Printing Pressure

Any force or pressure required to transfer an inked impression from the image carrier to the substrate. Printing pressure is determined by the amount of pressure that exists between either the plate cylinder and the impression cylinder (in flexography), between the blanket cylinder and the impression cylinder (in offset lithography), or between the gravure cylinder and the impression roller (in gravure, for example. The required printing pressure varies from process to process and from specific application to specific application.

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