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Ghost images in flexo printing

The appearance of ghost images in printing is a brain teaser for many flexographic press operators. Can you recognize the different types of ghosting? Do you know the reason of the most common ghosting defects? Take a look at this video to know more. Are you interested in customized training in flexography? Contact [...]

2021-10-01T19:03:23+00:00Tags: , , |Comments Off on Ghost images in flexo printing

Scoring lines on anilox rolls

What is one of the worst problems that can happen in the flexo pressroom? One anilox roll damaged by scoring lines means stopping a production or accepting a print defect. Why do these scoring lines occur on the anilox surface? What happens in printing? What can we do to prevent this problem? I gathered [...]

2021-06-17T09:12:41+00:00Tags: , , |Comments Off on Scoring lines on anilox rolls

It’s time to change the way we measure to percentage!

Measurement is the basis of process control. The measurement of dot area coverage or dot percentage is fundamental to define the characteristics of our printing system, to calculate compensations of tonal values for plate making and, finally, to control the production. In 2017, a new method for the calculation of dot area percentage was [...]

2021-05-22T21:56:15+00:00Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on It’s time to change the way we measure to percentage!

Oh no… Streaks again!

Have you ever experienced any problems like streaks, gearmarks, banding, bouncing and the like? In this short video I try to explain some of the most common causes at the origin of these defects in flexographic printing. Are you interested in customized training in flexography? Contact me! Don't miss flexo•expert news: subscribe to [...]

2021-05-17T11:06:43+00:00Tags: , , |Comments Off on Oh no… Streaks again!

My video interview on RadioNews24

Here you can watch my full interview during RadioNews24's OnAir program. Sometimes I realize that it is not easy to explain what I do to non-experts: in the meantime I hope you like the story of how my passion for flexography was born, since I was at school. Enjoy!

2020-11-28T18:02:13+00:00Comments Off on My video interview on RadioNews24

One flexo for all, and all for flexo!

The technical webinar of ATIF, the Italian Technical Association for Flexography, was held on 18 November 2020 and I contributed on behalf of the Association's Technical Committee. My session offered a brief analysis and comparison of the main printing systems that are used to print packaging, with some considerations on how to make the most [...]

2020-11-28T18:02:06+00:00Comments Off on One flexo for all, and all for flexo!

Similar names, different meanings

Have you ever come across any terms that have a similar name but express different concepts? Halftones and midtones: do they refer to anything that stays in the middle of something? And what about trap and trapping? Are you interested in customized training in flexography? Contact me! Don't miss flexo•expert news: subscribe [...]

2020-11-11T16:40:08+00:00Tags: , , |2 Comments

Do you know what is your minimum dot?

A short video to explain the meaning of minimum dot and why it is one important information to describe the characteristics of your flexographic printing condition. Are you interested in customized training in flexography? Contact me! Don't miss flexo•expert news: subscribe to mailing list!

2020-11-11T16:45:49+00:00Tags: , , |Comments Off on Do you know what is your minimum dot?

How to correctly describe the engraving specifications of anilox rolls?

What are the correct units of measure to describe the engraving specifications of anilox rolls? I hope this short video serves to clarify this aspect with correct terminology. Are you interested in customized training in flexography? Contact me! Don't miss flexo•expert news: subscribe to mailing list! Don't miss the next videos: [...]

2020-11-11T16:46:49+00:00Tags: , , |Comments Off on How to correctly describe the engraving specifications of anilox rolls?
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