Bruce May


The problem is to devise a system of pre-setting the ink keys of a sheet-fed offset press in order to save make-ready time. A preliminary experiment is run to establish and identify the correlation between the information obtained from visually scanning the plates and the ink key dial settings. The test involves a control group and a test group making press runs to see if pre-setting the ink keys can save time. The results show that such an idea is possible. The preliminary experiment establishes a positive correlation between the two variables and test group press-run times are significantly less than control group's times. The study indicates that further research involving ink key settings and ink distribution would be useful.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Computerized typesetting; Offset printing

Publication Date


Document Type


Department, Program, or Center

School of Print Media (CIAS)


Silver, Julius

Advisor/Committee Member

Frazier, Clifton

Advisor/Committee Member

Hacker, Robert


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in December 2013.

Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at Z253.3.M39


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