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FLEXO Magazine : April 2012
866-APEX-USA gtt@ apexnorthamerica.com www.byebyeanilox.com Hello,GTT When the world’s largest anilox manufacturer rewrites the flexo rulebook with an invention that practically renders obsolete conventional hexcell anilox technology, you know it’s a pretty big deal. Meet GTTFLEX for wide web and GTTLABEL for narrow web. Meet the future of high-quality flexo ink-to- plate metering technology. Imagine replacing your vast stockpile of hexcell anilox rolls/sleeves with just two or three GTT surfaces. Streamline your pressroom: use the same surface for fine screens and stronger solids — on fewer ink stations at higher speeds. Re-imagine your flexo future producing high-definition output. Gain unparalleled print quality and consistency. Do more with less – and free your bottom line to soar. Is this an evolution in flexo? More like a revolution. Here’s why: we reinvented the very concept of ink-to- plate transfer and perfected a new Open Slalom Ink Channel surface geometry, a new hybrid ceramic and a new laser engraving process. Coupled with new flat-top-dot plate technology, GTT delivers unrivaled clarity and predictability — typically at faster speeds and with less clean-up. And don’t worry — if you’re not quite ready to join the GTT revolution or just don’t require the benefits of GTT, you can still enjoy our premier UltraCell and UltraCellPLUS series of conventional hexcell anilox rolls — still top-rated globally. So save time. Save ink. And save money. Let us prove it: download your own GTT brochure today. Or better yet, ask for your GTT quote today. ® 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. DüsseldorfMay3-16Hall11B26ViSiTUS!ThefutureofHigh-Qualityflexographybeginshere. Don’t worry. We’ll still sell you an anilox roll — if you’re really into oldies. GTTLABEL for Label/Narrow Web | GTTFLEX for Flexible Packaging | GTTCORR for Corrugated | GTTOFFSET for Offset | UltraCell & UltraCellPLUS Anilox Cylinders THE FUTURE OF FlExO GTT Print Ads 8x10.875 FLEXO.indd 1 4/5/12 2:56:39 PM has consistently been the place to find the ‘buzz. ’ If you are a printer it should be your first stop at drupa 2012,” said James E. Harvey, executive director CIP4 (The International Cooper- ation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress Organization).” T he Innovation Park is becoming one of the key areas at drupa. It houses the innovations that will impact upon the future of the industry. In special working groups, the CIP4 members are develop- ing the Job Definition Format (JDF), PrintTalk and other stan- dards important for process automation. In this process they take user requirements into consideration, test the interaction of the various products and develop the required JDF tools as well as training documents. “JDF and print automation are not bleeding-edge technolo- gies any longer, and at drupa 2012 expect to see the majority of printers either engaged in print automation or in the pro- cess of getting their implementations going. Print automation is one of the few areas of print technology where printers can get a return on their investment quickly, and in many cases with relatively little investment,” stated Harvey. “ We’ve found an average ROI on successful print automation implementa- tions of more than 270 percent annualized; and that’s without the high and low outliers. These kinds of gains in productivity and, ultimately, profitability are hard to ignore. In the U.S., 43 percent of printers had or were implementing print automa- tion in 2011, with another 22 percent in planning stages. We expect that print automation will be the topic that for opera- tions managers, owners and general managers offers the 42 FLEXO april 2012 www.flexography.org