We often hear about a numerical ratio between the screencounts of the flexo plate and that of the anilox roll.In ancient times it was also said that it had to be an odd ratio, like 1:3, to avoid moirée.Then numbers like 1:5, 1:6, 1:7 arrived…There actually is a relationship but it’s not really based on […]
Increasing print quality by printing a higher plate screencount is often requested.And one of the typical questions is “how far can I push it to print with the same anilox roll?”With this short video I touch some aspects to be considered.
It is often thought that the skill of a printing press operator is linked to his ability to solve problems. It’s actually more important to make sure these problems don’t happen. And this is achieved with an in-depth knowledge of the variables and components that interact in the printing process.I covered this in the article
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
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.
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 some ideas in this video pill,
How many resolutions do we need to know in flexography?There are four important information related to resolution within the flexo workflow. 1# The resolution of the anilox roll, or its line-screen or cell-count, that is the number of cells engraved on the surface by linear unit of measure. We express it, in the metric system,
Description Causes Remedies Description With the term “ghosting” we describe the presence of a faint image of a design that shows in areas where it was not intended to appear. Usually it is a repeated pattern on print along machine direction. Causes The main cause is attributable to the failure of replenishing, with fresh ink, the