Patent Number: 6,170,396

Title: Printing method and device for mounting printing plates via cooperatingholes and protrusions

Abstract: A printing method for performing a lithographic printing in multiple colors by use of a flexible plate material. In particular, a series of engaging holes, while being aligned in the transporting direction of the plate material, are formed for every color in the plate material, and a series of protruded pieces to be inserted into the engaging holes of the plate material, while being aligned in the circumferential direction of each plate cylinder, are formed on the outer peripheral surface of each of the plate cylinders provided for the respective colors, so as to satisfy the following relation:wherePmm: pitch of the series of engaging holes (protruded pieces)Dmm: diameter of each protruded pieceWmm: width of the printing plate.The plate material is attached to the plate cylinder by applying the engaging holes of the plate material to the protruded pieces of each plate cylinder, and printing is carried out. Accordingly, a printing method according to the present invention enables a plate material to be reliably held by a plate cylinder while preventing a color misregistration.

Inventors: Naniwa; Mutsumi (Shizuoka, JP), Sera; Hidefumi (Shizuoka, JP)


International Classification: B41N 6/00 (20060101); B41F 27/12 (20060101); B41F 027/00 (); B41N 006/00 (); B41L 003/02 (); B41L 003/08 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2013