Narrow web printing is perfect for short to medium production runs. Our eight (8) color press printers prints your heat shrink sleeve requirements using either water based or UV based ink systems on HD Flexo plates. The press is servo driven, with in-line corona treating.
High Definition Flexography (or HD Flexo) is the latest technology that utilizes high resolution laser optics, employing multiple beams, to achieve plate imaging at 4,000 pixels per inch. Prior to HD Flexo, plates were digital imaged at 2,400 pixels per inch. At this resolution, it was not feasible to consistently reproduce dots of 3% or less and lower screen rulings were often necessary (133 lines per inch or less). This could result in certain compromises to design when using flexography versus other print methods.
The higher imaging resolution of HD Flexo printer creates a rounder and more stable dot on the plate. For the smallest of dots, this improved dot structure translates to more consistent and higher quality reproduction on press. When combined with advanced screening technologies, now printing a 1% dot at 150 lines per inch via flexography is achievable. As a result, vignettes are smoother and can now gradate down near zero, and there is greater detail and contrast in the highlights and shadows with no contouring.
To the consumer’s naked eye, HD Flexo means a more realistic image with photographic reproduction quality. To the design firm or brand owner, HD Flexo means no compromises to the original design or lower expectations when using flexo versus other print processes. This heat shrink printer is top of the line. Contact us today for more information.