Eliminating the variables of the flexo Pre-press process, helps to establish a consistent workflow and leads to improved printing quality. Having a totally digital workflow is the first essential step.

Flexo printing forms come in all shapes and sizes, with a large percentage of flexo being produced using photopolymer plates, produced from flat plate, imaged using by a multi-stage process and mounted ready for printing on rotary mounting sleeves.

Direct Laser engraving uses a simple graphic workflow, to process a 1 bit tiff into a 3 dimensional relief image ready for laser imaging into the finished printing form. This ensures no process or operator influenced variation of the digital image through the pre-press process, resulting in exact reproduction of the client image on the finished print form.

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Controlling the variables in the Pre-press of the flexo process, helps to eliminate variations and printing defects.

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Dried ink in anilox cells, can cause significant change in print densities. The FlexoStar laser can clean dried ink from even the smallest cells.

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The advantage of Direct Computer to Print

The advantage of Direct Computer to Print

Fast overall process with a simple digital workflow.

Total digital dot creation controls dot shape, relief depth and dot height

Direct engraving of ITR seamless continuous sleeves

Direct engraving eliminates washout and drying process

Perfect registration of plates and sleeves

'Cal-Kwik' automatic material calibration for engraving Polymer or Elastomer

'Perfect Balance' automatically re-balances the print form for high-speed printing