Humidification for graphics industry

Many disruptions, breakdowns, and paper-jams in the graphics industry are caused by low humidity. Dry air allows static electricity to build-up, which causes sheets of paper to stick together or to the equipment.


Avoid production losses with the correct humidity


Paper is very susceptible to over dry air. If the humidity falls under 40% static electricity starts to build up. This causes paper to develop a static electrical charge, resulting in feeder trip-offs, poor sheet jogs in the delivery, print voids, and ink offset. Whole stacks of paper may become completely unusable.

The correct humidity increases the production capacity, and this applies to prepress, CTP, offset and web presses. A relative humidity of between 40% and 60% will prevent many of these problems and paper malfunctions.

  • Minimise the risk of static electrical build-up.

  • Prevent your paper from sticking and distorting

  • Increase productivity by reducing the downtime of the machines

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A pleasant environment free from static shocks


An added advantage of the right humidity is the improved comfort for the staff. A proper humidity level reduces the build up of static electricity and prevents all those annoying, and sometimes painful, static shocks.

And an extra bonus – in warm weather the humidification system even provides a cooling effect.

Cumulus significantly reduces production losses


In the graphics industry even one paper jam is one too many. As Dutch market leader in custom-built humidification systems, we have been helping businesses to find the right humidity and reduce their production losses since 1991.

  • Our experts co-wrote ISSO 55.3 (the guidelines for Legionella safe installations)

  • All our installations comply with the ISSO 55.3 Publication guidelines

  • TÜV Nord have certified that our installation systems comply with VDI 6022

  • We meet the guidelines as outlined in the TNO Hospital Report

  • We have the biggest maintenance network in the Benelux

For free advice on safe, energy-saving humidification solutions tailor-made for your business, contact us here.



Virupa, a specialist indoor and outdoor signage and store presentation company based in Aalten, explain what Cumulus high-pressure humidification systems have meant for them.

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