Fountain solution is held in the nip reservoir between the Kompac form roller and the Kompac metering roller. The form roller rolls across the plate with the non-image area of the plate taking the fountain solution and the image area of the plate splitting a layer of ink with the form roller. The Kompac form roller is both water and ink receptive. Ink and fountain solution are milled under pressure at the roller nip. The oscillator roller smoothes out the ink and water film for improved Kompac performance.
Kompac Systems Re-Balance Themselves Automatically
Surplus fountain solution is returned to the nip reservoir automatically at each pass of the cylinder gap. Kompac systems re-balance themselves for each impression providing instant start-up and the exact amount of dampening needed for quality reproduction.
Kompac pays for itself in 6 months or less
Between a 50% reduction in stock waste and an average increase in production of 30 minutes per shift, the Kompac Automatic Dampening System typically pays for itself in less than 6 months. The Kompac Dampening System prints a thinner film of ink and water enabling jobs to be turned over faster and permitting larger solids, complicated screens, tiny reverses and difficult jobs to be run in an efficient manner. The Kompac Dampening system is a "press proven" technology with over 100,000 installations worldwide. Print the color you never dared to!