Paper & Textile Industries

Problems With Offset Printers

An offset printer produces a large electrostatic charge.
This charge causes various problems such as: two-sheet feeding, sticking to the feeder board, ink splashing, sticking to the drum, uneven powder application, paper jam/misalignment in the paper discharge section and errors in the next process.
Using a static eliminator can prevent these problems.

Problems With Offset Printers

Conventional countermeasures

Conventional countermeasures

  • Running cost is high.

Handled by workers

  • Cost increase due to increased labor cost

Countermeasures with static eliminators (ionizers)

Costs can be reduced.

Countermeasures with static eliminators (ionizers)

Improvements and Effects
Words from the worksite

Reduced cost of antistatic agent and labor cost for addressing the problem

Cost of antistatic agent: $1,000/month x 12 months = $12,000 (when the amount used is reduced by half)

Labor cost per line: $200/month x 12 months = $2,400/year

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