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FLEXO Magazine : June 2011
Rest in peace. 866-APEX-USA gtt@ apexnorthamerica.com www.byebyeanilox.com UniFlex GTT for Wide Web | UniFli GTT for Narrow Web | UniCorr GTT for Corrugated | UniCoat GTT for Coatings/Offset LOOK INSIDE Turn the page and learn how to change your game with GTT. Bye bye, anilox. Adios, unwieldy anilox inventories. Sayonara, BCM/LPI math. Bon voyage, sleeve and roll changes. So long, pinholes, dot gain, mottling and haloing. See ya later, downtime. INNOVATION Learn more from Apex today: call 866-APEX-USA gtt@ apexnorthamerica.com · www.apexnorthamerica.com Apex North America · 65 Washington Street · Donora, PA 15033-1391 USA BEYOND EVOLUTION GTT IS NOThING ShORT OF A REvOLUTION IN FLEXOGRAPhY. Bold words? You bet. And here’s why: Apex reinvented the very concept of ink-to-plate transfer and, from the ground up, perfected a whole new surface geometry, a whole new ceramic composition — and a whole new world of flexographic printing possibilities. We call it GTT: Genetic Transfer Technology. Dot gain, pinholing, haloing, mottling. You’ve come to expect these foes on-press and you do your best to combat them, but because flexo is an imperfect art, your results often vary. Wouldn’t it be nice to master one problematic variable: ink-to-plate transfer? Historically, a prime limiting factor in print quality, press speed, and workflow is the anilox surface where ink meets plate. Apex has met that challenge head-on. Just like the mechanically-engraved chrome anilox before it, the capabilities of the conventional hexcell anilox have been outpaced by advances in presses, plates and inks — and by customer expectations. It’s time to evolve. And Apex leads the way with the invention of GTT, the patented successor to conventional anilox surfaces. The GTT ink metering surface is the proven evolution for this century. The GTT series includes UniFlexGTT for wide web, UniFliGTT for narrow web, UniCorrGTT for corrugated applications, and UniCoatGTT for coatings/offset. Discover how our three revolutionary technical innovations deliver unrivaled precision, durability and the freedom to consistently print your best work every day without sacrificing time, focus or profitability. Bye bye, anilox. hello GTT. GTT DEFINED GENETIC TRANSFER TEChNOLOGY IS ThE NEXT GENERATION OF INK mETERING TEChNOLOGY: A PRECISION INSTRUmENT whOSE TEChNOLOGY EmPOwERS YOUR hIGhEST FLEXO POTENTIAL. ThE GTT PRODUCT LINE IS OPTImIzED FOR EACh FLEXOGRAPhIC SPECIALTY: UniFlexGTT for wide web UniFliGTT for narrow web UniCorrGTT for corrugated UniCoatGTT for coatings/offset THE CHALLENGE THE SOLUTION GTT, the GTT oval symbol, UniFlex, Unicorr, and UniCoat are registered trademarks of the ApexGroup of Companies. © 2011 Genetic Transfer Technology (GTT) European patent issued and granted: EP 2121339. US and other foreign patents pending. ® OUTSIDE FOLDOUT COVER: FOLD BACK COVER PANEL SPINE/BINDINGEDGE FOLDOUT PANEL OUTSIDE FOLDOUT COVER: FOLD hello, GTT When the world’s largest anilox manufacturer rewrites the flexo rulebook with an invention that renders obsolete conventional hexcell anilox technology, you know it’s got to be a pretty big deal. Meet UniFlexGTT for wide web and UniFliGTT for narrow web — the future of flexographic ink metering technology. Imagine requiring just two or three GTT surfaces to replace your entire stockpile of hexcell anilox rolls/sleeves. Imagine: use the same surface for fine screens and stronger solids — on fewer ink stations at higher speeds. Go ahead and streamline your pressroom. Gain unparalleled print quality and consistency. Free your bottom line to soar. And re-imagine your future. Is this an evolution in flexo? More like a revolution. Bold words? You bet. And here’s why: Apex reinvented the very concept of ink-to-plate transfer and, from the ground up, perfected a whole new Slalom Ink Channel surface geometry, a new hybrid ceramic composition and a new laser engraving process. So save time. Save ink. And save money. Let us prove it: turn the page and read the facts — and then ask for your quote today. ® APEX Covers-Flaps 6-11.indd 1 6/3/11 11:07:32 AM
Sustainable Spring 2011