heidelberg registration

I’m setting up a form for some labels (3 different labels) to print on my windmill. I want to do them 6-up on an 8.5 x 11 sheet, with tight 2-color registration. Am I asking for trouble setting it up the way I have it now? Obviously, I’m trying to keep the runs as few as possible.

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I would think it all depends on how confident you are with your printing ability and your presses.

It looks like it may be a fun one but as you know not impossible. Depending on how many you are actually running I would think it’s either…..

More work in set up time = less impressions.
Less work on set up = more impressions.

Which would you rater? If the quantity/run is low why not run a few more imp with maybe a not so hard a set up?

It’s a fun one either way I think.

Good Luck!
Dave L

It’s a run of about 200 sheets. I’m just nervous about registering the 2nd color, then the diecut. I’m sure it would be easier if split the form in half, but then that’s twice the run time. I’d probably have an easier time printing this on my Vandercook, but it would take forever and I need to practice registering on the Windmill.

If I was running this job,witha run of only 200, I would split the forme into two.

1, With rectangles and small circles equally spaced as pairs ( 1 rect and 1 circle).
2. The six large circles.

A run of 200 should not take longer than 10 mins after make-ready is complete.

To check registration whilst running, lock-up a marker such as an 18 point fullpoint,so that it prints on the edge of the sheet at the top of the platen, and is visible as the sheet drops into the delivery hopper. Any variation can be quickly spotted.

Hope this helps you; it’s based on 50 yrs experience running Heidels 8 or more hours daily, and often two together.