Control of Humidity Is Critical In Pressroom and Storage Areas

July 29, 2014

Newark, NJ - August 1, 2014 – In a continuing effort to provide solutions to insure optimum productivity, we are highlighting the importance of proper humidification for every aspect of print production at Prisco Booth #3207, Graph Expo ‘14, September 28 – October 1, in Chicago.

An optimum relative humidity condition for most pre-press, paper storage and pressroom environments is 45-50%. Printers know that dry air causes paper to lose its natural moisture, so it risks picking up static electricity resulting in wrinkling, losing register and causing paper feed jams. Proper humidity levels in wide-format inkjet production areas are necessary for optimum printing performance and lack of problems with media feeding. PriscoTech Humidification Systems improve the working environment, productivity and press utilization along with your product quality—and have a positive impact on your profits.

PriscoTech Humidification Systems:
• Increase productivity - Maintain optimum humidity levels for production equipment
• Reduce paper-handling problems and improve register
• Increase worker productivity - People work best in 40-60% humidity
• Increase consistency - Uniform humidity year round
• Reduce air contaminants - Up to 35% lower dust levels
• Reduce static electricity - Maintaining humidity above 45% reduces static build up
• Reduce fire hazard - Less dust, static and friction mean fewer potential fires.

We are proud to introduce the PriscoTech AquaMist™, SpaceMist™ 50, SpaceMist™ 125 and PriscoTech Integrated Climate Control (ICC) system at Print ’13. According to Andrew Douglas, President, PriscoTech Products, “Prisco has been supplying process control systems to the printing market for over 20 years. Our expertise in the pressroom gives us a unique perspective on our customers’ needs. Our new updated line of humidification systems have been developed to not only be utilized in the traditional offset market but also to meet the challenges in the growing digital area where a consistent humidified environment is critically important to high speed, quality production.”

The design of the new PriscoTech systems assures desired levels of humidity without condensation or “fallout”. All systems deliver precise amounts of water through finely engineered stainless steel spray heads and then use an air delivery system to provide a wide coverage area. This results in uniform moisture distribution and maximum absorption of the moisture within the covered area. The unique configuration produces superior results at a lower cost when compared with other humidification alternatives such as steam or compressed air.

The PriscoTech Integrated Climate Control (ICC) system is the heart of a “turnkey” humidification solution for any type or size of facility. The compact unit combines a high-pressure water pump and precise controls for water metering via a dual-zone microcontroller. Combine the ICC with one of the units below for the perfect solution for any application.
SpaceMist 50 and SpaceMist 125 – The systems are capable of 360° coverage. The mist nozzles mounted on the perimeter of the circular rustproof housing create a horizontal air stream. A fan mounted just below the spray heads creates an air current which is integrated into the moist air stream enabling moisture to be carried to a larger area. This allows the SpaceMist to humidify up to 5 times the amount of air when compared to static spray nozzle misting systems. SpaceMist 50 covers an area up to 900 ft2 while SpaceMist 125 will cover up to 3600 ft2.

AquaMist – This system was designed for effective climate control of smaller areas with restricted height clearance. The rustproof ‘cannon’ shaped housing and the innovative use of internal guide fins produces a strong and focused air stream, which projects the mist up to 50 feet from the unit. The AquaMist is the ideal choice for low ceiling or indoor applications.

In addition to the systems outlined above, we are also introducing the upgraded version of our existing EasyMist™, called the EasyMist™ II.

To see the continuous live demonstrations of our latest humidification innovations from PriscoTech, visit Prisco in Booth #3207, Graph expo ‘14, South Hall, September 28 – October 1, 2013.

Prisco (Printers' Service) is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of offset pressroom chemistry, blankets, supply items and quality control equipment. Headquartered in Newark, NJ, customers have been able to count on quality products and superior support services from Printers' Service for over 100 years. Prisco product lines include environmentally friendly fountain solutions, solvents, coatings, cleaners and lubricants. Our PriscoDigital division offers world-class industrial inkjet systems from technology leaders to commercial printers in the US. PriscoTech equipment systems include water management, chemical blending, chemical recycling and waste reduction systems. Printers' Service has eleven locations in the US, Canada and Europe to serve the industry.

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