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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Register tolerance: what is the correct value?

The register between colors is a fundamental aspect for the quality of the printed product. But what is the correct register tolerance and how to evaluate it? ISO 12647-6 connects the register tolerance to the print linescreen. The higher the linescreen, the greater the expected accuracy on the printed product. According to this norm, register …

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Be careful with micro-screening on flexo plate surface

Surface texturing of flexographic plates is nowadays widely used to improve the ink laydown when using latest flat-top platemaking technologies.The settings for such surface micro screening are carefully evaluated during the optimization phase of system calibration and they shall not be changed for that printing condition.Using wrong settings will cause not only the solids to …

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My first 30 years in flexo and Labelexpo

I’m really excited and looking forward to being in Bruxelles tomorrow at Labelexpo Europe 2019.This will be my personal 30 years anniversary edition, celebrating my 30 years in the industry as well. In 1989 I was just back to Italy, after almost 3 years at the School of Media Development and Graphic Arts in Kampala, …

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