Printer Tech Tips—Paper Conditioning & Characteristics

03/2012
Printer Tech Tips

Hygroscopic in nature, paper is constantly changing to reach equilibrium with its environment. Like a sponge, it absorbs or loses moisture relative to the extremes of exposure and the surrounding atmosphere. The hygroscopic properties of paper vary from grade to grade, but dimensional stability and superior press performance is best assured when paper is fully acclimated and stabilized to a properly controlled
and climatized pressroom.