts)
The cylinder on which the blanket is mounted in offset lithography.
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Semi-rotary drive allows continuous variation of printing length without changes for plate and blanket cylinder. Fully automatic plate change, auto register and optional quick-change doctor blade chambers also minimize setup times.
Each can rolls against a blanket cylinder, which transfers an inked pattern from a plate cylinder.
Blanket washes, consisting of varying types of solvents, are employed in removing ink, paper dusts, and other debris from the blanket cylinder. However, some of these solvents can pose risks to human health and the environment.
On the offset machines, the plate cylinder, blanket cylinder, impression cylinder, inking cylinders, and dampening cylinders are servo driven.
The insert remains in the press during a size change, since only the actual size parts--the blanket cylinder and the plate cylinder--are exchanged.
The LS presses use a single independent servo per insert to drive each plate and blanket cylinder assembly, so a seven-color press needs only seven servo motors.
The towers -- stacked nine-cylinder satellites -- will be equipped with semi-automatic changers for either panorama-size or three-wide plates, KBA RollerTronic automatically adjustable roller locks, automatic ink pumping, and automatic common-impression cylinder, blanket cylinder and roller washing.
The Advance Publications operation was among the first sites shopping for a new press to express serious interest in 4-by-1, or straight-only, presses -- so-called because, although able to print four pages across a blanket cylinder, their one-around plate cylinder means producing in collect runs is impossible.