Selecting your printing form, to suit your printing requirement, would seem like an obvious step, but how often do  you suffer from print defects relating to the printing form, such as dot gain or pinholing, or produce 2 sets of plates, because your plates are not guranteed to last for the full print run?

Direct laser engraving can be the solution, because it has the the ability to image a wide variety of Elastomer sleeves and plate materials, meaning that printers can select a sleeve or plate to suit their exact printing requirements.

What charactoristics are your looking for in your printing and printing form?

Good ink transfer, for smooth consistent solid
Consistent dot gains in highlight
Easy to process plates using digital data
Long lifetime for long print runs
Ability to be cleaned, stored and re-used again and again

Laser engravable elastomer sleeves and plates can provide all these.

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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