Tips & Recommendations

Estimating Tips

The following list is intended to provide you with a broad overview of certain factors that should be reflected in your estimate:

  • Zodia requires specially formulated inks, coatings and adhesives. Consult with your suppliers for more information.
  • Unopened packages of Zodia must acclimate to printing room conditions approximately 24 hours prior to printing.
  • Optimal conditions for printing on Zodia:
Room Temperature 65°F – 75°F
Humidity 40% – 50%
  • Typically, blankets will need to be washed every 2,000 to 3,000 sheets to remove filler dust.
  • Set aside enough delivery boards to be able to rack jobs on 4-inch lifts.
  • Plan to back up all two sided printing jobs within 24 to 48 hours to prevent gas ghosting.
  • Sheets must be aired-up to facilitate drying.
With Aqueous Coating: Aired within 1-2 hours
Without Aqueous Coating: Aired after ink sets
  • To maximize drying, press speed should not exceed 7000 impressions per hour.
  • Zodia is non-absorptive and inks must dry completely by oxidation. This process will require longer setting and drying times.

Printing Tips

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