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FLEXO Magazine : June 2012
BENEFITS 2 GTT FOR FLEXIBLE PACKAGING, LABEL AND CORRUGATED JOB TYPE Combo SUBSTRATE Film INK Solvent-based ANILOX SCREENS 360 LPI | 140 L/cm VOLUME 5.0 BCM | 7,8 cm3m2 PLATE SCREENS 85LPI | 32L/cm REMARKS Dot gain, mottling and haloing present; overall muddy appearance. 60° Hex cell anilox JOB TYPE Combo SUBSTRATE Film INK Solvent-based GTT SIZE GTTFLEX “ L” PLATE SCREEN 85LPI | 32L/cm REMARKS Precise dot holdout; tighter reverses; less pinholing; haloing eliminated. GTTFLEX REAL WORLD proof MAXIMIZE YOUR Printability Aggravated by plugged vignettes, dot gain and density problems? GTT helps reduce — if not eliminate — these printing obstacles. Finally, stronger and cleaner type, reverses, barcodes and dots are predictably and reliably attainable. Many GTT users are achieving these and other victories, often on fewer print stations. EXTREMELY OPAQUE WHITES Get dense with GTT: lay down a smoother, more opaque white while reducing or even eliminating mottling and pinholing. Depending on your ink/substrate requirements, your ink viscosity and drying times may even be reduced. STRONGER SOLIDS, TIGHTER REVERSES Because GTT enables more efficient and precise ink-to- plate transfer, you may achieve greater density in your solids with sharper definition in your reverses. If pinholing, mottling and plugging are regular visitors on your press, GTT can help you banish these enemies. CRISPER & FINER TYPE, BARCODES & LINES Your customers 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 Given the wide plate-screen range a single GTT cylinder can resolve without dot gain or plugging, subtle mid-range gradations and clean vignettes are finally within reach. CLEANER AND STRONGER PROCESS DOTS Go ahead: try a finer plate screen for your CMYK jobs. GTT can give clearer definition down to the finest dot. Rival gravure and offset process quality and run faster than ever before while maintaining strong ink density — even on long press runs. EXTENDED CMYK GAMUT Because GTT can repeatably resolve finer plate screens over long runs, color fidelity and gamut increases. 4-station CMYK flexo can challenge offset/gravure. Imagine offering your customers consistent PantoneTM simulations like never before. Hello, high performance flexo! MOIRÉ NO MORE GTT slalom channels eliminate the very possibility of anilox-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 – or zero – adjustment. See if GTT can give you that advantage, time after time, job after job. Growing tired of mottling, pinholes and haloing? GTTLABEL for Label/Narrow Web | GTTFLEX for Flexible Packaging | GTTCORR for Corrugated | GTTOFFSET for Offset SPINE/BINDINGEDGE APEX Brochure Pages 6-12.indd 2 6/5/12 2:22:12 PM BENEFITS REDUCE YOUR Downtime Are you looking forward to spending precious press-time registering multiple stations? What about frequent deep cleaning to unplug those deep hexcells? Don’t forget about all that lost time from anilox damaged in transit. Instead, give yourself some breathing room. How? GTT cylinders can typically stay on-press far longer than conventional anilox. use fewer cylinders on fewer stations, keep them installed longer, and clean them faster. Find out how scores of flexographers have fine-tuned their GTT-powered presses to achieve these benefits — and more: FEWER, IF ANY, SLEEVE/ROLL CHANGES When you can use just one GTT cylinder to do the work of two or three (or more) conventional anilox cylinders, there is simply no need to swap rolls/ sleeves. And since GTT generally requires less-frequent deep cleaning (and far less plate cleaning), your actual time on- press can soar. SIMPLY LESS HANDLING From press to rack and across the shop floor and back again, how many minutes per hour does your team spend loading, lifting and moving anilox cylinders? When a cylinder can stay on-press longer, your team is free to spend more time printing. REDUCE DINGS AND DENTS Every time a cylinder is changed, the risk of damage exponentially increases — which translates into time and money spent managing crises instead of printing jobs. Simply stated, GTT needs fewer swaps — resulting in dramatic damage reduction and more uptime. QUICKER SET-UP AND REGISTRATION Just think: when you can 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 those time savings 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 can 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 Open Slalom Ink Channel geometry — at roughly one-third the depth of a hexcell — is proven easier to keep clean. Do you really enjoy changing anilox for each job? 60° Hex cell anilox GT T FLEX REAL WORLD proof JOB TYP E 2-Station Black Combo SUBSTRATE Coated Paper INK Water-based ANILOX SOLID: 500 LPI/3.5 BCM 200 L/cm | 5,4 cm3m2; SCREEN: 800 LPI/1.9 BCM 315 L/cm | 2,9 cm3m2 PLATE SCREEN 133 LPI | 52 L/cm REMARKS Job required two stations using conventional anilox. Mottled solids, haloing, weak density and dots. JOB TYPE 1-station Black Combo SUBSTRATE Coated Paper INK Water-based GTT SIZE GTTFLEX “M ” PL AT E SCREEN 133 LPI | 52 L/cm REMARKS Printed on one station. Stronger solids; mottling and pinholing virtually eliminated; greater tonal range achieved in screen. GTT FOR FLEXIBLE PACKAGING, LABEL AND CORRUGATED 3 www.byebyeanilox.com | 866-APEX-USA | firstname.lastname@example.org SPINE/BINDINGEDGE APEX Brochure Pages 6-12.indd 3 6/5/12 2:22:27 PM