Paper is a natural material and very susceptible to changes in relative humidity. If the atmosphere around printing presses and paper storage areas becomes dry, the paper's exposed edges will suffer dimensional change, causing it to curl.

Tight edges on reels can lead to web breaks and increase machine downtime.

A low humidity also increases static build-up, which can cause paper to stick together and not feed or stack correctly.

A constant, optimum air humidity is a key factor in attaining a high quality of print and ensuring smooth production processes. During the winter months, in particular, the room air humidity in printing plants often falls to critical levels: paper distortion, static, impaired machine running, production stoppages and resultant avoidable additional costs are often the negative consequences. 

Benefits of working with Nortec on your print humidification project:

  • Extensive expertise in all printing processes from projects around the world
  • Comprehensive product range to precisely meet a printer's requirements
  • Full service of expert advice, design, supply, installation, commissioning, maintenance and spares supply
  • Ability to provide innovative, proven solutions
  • Low energy systems to reduce operating costs and improve humidity control
  • Low maintenance solutions that minimise on-going service requirements
  • Increased productivity, decreased waste, improved product quality resulting in higher profits

Our Print Clients Include

    - Avery Dennison

    - Canadian Bank Note Company

    - Eclipse Imaging

    - Graphic Packaging International

    - Harland Clarke

    - Heidelberg

    - ING Document Center

    - Quad Graphics Inc.

    - RR Donnelley

    - Staples Print Solutions

    - Shutterfly

    Other industries where Condair delivers vital humidity control