Static electricity can cause print quality issues, as well as sheet feeding and delivery problems. It can also create a risk of fire in solvent processes.
Printing on paper or plastics in high-speed, sheet and web fed applications will create static control problems. These issues apply to offset, gravure, flexographic, screen, pad, inkjet, laser and digital printing processes.
Fraser Anti-Static can solve most of the static-related problems in the printing industry.
Digital document printing can dry the substrate, which makes it very static generative. This problem can be seen immediately at the exit of the printer or at subsequent operations, such as creasing and folding.Find out more
In web offset printers and digital printing, sheet cutters transform the printed web into sheets. If plastic material is undergoing the sheeting process, the result is often extremely static generative, leading to material misbehaviour and a range of packaging issues, as well as presenting a real risk of shocks to operators.Find out more
In gravure printing or coating lines, where combustible inks or solvents are used, one spark from a static charge could result in fire or explosion and serious injury or death. Our ATEX-certified range of static control products is designed specifically for these hazardous EX applications.Find out more
Numerous static issues are encountered when applying protective, optically clear, self-adhesive lamination film to the printed face of a graphic display board. Problems can range from the attraction of dust and contaminants to the repulsion of both surfaces.Find out more
The inside of a web printed product, such as a magazine, can be given a charge so that it opens out and drops onto a saddle binder.Find out more
When a stack of paper, magazines or similar material is transported on a conveyor there is a high risk of the product slipping off the stack. Electrostatics provides a clean and convenient solution.Find out more
Some processes within label printing and converting can generate large volumes of static, which can in turn result in operator shocks, product rejection and production delays.Find out more
We understand the electrostatic challenges that new materials, faster speeds, complex machinery and advances in industrial processes can present. This resource provides easy access to product brochures, information on static electricity and how it can be measured, removed or generated in specific applications.