- What they do
- How they work
- How to maximize their use
Thermoflexx recently introduced a new surface screening technology, Woodpecker Nano, for its flexo plate imagers which offers higher solid ink density and smoother laydown. This new technology also eradicates dot bridging and tonal jumps minimizing and eliminating halo effect in solid types and trailing edge or void effect. Ink savings are an addtional benefit in using this technology due to more efficient ink pick up and transfer from low volume anilox rollers allowing for lower pigmented inks.
- Reduced implementation time for screens and curves
- Simplification of day-to-day repro tasks—reduced file retouching
- Improved printed highlights and overall tonal range
- Cleaner printing on press leads to fewer pauses for plate cleaning
- Reduced graininess in highlight areas due to smaller dots and more control over transition point
|150 lpi AM Screening|
MacDermid’s LUX plate technology has experienced excellent results with Bellissima screens. MacDermid’s LUX ITP 60 flat-top dot technology doesn’t require extra steps and sees exposure times down to 8-10 minutes. The plates are inherently less affected by oxygen than round-top dot plates, resulting in a smaller printed dot.
Esko’s Crystal Screening
- What competitive forces are you facing?
- How much ink transfer am I looking for? What value?
- Am I looking to expand my tonal range? What screen ruling?
- Is fade too zero important for me?