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FLEXO Magazine : December 2012
• Routine calibration schedules are developed and ad- hered to • Universal naming conventions are applied to workflow tags and other communications • Control targets applicable to each and every pressrun stand at press side • Job tickets containing all documentation relevant to production of each piece are prepared, retained and referred to. As a result, consistent, repeatable results are ensured “ We’re measuring density. We’re measuring tonal values, calibrating equipment and making sure it all connects,” said Gilkey. “ When we print, the results measure up to the specifi- cations and tolerances that are put into place by FIRST.” Duncan observed, “One of the main things FIRST does is that it gives legitimacy to our consistency. It gives a form to it, too. FIRST training tells us how to do it. For example on the job today, we’re incorporating FIRST target values into the flags. We’re seeing a high degree of acceptance in the pressroom. Quality is better. Things are going much smoother.” Van Camp added, “Targets are used to measure and hit L*a*b values. They help us keep the process in control and demonstrate our commitment to consistency.” That prompted Gilkey to remark, “We’re pushing to put targets on the pack- age to make us more accountable. It tells customers that they can expect both print quality and repeatability.” Elaborating on the task at hand, Crammer explained. “ T he featured technology uses silver foil material and opaque white in screen and solid values. We’re allowing blue to come through as metallic. Four-color process—CMYK—accounts for eight stations on a 10-color press. An opaque white flood coat will be applied before printing the backside. The final station is reserved for UV varnish. ” MAKEREADY As setup began at approximately 6:00 am, Monday, Nov. 4 , Best Label’s two-month old, Nilpeter FB 4200 press, housed in the Cerritos plant, stood at the ready. Press Operator print 36 FLEXO december 2012 www.flexography.org