Humidification for Gravure printing



Issues in Gravure printing

  • Fire
  • Static electricity
  • Misprints
  • Poor quality product
  • Tail like structures on edges (imperfections)


Gravure printing machine technical drawing

Solution: Humidification for gravure printing

A low humidity level affects printing facilities by increasing defect rates and shutdowns of machinery. Static electricity increases, especially during winter time, creating poor quality of products, misalignment, paper jams, double feeding, dust adhesion, and even fire.

By adding spot humidification near the machinery, these problems can be prevented, static charge is controlled, and our customers can maintain a constant level of quality in their production year-round.

Our humidification system sprays a “Dry Fog” which will humidify near the machines without wetting them.

Example of Systems / Products used for this solution

AirAKI® system (Explosion proof version) with the AKIMist® “E” Dry Fog humidifier



  • Fire-prevention, safety operation
  • Sufficient humidification with low energy consumption
  • Reduced printing defects (prevent dust adhesion)

Advantages of humidification for Gravure printing

  • Anti-static measures for target areas
  • Cost saving (lower defect rate (decrease in operational  shutdowns)
  • Constant humidity level year-round (50-60%RH – depending on customers’ needs)


AirAKI® system with the Dry Fog humidifier AKIMist®“E” installed above gravure printing machine


  • Spot humidification at each ink unit and feeder and delivery part
  • Other applications: humidification, indoor cooling

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