Heat And Fume Extraction From Digital Press

As technology evolves and the suppliers within the converting sector make a bid to keep up, Impact Air Systems are moving with the times by adapting its waste extraction methods to suit the end user.

The move from litho to digital press is a popular choice in modern print production, with digital presses providing many benefits such as versatility, personalisation, speed, improved quality and value for money. However, digital presses also bring the issue of heat. Impact has been working with printing companies all over the world, to combat the heat and fume extraction problem by incorporating specially adapted ductwork systems, removing the fumes and heat from the press and the working environment and exhausting it safely to atmosphere.

Leicester based printing and direct mailing company, GI Solutions, has added new HP digital presses to their successful operations, to offer its customers a wider service range including short run orders and personalised printing. GI Solutions have been operating with multiple litho print presses for over many years and the decision to add the digital presses to its production was carefully considered.

Alistair Ezzy, managing director at GI Solutions commented:

“We decided to invest in the HP T-Series digital presses so we could broaden the services we can offer. In this digital age, you really have no choice but to keep abreast with technological advances. As a company we are always evolving and putting the needs of our customers first, so we saw this investment as a crucial and beneficial step forward. Our partnership with Impact Air Systems has always provided us with the peace of mind that our litho presses will continue to run with absolute minimal downtime, due to its waste extraction systems from each press. The fact that Impact has been able to provide heat extraction systems for our digital presses too, shows us its dedication to its clients, no matter what their requirements are.

Both methods of extraction work very well for us and our production runs smoothly as a result. Man-power has been reduced and downtime has also been dramatically reduced for many years now.”