ApplicationNo. 05/571494 filed on 04/24/1975
US Classes:101/350.4, Variable speed roller in train of rollers supplying ink to ink roller101/367, Roller-fountain101/425CLEANING ATTACHMENTS
ExaminersPrimary: Burr, Edgar S.
Assistant: Pieprz, William
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassB41F 31/02 (20060101)
AbstractThe inker and inking method include forming a metering nip between the ink applicator roller of a printing press to which an excess of ink has been previously applied and a metering unit. A uniform film of ink is then formed on the surface of the metering unit and the physical properties of this film of ink are subsequently varied and controlled so that when this film contacts the ink on the applicator roller at the metering nip, a uniform layer of ink of a desired thickness is created and maintained on the applicator roller as it leaves the nip.