How to specify sheets for digital post print.

Improve printing quality for corrugated post print by specifying the sheets.

The cure to all corrugator diseases

When I was young, every time I felt a bit under the weather, my mom gave me “Elixir d’Anvers”. It was the cure to all illnesses. If it was a flu or an indigestion or whatever… “Elexir d’Anvers” took away the pain. I even heard that farmers where giving it to their horses when theyContinue reading “The cure to all corrugator diseases”

S-warp

A while ago a customer was constantly facing s-warp on his recent corrugator (2800 mm). In the picture you see E-flute with s-warp. The s-warp was only noticeable when running E-flute.The s-warp was so extensive that certain jobs were considered as broke. This had for sure a cost. At the beginning we thought the paperContinue reading “S-warp”

My corrugating philosophy

I have been doing customer trials in a 1000 places around the world. After many years I can already tell after 5 seconds of contact with people if they want it to make it happen or not. Are they open for new ways of doing things or not… Sometimes bosses enforce trials upon their peopleContinue reading “My corrugating philosophy”

Washboarding in all its aspects.

Time to post something new… I have been in many countries since the last post and I am looking forward to my X-mass holiday. Spending some time with my family I have been neglecting so heavily the last years:-) If i would have the cure to wash boarding i would be a rich guy……But unfortunatelyContinue reading “Washboarding in all its aspects.”

A new device to measure washboarding is born!

About a year ago I was invited at Proflex to act as a speaker at the DFTA in Stuttgart. I presented the mainly German Flexo audience with some philosophy about corrugating and advice on making good corrugated board for flexo postprint. Proflex also hosts small booths to give people who are active in flexo theContinue reading “A new device to measure washboarding is born!”

Even heat transfer

Today it was a terrible day to travel.  Due to an autumn storm I got rebooked and delayed. This prevented me from getting some work done on the corrugator this afternoon, so I’m using the time wisely to talk about another parallelism challenge or better put ‘controlled heat transfer’. It is very important that anContinue reading “Even heat transfer”

It all starts with parallelism.

The ideal we want to get in corrugating are  flat sheets, no delamination, no wash-boarding and no honeycomb. To obtain above one has to have a corrugator which is in a perfect state. And this has nothing to do with the age of a corrugator but all to do with maintenance. People spend millions onContinue reading “It all starts with parallelism.”