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FLEXO Magazine : February 2013
Over the years, label types have var- ied between pressure sensitive and cold glue. Brands and their designs would rarely change. In today ’s highly com- petitive marketplace, new brands are introduced and refreshed every year. With the recent advancements of flexo, particularly the plates, pres- sure sensitive labels printed on flexo can match those printed on a web or sheetfed offset press with dots below 1 percent. Typically, wine labels are designed for and printed on uncoated textured stocks. Most designs include beautiful detailed illustrations that fade into the paper, which requires very detailed dot reproduction. For the FTA Project FOG’D , G3 con- tributed a wine label that was produced on both its flexo and offset presses. Both in detail and highlights, flexo proved just as strong as offset. Type is crisp on both offset and flexo samples as shown. One thing is certain, G3 is confident in its ability to match flexo to offset when it comes to wine labels. In 2013, G3 will continue to focus on innovative products to better serve the wine and spirits industry, most recently releasing the Gfresh cold/wet PS label innovation. ULTRA FLEX PACKAGING: High Quality, Lower Costs Brooklyn-based, Ultra Flex Packaging Corp. is a first-in-class flexo printer, fully equipped with three F&K wide web high speed gearless printing presses and solvent-based, solventless and extrusion laminators. Established in an impres- sive portfolio of markets, it maintains a dominant presence in the food and coffee markets. The firm provided flexo samples of a “Sugar in the Raw ” package for the print comparison. Its flexo plate imag- ing system has been a driving force be- hind significant advancements in quality and efficiencies for this converter. As expected, other than a coarser line screen, the detail was still present in the flexo sample. Type reproduced much better on the flexo sample than the gravure sample —no surprise. However, even the reverse type showed off much nicer in the flexo than the gravure sample. OFFSET (Magnified) FLEXO (Magnified) www.flexography.org FEbruary 2013 FLEXO 67