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Sheetfed Offset Press Operating, 3rd Edition
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Sheetfed Offset Press Operating
Lloyd DeJidas, Thomas Destree

The essential guide for sheetfed offset press operators…

Designed to supplement press operating manuals and formal apprenticeship programs, the third edition of Sheetfed Offset Press Operating provides both novice and experienced press operators with valuable information to improve productivity and print quality. It combines theoretical and practical how-to information in a single, easy-to-read volume. A key text in our Sheetfed Offset Press Training Curriculum, this new edition has been reorganized into the following eleven sections that parallel the eleven tasks in the training program:

• Orientation to the sheetfed offset press
• Safety
• Feeder system
• Sheet register system
• Delivery system
• Printing unit
• Inking system
• Dampening system
• Press makeready
• Press production
• Preventive maintenance

Added Feature: When you purchase Sheetfed Offset Press Operating, Third Edition you get a FREE "Got a Problem?" poster, featuring illustrations of common press problems and sources for their solutions.

About the Author: Lloyd P. DeJidas, the director of graphic services and facilities group at Printing Industries of America, oversees the organization’s in-plant printing operations and contributes to numerous work¬shops, textbooks, and reports. Thomas M. Destree, was editor in chief of Printing Industries Press, coordinated the in-house production of textbooks at Printing Industries, and specialized in books and training curriculums related to lithographic printing.

Editorial Reviews:

Book News, Inc.: This text has been produced by DeJidas (director of graphic services and facilities group, Printing Industries of America and the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation—PIA/GATF) and Destree (editor in chief, PIA/GATF Press) as a supplement to press operating manuals and formal apprenticeship programs. They provide theoretical and practical guidance on improving print quality and productivity. The material is organized in conformity with the main tasks of PIA/GATF’s Sheetfed Offset Press Training Curriculum, presenting sections on the history and basic principles of the sheetfed offset press, safety, the feeder system, the sheet register system, the delivery system, the printing unit, the inking system, the dampening system, press makeready, and press production. For this new edition of the text, they have added a chapter on preventive maintenance and mechanics. -- Copyright © 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR. All rights reserved

Table of Contents: Section I--Orientation to the Sheetfed Offset Press: 1. History of Lithography • 2. Terminology and Principles

Section II--Safety: 3. Pressroom Safety

Section III--The Feeder System: 4. Feeder System Principles • 5. Paper

Section IV--The Sheet Register System: 6. Sheet Register System Principles

Section V--The Delivery System: 7. Delivery System Principles

Section VI--The Printing Unit: 8. Printing Unit Principles • 9. Lithographic Plates • 10. Blankets • 11. Packing and Printing Pressures

Section VII--The Inking System: 12. Inking System Principles • 13. Ink

Section VIII--The Dampening System: 14. Dampening

Section IX--Press Makeready: 15. Premakeready • 16. Makeready • 17. Understanding Quality Control

Section X--Press Production: 18. The Pressrun

Section XI--Preventive Maintenance: 19. Maintenance and Mechanics

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