Discover the new Natural Plate Compensation Curves for flexography

Natural Plate Compensation (NPC) curves are a new and simplified method designed to determine and apply plate compensation curves within any flexographic workflow. This method provides smooth transitions and equidistant tone values directly within the compensation curves by making best use of measurements according to ISO 20654:2017 – Graphic technology – Measurement and calculation of …

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The unbearable sustainability of flexography

The sustainability of a printed package doesn’t depend only on the type of substrate used: prepress activities and printing conditions play an important role too. In this article, published on Converting magazine, I tried to give some indications to achieve very significant savings in the flexographic process. You can download the full article with English …

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It’s time to change the way we measure dot 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 introduced. ISO …

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Flexography among the printing systems for packaging

Here is an excerpt from the online event of Atif, Associazione Tecnica Italiana per la Flessografia “One flexo for all“, held -online- in November 2020.My part covered a description of flexography among the different printing systems used in pakaging.This video is a shorter version of one of the lessons of my trainings on the flexographic …

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