IE60046B1 - Lacquering mechanism for use with a rotary printing press - Google Patents

Lacquering mechanism for use with a rotary printing press

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Publication number
IE60046B1
IE60046B1 IE281187A IE281187A IE60046B1 IE 60046 B1 IE60046 B1 IE 60046B1 IE 281187 A IE281187 A IE 281187A IE 281187 A IE281187 A IE 281187A IE 60046 B1 IE60046 B1 IE 60046B1
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Ireland
Prior art keywords
lacquer
roller
metering chamber
anilox roller
lacquering
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IE281187A
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IE872811L (en
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Anthony Clarke
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Anthony Clarke
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Priority to IE281187A priority Critical patent/IE60046B1/en
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
    • B41FPRINTING MACHINES OR PRESSES
    • B41F23/00Devices for treating the surfaces of sheets, webs, or other articles in connection with printing
    • B41F23/08Print finishing devices, e.g. for glossing prints

Abstract

A lacquering mechanism for use with a rotary label printing press comprises a reservoir 10 to accommodate a lacquer to be applied to the printed labels 17, a lacquer metering chamber 13 and a pump 11 for supplying lacquer to the chamber from the reservoir, and an anilox roller 14 onto which lacquer is supplied from an outlet of the metering chamber. A coating roller 15 is located between the roller 14 and a print roller 16 of the press and a blade 18 adjacent to the anilox roller deflects any excess lacquer applied thereto by the metering chamber. The excess lacquer is collected in a tray 19 and returned to the reservoir under gravity. The metering chamber 13 is mounted for reciprocation parallel to the axis of the anilox roller 14. The lacquer is supplied from the metering chamber through spaced-apart orifices of adjustable size. <IMAGE>

Description

This invention relates to a lacquering mechanism for use with a rotary label printing press, for example, a self adhesive label rotary letter press. It is known ia the art of printing self adhesive labels to apply a lacquer to the in use exposed face of the printed label in order to protect the label against damage and also to enhance the appearance of the label. Known printing machines which employ a lacquering mechanism incorporate the mechanism as an integral part of the printing press. In the known art a flexographic unit may be used ~ however a problem with the use of such a unit is well known in that any excess lacquer/ varnish applied to the printed labels does tend to go onto the print roller of the printing press. It will be readily appreciated that having regard to the nature and composition of lacquer/varnish one experiences in such cases a build up of the lacquer/varnish on the print roller which leads to press stoppages to allow the press operative scrape down the print roller to remove the offending lacquer/varnish. Such press stoppages are of their nature uneconomic and coupled with the added maintenance greatly detract from the potential economic and profitable running of the printing press.

The present invention is directed towards overcoming the said problem associated with known constructions of lacquering mechanisms by providing a lacquering mechanism for use with a rotary label printing press, comprising a reservoir to accommodate a lacquer to be applied to che printed labels, a lacquer metering chamber and a pump means for supplying lacquer to the said chamber from the reservoir, an anilox roller onto which lacquer is supplied from an outlet of the metering chamber, a coating roller operatively associated with and located between the anilox roller and a print roller of the press to transfer lacquer from tha former to tha latter, a blade member adjacent to tha anilox roller to deflect from the anilox roller any excess lacquer applied thereto by the metering chamber, and means for collecting and returning to tha reservoir the excess lacquer thus deflected; wherein the metering chamber is mounted for reciprocation parallel to the axis of the anilox roller and wherein the lacquer is supplied from the metering chamber through a plurality of spaced-apart orifices of adjustable size.

Preferably the metering chamber is mounted on a shaft parallel to the axis of the anilox roller and is adapted in use to reciprocate on the shaft relative to the anilox roller to ensure an even distribution and application of lacquer from the metering chamber to the surface of the anilox roller. Further it is preferable that the surface of che anilox roller has an open cell pattern surface which holds the lacquer for the application of the lacquer to the operatively associated coating roller. The coating roller preferably has a smooth surface to facilitate the application of the lacquer ia an even and clear manner to a web of printed labels, which in the label producing process passes between the coating roller and the print roller of the printing press.

The invention will be understood fro® the following description of an embodiment thereof given by way of example only with reference co the accompanying drawings in which;

Fig.l is a diagrammatic block drawing illustrating the relationship between the components of the lacquering mechanism of the preseat invention; and

Fig. 2 is a second diagrammatic drawing illustrating specifically the roller relationship is the lacquering mechanism.

Referring to the accompanying drawings the lacquering mechanism for use with a label rotary letter press comprises a reservoir 10 which accommodates a supply of an ultra violet lacquer - namely a lacquer which dries rapidly when passed under ultra violet light. The reservoir 10 has associated therewith an electric pump 11 and a pipe 12 connected between the reservoir 10 and a metering chamber 13. The metering chamber 13 is mounted for reciprocation on a shaft transverse to the print press and the said shaft has mounted thereon a follower which engages a rotating cam such that ia use, as the print press operates, the eaa is rotated and under the influence of the cam/follower mechanism the metering chamber 13 reciprocates on the shaft.

Adjacent the metering chamber 13 is mounted in conventional Banner on a transverse shaft a driven rotatable anilox roller 14 having a open cell surface. Also mounted oa a transverse shaft in conventional manner is a drives rotatable coating roller 15 in engagement with the anilox roller 14. The coating roller 15 also engages the print roller 16 of the print press, the prist roller* 16 also being mounted in conventional wanner on a transverse shaft. The anilox roller 14 and the coating roller 15 are both driven by aa electric motor (not shown) in conventional aaaner.

It is to be understood the figures are crosssectional views, and the transverse direction referred to herein is the direction normal to the plane of the figures. Thus the axes &£ the shaft carrying the metering chamber aad the shafts &£ the rollers 14, „ IS and 16 are all parallel» The metering chamber 13 xs provided at its end adjacent the anilox roller 14 with a plurality of spaced-apart orifices of adjustable sise arranged such that lacquer is supplied to the anilox roller 14 over its usual length. The sire of the orifices is set as required by the press operator so as to supply a predetermined amount of lacquer front the metering chamber 13 to the anilox roller 14 - the rate of the continuous supply of lacquer being determined by the amount of lacquer to be imparted in turn to a printed web of self adhesive labels 17. In general one would aim at applying to the printed web of labels 17 a film of lacquer 0.005” thick.

The lacquer when supplied t© the anilox roller 14 is held in the open-cell structure of the anilox roller surface, any excess lacquer supplied is deflected froa the anilox roller 14 by a blade IS mounted transverse to the print press and adjacent and below the centre line of the anilox roller 14. The excess lacquer so deflected is collected in a tray 19 and returned under gravity feed via a pipe 20 to the reservoir 10.

The lacquer accommodated on the anilox roller 14 is transferred to the smooth surface of the coating roller 15 and then applied in conventional Banner by the coating roller 15 to the printed web of labels 17, as the web 17 passes between the coating roller 15 and the print roller 16 of the print press. The web 17 with the lacquer applied thereto is passed in convent ional nanaer under a conventional bank of ultra violet lights (not shown) to dry the lacquer on the web, to give the lacquer protected self adhesive labels.

It will fee readily appreciated that in use the print press operator is required only to top-up the reservoir with lacquer from tisae to time. The proper Betering ©f the lacquer supply to the anilox roller coupled with the collection and return to the reservoir of any excess lacquer supplied to the anilox roller ra&kes the mechanism of the present invention both a technical advance oa the known art and also a mechanism which permits option» economic usage of the print press for a lacquer label job.

It will also he understood that the mechanism in its component parts is readily demountable.

Accordingly the mechanism can be removed fro® position on the print press when it is not required for use for sone time and may be mounted on another print press for use or simply stored until required for use again.

The materials used for all components i® standard and conventional aad the aanner of mounting of the roller shafts on the print press is conventional using standard mountings and bearings as necessary.

Claims (4)

1. A lacquering mechanism for use with a rotary label printing press, comprising a reservoir to accommodate a lacquer to be applied to the printed labels, a lacquer metering chamber and a pump means for supplying lacquer to the said chamber from the reservoir, an anilox roller onto which lacquer is supplied from an outlet of the metering chamber, a coating roller operatively associated with and located between the anilox roller and a print roller of the press to transfer lacquer from tha former to the latter, a blade member adjacent to the anilox roller to deflect from the anilox roller any excess lacquer applied thereto by the metering chamber, and means for collecting and returning to the reservoir the excess lacquer thus deflected, wherein the metering chamber is mounted for reciprocation parallel to the axis of the anilox roller and wherein the lacquer Is supplied from the metering chamber through a plurality of spaced-apart orifices of adjustable size.
2. A lacquering mechanism as claimed In claim 1, wherein the surface of the anilox roller has an open cell pattern.
3. A lacquering mechanism as claimed ia claim 1 or 2, wherein the excess lacquer Is collected in a tray and returns to the pipe under gravity.
4. A lacquering mechanism substantially as described with reference to the accompanying drawings.
IE281187A 1987-10-19 1987-10-19 Lacquering mechanism for use with a rotary printing press IE60046B1 (en)

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IE281187A IE60046B1 (en) 1987-10-19 1987-10-19 Lacquering mechanism for use with a rotary printing press
ZA882349A ZA8802349B (en) 1987-10-19 1988-03-31 Lacquering mechanism for use with a rotary printing press
GB8807920A GB2211115B (en) 1987-10-19 1988-04-05 Lacquering mechanism for use with a rotary printing press

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IE872811L IE872811L (en) 1989-04-19
IE60046B1 true IE60046B1 (en) 1994-05-18

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GB2211115A (en) 1989-06-28

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