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FLEXO Magazine : April 2012
print Advertising Production (SNAP), and prepares it in a format to move to an American National Standards Insti- tute (ANSI) standard. Recent work from CGATS includes TR015 Shared Neutral Appearance, and TR016 Conformance for Printing. TR015 is a standard defin- ing the G7 specification in an ANSI for- mat, bringing Shared Neutral Common Appearance to a standard that can be communicated globally. TR016 defines levels of compliance for printers, in quality ranges A, B or C, with DE2000 tolerance for each grade of print. As printers, we must understand this standard, as it will eventually affect business. TC130 GraphiC TeChnoloGy http://npes.org/Programs/Standards- Workroom/ISO-TC-130-and-USTAG- Working-Groups.aspx iSo 3664: 2009 View CondiTionS This is not a new standard, but un- derstanding its requirements is critical. A quick overview in this document from 2000 has been revised, tightening the requirements for view booths. The new document includes better definitions. The requirement is for D50 not 5000K. Evenness across the viewing area is now a tighter requirement, and UV component is required in the lamps to better illuminate the OBA’s contained in our papers today. The luminance is still 2000 lux but has a tolerance of +/- 500 lux. These lamps cannot be purchased at your local hardware store. For consistent viewing through the supply chain these new lamps are required. The standard has also set the replace- ment requirement at 2,500 hours or six months of daily use. In 2010, both GTI and JUST Normlicht developed new lamps for this standard. The publishing industry mandated these bulbs be in place by Jan 1, 2012 (please visit www. swop.org for more information). Many CPC’s are also requiring this new standard to be followed. The rationale: If the same lights are used in design through production, there will be more consistency. This piece of low-hanging fruit will improve our print and custom- er satisfaction. n TakeaClo ser Lookat... Through a microscopic view of R/bak SA 2000 cushion mounting tapes, see what makes Rogers’ PUR foam different. • Absorbs Shock Better • Faster Line Speeds • Eliminates Gear Banding • Consistent High Quality Print • Fewer Press Adjustments R/bak ® SA 2000 Magnified 100 times www.rogerscorp.com/rbak microscopead_3.622x5.118.indd 1 3/27/12 10:52 AM www.flexography.org april 2012 FLEXO 9 www.flexography.org april 2012 FLEXO 9 FQC STandardS CoMMiTTee Gary Hilliard, Hood Packaging, chairman Danny Rich, Sun Chemical, ISO Expert, CGATS and ANSI Sam Ingram, Clemson University, ISO TC130, CGATS Jay Sperry, HAVI Global Solutions Jean Jackson, Praxair Surface Technologies Steve Smiley, Vertis Communications, ISO TC130, ICC, GWG, and CGATS Mark Causey, Beck