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FLEXO Magazine : June 2011
Growing weary of mottling, pinholes and haloing? Aggravated by plugged vignettes, dot gain and density problems? GTT can reduce — if not outright eliminate — these printing obstacles. Image stronger and cleaner type, reverses, barcodes and dots, all the while doing it on fewer print stations. EXTREMELY OPAQUE WHITES Do it denser with GTT: lay down a smoother, more opaque white while reducing or even eliminating mottling and pinholing – all at a lower ink viscosity with faster drying times. STRONGER SOLIDS, TIGHTER REVERSES Because GTT enables more efficient and precise ink-to-plate transfer, you’ll achieve greater density in your solids with sharper definition in your reverses. Banish pinholing, mottling and fill-in. CRISPER & FINER TYPE, BARCODES & LINES Your custome rs will enjoy seeing sharp and readable fine print on their jobs – even in reverse. You’ll enjoy printing them at higher speeds while curtailing haloing. CONTROLLED MIDTONES AND VIGNETTES Can your press hit a 0.4% dot vignette AND a 98% screen on a single station — with no plugging? With GTT, you can. Consistently achieve those subtle mid-range gradations. CLEANER AND STRONGER PROCESS DOTS Go ahead: use a finer plate screen for your CMYK jobs. GTT gives you clearer definition down to the finest- and lowest-percentage dot. Rival offset process quality — and run faster than ever before while maintaining strong ink density. EXTENDED CMYK GAMUT Because you can better resolve fine screens, your color fidelity and range increases. 4C is back with a vengeance. MOIRÉ NO MORE The GTT slalom engraving eliminates the very possibility of surface-to-plate moirés. ACHIEVE PREDICTABILITY AND CONSISTENCY For many, the Holy Grail of flexography is the ability to print repeat jobs at the same high quality with minimal adjustment. GTT gives you that advantage, time after time. MAXIMIZE PRINTABILITY 2 GTT UniFlexGTT for Wide Web | UniFliGTT for Narrow Web | UniCorrGTT for Corrugated WITH GTT, WIDE WEB JOBS RIVAL OFFSET OR GRAVURE- QUALITY IN SHARPNESS, TONAL RANGE AND DENSITY. JOB TYPE Combo SUBSTRATE Film INK Solvent-based ANILOX SCREENS 360 LPI VOLUME 5.0 BCM PLATE SCREENS 85 LPI REMARKS Dot gain, mottling and haloing present; overall muddy appearance. JOB TYPE 2-station Black Combo SUBSTRATE Coated Paper INK Water-based ANILOX 500 LPI/3.5 BCM for solid; 800 LPI/1.9 BCM for screen PLATE SCREEN 133 LPI REMARKS Job required two stations using conventional anilox. Mottled solids, haloing, weak density and dots all present. 60° Hex cell anilox 60° Hex cell anilox REAL WORLD PROOF SPINE/BINDINGEDGE APEX Brochure Pages 6-11.indd 2 6/3/11 10:59:00 AM 60° Hex cell anilox 60° Hex cell anilox www.byebyeanilox.com 866-APEX-USA GTT 3 Do you really enjoy changing anilox for each job? Looking forward to spending precious press-time registering multiple stations? What about frequent deep cleaning to unplug those deep hexcells? Don’t forget all that lost time due to anilox damaged in the shuffle. Instead, why not give yourself some breathing room? GTT lets you keep your rolls/sleeves on-press far longer than conventional anilox. Use fewer rolls/sleeves on fewer stations, keep them installed longer, and clean them faster. So, what are you going to do with all your extra time? FEWER, IF ANY, SLEEVE/ROLL CHANGES Since one GTT surface does the work of two or three (or more) conventional anilox engravings, there’s simply no need for roll/ sleeve swapping. And since GTT requires less frequent deep cleaning, you stay on press far longer. SIMPLY LESS HANDLING From press to rack and across the shop floor, how many minutes per hour does your team spend loading, lifting and moving anilox? When a roll/ sleeve stays on-press longer, you’re free to spend more time printing. BANISH DINGS AND DENTS Every time a roll or sleeve is changed, your risk of damage exponentially increases — which translates into time and money spent managing crises. Simply stated, GTT needs fewer swaps resulting in dramatic damage reduction and more uptime. QUICKER SET-UP AND REGISTRATION Just think: when you replace two conventional anilox with one GTT, you’ve just cut your setup time — and associated costs — in half. Fewer stations also means speedier registration. Now multiply that across your entire operation. FASTER CLEANUP How often do you stop a press to clean a plugged anilox or a dirty plate? GTT’s unique ink flow properties reduce ink buildup on rolls/sleeves and plates, enabling you to run cleaner and longer. And unlike deep anilox cells which rapidly plug up with dried ink, our Slalom Ink Channel geometry – at roughly half the depth of a hexcell – is significantly easier to keep clean. REDUCE YOUR DOWNTIME REAL WORLD PROOF JOB TYPE Combo SUBSTRATE Film INK Solvent-based GTT SIZE UniFlex “L” PLATE SCREEN 85 LPI REMARKS Precise dot holdout; tighter reverses; less pinholing; haloing eliminated. UniFlexGTT JOB TYPE 1-station Black Combo SUBSTRATE Coated Paper INK Water-based GTT SIZE UniFlex “M” PLATE SCREEN 133 LPI REMARKS Printed on one station. Stronger solids; mottling and pinholing virtually eliminated; greater tonal range achieved in screen. UniFlexGTT SIMPLY STATED, GTT ALLOWS YOU TO ACHIEVE GREATER PRODUCTIVITY IN FAR, FAR LESS TIME. SPINE/BINDINGEDGE APEX Brochure Pages 6-11.indd 3 6/3/11 10:59:17 AM
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