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  • Little Joe Model H

    One Color Press

    Little Joe Model H

    One Color Press

    The Little Joe Model H is a one color press favored by printers, makers of lithographic and UV flexographic inks, pigments, varnishes and paper stocks. As a proofing press, Little Joes are commonly found in offset press rooms and ink manufacturing plants.

    The Model H is used most often for quality control and materials testing, giving reliable results with a minimum of time, materials or training. An optional can printing attachment permits printing on standard two-piece aluminum cans; mandrels for other can sizes and cylindrical objects are available.

    • Designed for use with paste coatings.
    • Removes operator variables.
    • Smooth, hand-powered movement.
    • Uses standard, readily-available consumables.
    • Requires little operator training and supervision.
    Specifications:

    Dimensions: 12” wide x 36” long x 11” high
    Standard plate size: 4” x 6”
    Maximum sheet size: 9” x 12”

    Specifications subject to change. Grind gages not included. US and foreign patents apply.

  • Little Joe Model HD

    Two Color Press

    Little Joe Model HD

    Two Color Press

    The Little Joe Model H is a one color press favored by printers, makers of lithographic and UV flexographic inks, pigments, varnishes and paper stocks. As a proofing press, Little Joes are commonly found in offset press rooms and ink manufacturing plants.

    The Model H is used most often for quality control and materials testing, giving reliable results with a minimum of time, materials or training. An optional can printing attachment permits printing on standard two-piece aluminum cans; mandrels for other can sizes and cylindrical objects are available.

    • Designed for use with paste coatings.
    • Removes operator variables.
    • Smooth, hand-powered movement.
    • Uses standard, readily-available consumables.
    • Requires little operator training and supervision.
    Specifications:

    Dimensions: 12” wide x 36” long x 11” high
    Standard plate size: 4” x 6”
    Maximum sheet size: 9” x 12”

    Specifications subject to change. Grind gages not included. US and foreign patents apply.

  • Accessories

  • Blanket

    HD 8100 Replacement Blanket

    HD 8100: Our blanket for UV ink. For use on a Two Color Little Joe. 11″ x 7″ or 28cm x 18cm

  • Plate

    Printing Plate; Solid

    Printing Plate; Solid: Used to make 4 X 6 inch solid prints. Made of polished aluminum.
    Special order plates are available with company logos and screens. Please contact us for details and pricing.

  • Volumeter Pipette

    Volumeter Pipette

    VOL Volumeter (pipette): This is used to meter out ink. It measures ink in 0.2 cc increments

  • Blanket

    HD 8212 Replacement Blanket (Legacy)

    HD 8212: Our legacy blanket for a One Color Little Joe. Non-compressible 11″ x 7″ or 28cm x 18cm

  • Blanket

    H 8212 Replacement Blanket (Legacy)

    H 8212: Our legacy blanket for a One Color Little Joe. Non-compressible 13″ x 7″ or 33cm x 18cm

  • Blanket

    H 8100 Replacement Blanket

    H 8100: Our blanket for UV ink. For use on a One Color Little Joe. 13″ x 7″ or 33cm x 18cm

  • Blanket

    H 3000 Replacement Blanket

    Our standard blanket for a One Color Little Joe. A compressible blanket that has a ground and buffed surface. 13″ x 7″ or 33cm x 18cm

  • Blanket

    HD 3000 Replacement Blanket

    Our standard blanket for a Two Color Little Joe. A compressible blanket that has a ground and buffed surface. 11″ x 7″ or 28cm x 18cm

  • Brayer

    Hand Brayer - Buna-N

    BBN Hand Brayer; Buna-N: Our standard hand brayer. High quality. For use with conventional inks. Can also be used with UV inks. About 30 durometer.

  • Brayer

    Hand Brayer - EPDM

    Hand Brayer; EPDM. For use with UV inks only. About 35 Durometer.

  • Automatic Draw-Down Machines

  • ADM 2

    Draw-down press with speeds adjustable from one to ten seconds. Used with liquids, powders, and paste coatings.

    ADM 2

    Variable Speed Draw-Down

    Our best seller

    Get consistent use of grind gages using the ADM 2 automatic draw-down machine from Little Joe Industries. The ADM 2 is designed to be durable and simple to operate.

    • Designed for use with liquid and paste coatings.
    • Adjustable draw down speeds from one to ten seconds
    • Consistent and accurate scraper force adjustable from 1.75 to 6 kg (3.5 to13 pounds).
    • Smooth motorized scraper movement.
    • Rigidly held scraper provides consistent scraper angle.
    • Uses existing grind gauges and scrapers from your current supplier.
    • Works with grind gauges and with draw-down pads.
    • Requires less operator training and supervision on proper grind gage use.
    • Removes operator variables.

    The scraper is held at an 85-degree angle. This allows using each side of the scraper twice, effectively giving you four scraper edges instead of just two and doubling the life of each scraper compared to a 90-degree angle. 90-degree versions are available [Link] by special order.

    The ADM also makes color comparison draw downs on draw down pads using a scraper. This requires the purchase of a Draw Down Kit [Link].

    Specifications:

    Minimum scraper force: 1.75 kg
    Maximum scraper force: 6 kg
    Maximum grind gage size: 25 cm long x 11 cm wide
    Speed: Variable
    Scraper angle: 85 degrees
    Power: 100/120 v or 200/240v; 50/60hz
    Fuse: 1 amp slow burn

    Specifications subject to chage. Grid gages not included. US and foreign patents apply.

  • ADM 1

    Single speed draw-down press used with liquids, powders, and paste coatings

    ADM 1

    Single Speed Draw-Down

    Durable and simple to operate, the ADM 1 from Little Joe Industries uses a fixed-speed motor to deliver consistent draw-downs with your grind gages. Compare the benefits of the ADM 1 over manual grind gage draw-downs:

    • 10-second, fixed speed process moves the scraper the length of the grind gauge.
    • Designed for use with paste coatings.
    • Removes operator variables.
    • Smooth motorized scraper movement.
    • Rigidly held scraper provides consistent scraper angle.
    • Consistent and accurate scraper force adjustable from 1.75 to 6 Kgs (3.5 to 13 pounds).
    • Allows less operator training and supervision on proper grind gage use.
    • Uses existing grind gages and scrapers from your current supplier.
    Specifications:

    Minimum scraper force: 1.75 kg
    Maximum scraper force: 6 kg
    Maximum grind gage size: 25 cm long x 11 cm wide
    Speed: Fixed
    Scraper angle: 85 degrees
    Power: 100/120 v or 200/240v; 50/60 hz
    Fuse: 1 amp slow bu rn

    Specifications subject to change. Grind gages not included. US and foreign patents apply.