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Need To Know

Humidification Systems

A vital piece of equipment, Rob Fletcher takes a closer look at some of the latest humidification systems and learns how these can help companies enhance their operations

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Playing it cool

For all the incredibly creative applications print companies can produce on their presses, these machines would not be able to operate to their maximum capability without the support of ancillary kit.

One such technology comes in the form of humidification systems, which, although not used by all print companies, play a key role for many businesses, especially those running heavier machinery.

But where does one start when it comes to either installing a humidification system for the first time or updating their existing setup to a more efficient system? Here, we speak with suppliers of humidification systems and a user of this technology to get the inside track on the benefits the kit can offer.

Taking control

First up and as its name may suggest, Humidity Solutions is an independent specialist in humidity control, offering a range of humidifiers and dehumidifiers from some of the world’s leading manufacturers. John Barker, managing director of Humidity Solutions, explains humidity control is not a new technology and its positive effects in the print and packaging sectors are well known.

Humidity Solutions supplies equipment from a number of major manufacturers

Barker says: “Printing is said to be the control of an infinite number of variables. This need not be the case as with the control of the humidity, you then have control over the environment in which you work and over the stability of the paper that you are working with.