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Quality Control in Flexo Platemaking

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Flexographic printing is continuously evolving, and the platemaking process is seeing this exponentially. Platemaking is evolving not only in the development of new and innovative materials but also in the technological improvements of imaging and processing equipment. Together these make a more efficient and consistent workflow to deliver high-quality plate that can consistently reproduce the information of a digital file in its finished structure. All of us have been familiarizing ourselves with terms such as high definition, high resolution, surface screening pattern, and flat-top dot, among others. The reality is that ALL suppliers in this field have achieved a synergy, bringing about a complete revolution making the flexo printing process more competitive compared to other technologies such as rotogravure and offset. However, in an environment that tends to become more automated, there are still uncertainties in the manufacture of the plates and even returns of the finished produ…