The rise of laser engraving technology has improved the printing industry. One of the printing that has been greatly improved by this technology is rotor gravure printing. The coming of the rotogravure cylinder engraving machine has helped improve this kind of printing.
So have you invested in a rotogravure cylinder engraving machine for your gravure printing? How should you be using these machines? Well, there are several things that you need to get the right to use these machines.
Prepare Rotogravure Cylinder
The first thing that you need to do is to get the rotogravure cylinder right. This is so crucial that you will definitely mess the entire laser engraving process if you get it wrong. You need to prepare the cylinder by first ensuring that it’s clean. Then, apply the rubber layer of the material you will be engraving the shapes to be printed. With this, the cylinder will be ready for engraving. So, make sure that the preparation of the cylinder for the engraving is done properly.
Prepare the Engraving Machine
With the cylinder ready, the next thing you need to get right is preparing the rotogravure cylinder engraving machine. This shouldn’t be difficult if you have been doing this for a while. But if you are doing it for the first time, you need to be more careful. One of the crucial things that you need to consider is the steps provided by the manufacturer. Check the machine before you power it on. This helps you to identify any problem before you can have the machine started.
Place Rotogravure Cylinder
With the cylinder ready for engraving and the machine powered on, you need now to place the cylinder in the machine. This is a pretty simple thing to do because all you need is to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. The size of the rotogravure cylinder may differ, and thus you need to get the setting right. You also need to check the setting of the laser gun to ensure perfect engraving. All these things should be done at this stage.
The last thing should be engraving the rotogravure cylinder. This shouldn’t be difficult. With the engraving image already on the computer, you can now start the engraving process. Depending on the image you are engraving, it should take a long to finish the work. That’s pretty much how you use your rotogravure cylinder engraving machine