by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
FLEXO Magazine : December 2010
minimizes dot gain.” Features he credited with making it possible included: shoulder impression, fast cure, 1:1 copy mask ablation, and high UV source durability. “No need for bump curves anymore,” Emmerling observed. Today ’s flexo technology makes it easier to select outcome parameters for surface screening and extending shadow areas. “No magical plates,” Emmerling admitted. “Our objective: remove or deal with oxygen.” Success leads to noticeable quality improve- ments, including better fades to zero. Mark Mazur, digital prepress consultant, DuPont Packaging Graphics, urged flexographers to print every dot very clearly and very sharply, by reminding them, “We print ink, not squashed spiders.” T he result: beautiful vignettes, excellent fades to zero, etc. “ We shouldn’t be too focused on offset. ” He expressed the opinion that, “Standard digital workflow is the most consistent out there,” then supported the claim with the observation that it represents 85 percent of what gets printed today. Noting that, “Oxygen inhibits polymerization near the surface,” Mazur said, “ There is no one answer for everything. Simple solutions are available in both standard digital or nitrogen workflows. All printing processes require calibration steps—identifying ink, anilox, substrate, etc. is a necessity in predicting print outcome. ” Increasing the stability of the flexo dot, while reducing gain, were presented as attributes of high resolution laser optics, by Larry Moore, director, technical support, EskoArtwork. He pointed to variable dot size on the AM pixel grid, as being responsible for smooth fades that eliminate graininess in a fade to zero; as well as sharper text and line art than offset. Other benefits cited included: cleaner dot shape, better ink 1+1 Chair / Co-Chair Chair Cayleigh Nichols, Prairie State Group Co-Chair Richard Black, All Printing Re- sources 21Exhibitors — EvEnt sponsors 360 Imaging Inc * Anderson & Vreeland * Asahi Photoproducts * Beta Industries * Bobst Group* Color Logic * Colormetrix * DuPont Packaging Graphics * Epson * Erhardt Leimer * Esko Artwork * Flexo Wash * Flint Group Flexographic Products * Franklin Adhesives * Harper Corporation of America * Kodak * Lohmann Technologies * Mac- Dermid Printing Solutions * Microdynamics * OEC Graphics * SJW Associates. FFta Fall Conference at-a-Glance 22spEakErs Roy Bohnen, Epson America * Jim Raffel, Colormetrix * Rich Emerling, Flint Group Flexo- graphic Products * Mark Mazur, DuPont Packaging Graphics * Larry Moore, EskoArtwork * Timothy Gotsick, MacDermid Printing Solutions * Paul Lancelle, Kodak *David Chinnis, Asahi Photoproducts *Jay Downey, Interflex Group * Karen Gross SGP Partnership * Paul Lodewyck, Flint Group * Sean Teufler, Harper Corporation of America * Jay Sperry, HAVI Global Solutions / Sonoco Institute, Clemson Univer- sity *Steve Smiley, Vertis Inc. * Tom Cassano, MacDermid Printing Solutions * Michael Reinhardt, Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. * Paul Freiberg, The Robinette Co. *Brian Ash, X-Rite * Dan Doherty, Prairie State Group * Bill Malm, Harper Corporation of America * Joe Tuccitto, FTA, TEST * Lon Robinson, Tension Envelope. 7sEssions Color Success Before Getting to Press * The Great Flexo Digital Plate Debate * Sustainability From the Printer’s Perspective * Impacting an Industry: The Flexo Quality Consortium * The Voice of the Industry: Best of FLEXO Magazine * Process Improvement: Best Practic- es FIRST * Color Consistency for Packaging: FIRST & Worldwide Standards 170 attEndEEs 3days Nov. 8-10, Hyatt Regency, Louisville KY www.flexography.org december 2010 FLEXO 21 FTA TOdAY FLX_Dec10.indd 21 12/15/10 1:00 PM