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FLEXO Magazine : July 2014
naturally A&V theDiffe rence! Experience 866.282.7697 • fax 800.223.6869 www.AndersonVreeland.com • info@AndVre.com At A&V, our commitment to environmental stewardship and conservation has been a natural evolution. We’ve practiced environmental respon- sibility long before it became fashionable by supplying products that have a low impact on our planet. For over 50 years we have introduced new products and technologies that have continually improved flexo plate quality and efficiency while reducing the impact we have on our world. Our products are designed to use less material, ship with smaller packaging, be free of many toxic substances, while being as energy efficient and recyclable as possible. Sustainability in some organizations is something new – something learned. At Anderson & Vreeland, it’s been part of our culture for 50-plus years. AV 9688 Naturally ad.indd 1 6/2/14 1:35 PM to over impress to achieve the kiss impression at the later stages of a typical printrun. There is no breaking down of cushion layers like a cushion adaptor with polymer ITR or sticky back with flat plates. We’ve developed a set of best practices for establishing kiss impression when running fingerprints, discussed in Adam’s article (see sidebar on page 26). It is important to note that while many modern presses take care of these practices with automation, there is no substitute for an experienced pressman operating with a company’s unique set of best practices for its specific press. This way, the press operator has the ability to manually make adjustments for best impression, if conditions change during the course of a printrun. n About the Author: Carey Color Inc. is a full service digital imaging company headquar- tered in Sharon Center, OH, with locations in Illinois, Wisconsin and the U.K. It employs more than 75 experienced prepress craftsmen. Carey Color specializes in manufacturing laser engraved plates and elastomer sleeves for the flexo, dry offset, emboss and intaglio indus- tries. Carey also provides prepress services for direct mail catalogs, packaging, flexo and dry offset in addition to commercial photography and offset platemaking. To learn more about how Carey Color can help you, contact us at 800-555 -3142 or visit www.careyweb.com. Carey Color in Sharon Center, OH JULY 2014 | FLEXO 27 “As the industry introduces new presses, inks and substrates, it is important to remember that it is often simple best practices that determine the success of a printrun. ”