Base and bulk containers
Installations for newspaper printing plants and large heatset printing plants
Stationary ink tanks for supplying ink to large printing presses, e.g. heatset or coldset newspaper presses, are standard today. A distinction is made here between base containers up to 3 000 kg and stationary bulk containers from 5 000 kg content capacity.
Stationary tanks are in part being used also to supply colour inks, of which the consumption is increasing continually. The advantage of these stationary tank installations is that the operator comes into contact with ink only in the tank room and later on at the press, or ink fountain respectively. The ink is delivered by the producer either in a tank vehicle via an ink feed station (mainly newspaper printing) or via 1 000 kg interchangeable containers for base containers.
Both systems offer high levels of comfort and are monitored via a complete control system. Data can be transmitted to the ink producer via a network and the Internet for purposes of ink consumption monitoring and automatic re-ordering.