One of the first things necessary for high quality embossing work is a good counter die. A very effective counter die can be made with a material called Thermomat Board. Thermomat is a fiberboard that has glue impregnated into the fibers. When heated and put under pressure, the counter die image area becomes very hard […]
Brandtjen & Kluge, LLC. is the leading US manufacturer of reliable, high-quality print finishing equipment. In business since 1919, the Kluge line of equipment includes foil stamping, die cutting and embossing presses, a full line of folder gluer equipment and the Kawahara automatic blank separator. Kluge’s range of folder gluer machinery includes the Small Box […]
Should I use a Red Board or a Gray Board? Is Glass Board better than Phenolic? In which situation is Poly Board a better choice? These questions are often asked by graphic arts press operators. However, once you understand a simple concept, you will be able to make the right selection for your particular need. […]
Install a plate that fits the plate cylinder circumference on your press. The “L” dimension is the visible length of the installed plate, after wrapping the trailing edge around the reel rod. All dimensions are shown in inches.
Install a blanket that fits the blanket cylinder circumference on your press. The “L” dimension is the visible length of the installed blanket. All dimensions are shown in inches.