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FLEXO Magazine : October 2011
REAL PRESSROOM BENEFITS There are many time-saving and cost-cutting benefits of SpotOn!Flexo software, including reduced press makeready time trying to obtain the correct color match to a spot or cus- tom/brand color. Other benefits include: • More consistency by monitoring the spot colors versus the reference color throughout a run • Accurate monitoring to help your pressroom team fore- see potential issues, such as changes in ink viscosity or PH • Timely troubleshooting of doctor blade wear, anilox roll plugging and plate wear • The ability to decide at the makeready stage if an ink needs adjustments in order to achieve an acceptable color match With the ultra-high priority that today ’s top companies place on dynamic and engaging packaging that differenti- ates their products from others on the shelves, this new spot color technology is a new and exciting tool. n About the Author: Richard Black, director of digital solutions for All Printing Resources, Glendale Heights, IL ., c o -chaired FTA’s 2010 Fall Conference and will be speaking on match- ing brand colors on press at this year’s event. Black has been involved with the printing and publishing industry for more than 30 years. He graduated California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) with a Bachelor of Sci- ence degree in Graphic Communications. Today, at APR, he focuses on customer support and product development in the areas of color management, digital proofing, workflow & CTP solutions for flexo. For more information on SpotOn! Flexo software, visit www.teamflexo.com. Trending charts and color curves reflect the accuracy of printed spot colors. www.flexography.org ocTober 2011 FLEXO 73