Soluzione Fount

DruckChemie provides ideal fount solutions for each machine type and corresponding dampening system, ensuing compliance with quality standards whilst minimising paper waste related outages. Our fount solutions are certified in respect to their corrosion properties and are available in all conventional quantities – from 10 kg canisters and 220 kg to 1000 kg IBC containers.

We offer a constant pH value within the fount solution circulation with the following benefits:

  • No negative build-up of ink on the non-printing sections of the offset blanket
  • No corrosion on the plates, offset blanket or printing cylinders
  • No dot gain (tonal value increase)
  • Optimal start-up of the plates

Coldset

All NP series fount solutions are characterised by their high buffer capacities as well as stable pH values in ranges conductive to printing and, moreover, ensure optimal surface tension, fast start ups and, thereby, reduced paper waste. Fount solutions in the NP series permit a slight water passage and prevent an over emulsifying of the ink. Various Fogra corrosion approvals vouch for the outstanding corrosion protection properties of our dampening additive concentrates, which are available for all dampening system types.

Coldset Water hardness (<12 °dH) VOC content in % EU/CH Corrosion inhibitor Release Dosage Information
Wassertop NP 2118 6/0 2-4% for all manroland / KBA machines with spray or brush dampening systems.
Wassertop NP 2122 8/5 2-4% universal product for all KBA / WIFAG / GOSS / manroland machines with turbo dampening unit.
Wassertop NP 2126 8/15 2-4% universal product for all KBA / WIFAG / GOSS / manroland machines with turbo or spray dampening system.
Wassertop NP 2130 PS 15/15 2-4% universal product for all KBA / WIFAG / GOSS / manroland machines with turbo or spray dampening system. Very low foam
Wassertop NP 2132 2,5/10,5 2-4% universal product for all KBA / WIFAG / GOSS / manroland machines with turbo or spray dampening system. Very low foam

 

Heatset

Due to continual changes in inks or ink formulations, a release of fillers, such as chalk from the ink or kaolin from the paper often takes place. This results in washouts and deposits in the dampening water system and on the rollers. Our specially developed heatset fount solutions prevent the occurrence of these print process-hindering and time consuming effects. 

Heatset Water hardness (<12 °dH) VOC content in % EU/CH Alcohol recommended dosage Alcohol maximal dosage Corrosion inhibitor Release Dosage Information
Wassertop HS 2.46 13/13 0 max. 5% 2-3% Universal dampening solution concentrate for high-speed heatset machines. Suitable for IPA free printing. Mostly very clean water in the circulation system.
Wassertop HS 2.48 Spezial 2/12 0 max. 5% 2-3% Universal dampening solution concentrate for high-speed heatset machines. Suitable for IPA free printing.
Wassertop HS 3002-PS 13/37 0 max. 5% 4% Dampening solution concentrate for high-speed heatset machines. Suitable for IPA free printing. Longer wash intervals and a significant reduction in waste possible. Saves costs!
Wassertop HS 3007 8/16 0 max. 5% 4% Heatset dampening solution concentrate for Goss machines. Suitable for IPA free printing.

 

Sheetfed
Our dampening additive concentrates for sheet-fed offset can be used for all substrates and, even with an extremely low dosing (2 to 3%), they prevent roller glazing and ink stripping, thereby guaranteeing optimal plate protection. An over emulsifying of the ink is prevented and a stable ink-water balance is produced so that a problem-free print run is possible.

Sheetfed Water hardness (<12 °dH) VOC content in % EU/CH Alcohol recommended dosage Alcohol maximal dosage Corrosion inhibitor Release ISEGA Dosage Information
Wassertop DH Plus KI 0/0 5 8% 2-3% Dampening solution for conventional printing. Suitable for all dampening systems and plate types.
Wassertop SF 3.1 0/0 3 5% 2-3% Fountain solution best suited for printing with metal and Special colors. Suitable for all dampening systems and plate types.
AlkoLess SF 2.60 8/9 0 5% 2-3% Fountain solution for IPA-free printing. Suitable for all dampening systems and plate types.
AlkoLess SF 475 15/18 0 5% 2-3% Fountain solution for IPA-free printing. Suitable for all dampening systems and plate types.
AlkoLess SF 4003 15/15 0 5% 3-4% Fountain solution for IPA-free printing. Suitable for all dampening systems and plate types. Good results with Komori

 

Fountain solution additives      

Hardener

DC offers various hardening agents based on calcium or magnesium which, in customer-specific dosing, keep the process water constant between 9 ° and 12 ° dH (German hardness) and facilitate the printing process with this optimal water hardness.           

Paper Save

Additive for heatset printing and offers printers both economic and ecological advantages. With minimal effort, the number of cleaning cycles during a print job can be almost halved.