Large volume flexographic runs require a wide web central impression (CI) flexographic press. Our ten (10) color press utilizes both water based and alcohol based ink systems. It features in-line corona treating, automatic color registration, and sleeved anilox & print cylinders for fast changeovers.
We are now utilizing High Definition Flexography (or HD Flexo) which is the latest technology that utilizes high resolution laser optics, employing multiple beams, to achieve plate imaging at 4,000 pixels per inch. The result is excellent print quality and a simplified plate production because the high-resolution optics deliver sharper imaging of text and lines and more clearly defined, better shaped screen dots.
The higher imaging resolution of HD Flexo 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.