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FLEXO Magazine : June 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 GTTFLEXfor 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-selling 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. ® Isn’t it time to say: 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. GTTLABEL for Label/Narrow Web | GTTFLEX for Flexible Packaging | GTTCORR for Corrugated | GTTOFFSET for Offset | UltraCell & UltraCellPLUS Anilox Cylinders THE FUTURE OF FlExO Bye bye, anilox? BOOTh3003LabelExpoAmericasChicago,ILSeptember11-132012VISITUS!ThefutureofHi-DefHi-Qualityflexobeginshere. GTT Print Ads 8x10.875 FLEXO.indd 1 6/7/12 10:17:49 AM microstructure SWEDCUT® Doctor Blade Application Guide To Order Call: 800.756.6474 Committed To Sustainability Product Series / Name Product Description Gauge Range Industry Segment Product Application / Performance Features 300 M-Flex® I Carbon Steel Blade High Density Refined Microstruc- ture Width: .27” - 3.15” 7.0mm-80.0mm Thickness: .003” - .015” 1.076 mm - 0.38 mm Flexo Gravure excellent wear resistance + uniform edge wear in a variety of flexographic and rotogravure applications. Suitable for use in water, solvent, UV and EB inks and coatings 400 MicroNox® I Stainless Steel Blade High Corrosion Re- sistance Width: .39” - 2.38” 10.0 mm - 60.0 mm Thickness: .003” - .015” 1.078 mm - 0.38 mm Flexo Gravure Excellent corrosion resistance, uniform wear in both flexographic and rotogra- vure applications 500 MicroNox®II Stainless Steel Blade High Corrosion and Wear Resistant Width: .39” - 2.36” 10.0 mm - 60.0 mm Thickness: .004” - .0 08” 0.10 mm - 0.20 mm Flexo Gravure Corrosion and wear resistant alloyed steel, more refined, lower friction, slow wear on whites 600 M-Flex® II Carbon Steel Blade High Density Ultra Refined Micro- structure Width: .39” - 2.76” 10.0 mm - 70.0 mm Thickness: .006” - .0 08” .015 mm - .020 mm Flexo Gravure HD - Higher Definition micro-structure provides slower and more uniform edge wear in all print applications 600 P M-Flex® Plus Carbon Steel Blade Specially Alloyed and purified for ex- tra wear resistance and ductility Width: .39” - 2.36” 10.0 mm - 60.0 mm Thickness: .006” - .0 08” 0.15 mm - 0.20 mm Flexo Gravure Enhanced HD Performance steel for pre- cise, low impact, precision metering on all anilox line counts over extended runs. Excellent for line, process and vi- gnettes. 700 G MicroKote® Micro Carbon Steel Blade Proprietary Ultra- durable long-life coating Width: .78” - 2.78” 20.0 mm - 70.0 mm Thickness: .006” - .015” .015 mm - .038 mm Gravure ink repellent coating + enhanced tip provides precise metering over ex- tended runs or multiple jobs. Lower fric- tion. 700 X MicroKote® X 600P Material with Ultra-durable long- life coating Width: .39” - 2.36” 10.0 mm - 60.0 mm Thickness: .006” - .0 08” 0.15 mm - 0.20 mm Gravure Combination of 600P base material plus MicroKote® coating. 800 MicroKote® II Micro Stainless Steel Blade with Ultra-durable long- life coating Width: .39” - 2.36” 10.0 mm - 60.0 mm Thickness: .006” - .012” 0.15 mm - 0.20 mm Gravure The 800 series give you all the perform- ance features of the 500 series along with the patented MicroKote® coating microstructure microstructure microstructure microstructure microstructure microstructure microstructure microstructure Alloyed Steel Blade