Delta Dampening System

Why buy a new press when Epic’s Delta Dampening System can make an existing press print like new?

Whether you intend to extend the useful life of an older press or to maximize the quality and productivity of an new one, Epic’s Delta Dampener has a proven reputation as the best.

Delta Dampening System

 

Install a Delta Dampening System and Save

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With the Epic Delta Dampening System, users begin to realize cost savings immediately. In fact, typical return on investment is within one year of operation.


As one satisfied user said, “Epic’s System helps me stop putting cash in the trash.”

It’s a simple matter of dollars and sense, Epic’s Delta Dampening System offers the most cost-effective investment for reaping new press benefits. It pays for itself quickly and increases profits; typically the return on investment is within 7 to 12 months.

  • Guaranteed hickey-free printing — eliminates downtime, paper waste and sorting time
  • Smoother, denser solids
  • Sharper halftones with less dot gain
  • Cleaner, sharper reverses
  • Sharper, dryer print
  • Tighter screens without plugging
  • Excellent color control and consistency
  • Faster make-readies
  • Increased operator safety
  • Overall cost savings – reduced waste and ink usage, improved press efficiencies
  • Rapid return on investment
  • Delta Dampening System retrofits are available for virtually every major press model – offset, web or metal presses
  • Form roller operates at a lower surface speed than that of the plate
  • Dampening form roller is separate from the inking system, allowing for the retention of all ink form rollers
  • Separate variable-speed drive motor and water control adjustments
  • Thin film of precisely metered dampening solution is applied as required across the plate
  • Exclusive Epic air-activated oscillating bridge roller reduces ghosting
  • Instantaneous control of ink/water balance

Delta Dampening

The unique Delta design utilizes helical gears and positive roller settings to drive the dampening form roller at a slower surface speed than the plate cylinder. The differential motion, called the “Delta Effect” wipes away the foreign particles that cause hickeys, while continuously allowing a fresh charge of ink to the plate.

 

The Epic Delta Dampening Story

Since 1977, Epic Products has been manufacturing the state-of-the-art Delta Dampening System. Our revolutionary system prevents hickeys and other defects during the printing process. After 30 years, Epic’s Delta Dampening system remains the industry standard; all major press manufacturers now use their own version of the Delta® System. Since Epic pioneered the development, our retrofit systems are far superior to any of the dampening systems found in most new presses.