Flint’s paper & board business has entered into a new partnership with X-Rite to deliver a colour solution that leverages the eXact spectrophotometer and NetProfiler software to meet colour management needs.
The 6th edition of the international Colour Management Symposium event will take place on 28 February and March 1, 2018 in Munich. The motto of this event is: “Colour communication in 4C and multicolor printing – CMYK++”. An interview mit Dr Andreas Kraushaar, head of the R&D department “prepress technology” at Fogra What is the…
Dr Andreas Kraushaar, head of the R&D department “prepress technology” at Fogra (Source: Fogra)
GERMANY • The 6th edition of the international Colour Management Symposium event will take place on 28 February and March 1,2018 in Munich. The motto of this event is: “Colour communication in 4C and multicolor printing – CMYK++”.
The 6th edition of the international Colour Management Symposium event will take place on 28 February and March 1,2018 in Munich. The motto of this event is: "Colour communication in 4C and multicolor printing - CMYK++" (Source: Fogra)
Digital printing requires a dedicated prepress workflow. This means that the most suitable solutions for data handling and colour management have to be chosen in order to achieve maximum operating efficiency.
The installation of a digital
printing press is not enough
as it is also necessary to
adjust the workflow
USA • Schawk, a part of the SGK Brand Solutions group of Matthews International Corporation, announced that their ColorDrive print quality programs and tools will add support for new ISO standards 20654 (SCTV, Spot Color Tone Value) and 20616 (PQX, Print Quality Exchange) in 2018.
The Schawk ColorDrive print quality programs and tools will add support for new ISO standards 20654 (SCTV, Spot Color Tone Value) and 20616 (PQX, Print Quality Exchange) in 2018 (Source: Schawk)
The two companies recently agreed to further strengthen their partnership.
The Koenig & Bauer customer centre is now able to demonstrate colour management solutions for printing with an extended colour gamut from Esko (Source: Koenig & Bauer)
SPAIN • The Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre (Comexi CTec), currently has more than 1500 students. In 2016, the centre was visited by more than 200 companies in the sector and hosted more than 320 technical tests. Since the beginning of 2017, the Technological Centre’s figures have continued growing and the forecast is to surpass last…
Comexi CTec appreciated its 1500th attendee: Andrey Zavgorodniy, employee in the KubRotoPack, company based in Krasnodar (Russia) received a commemorative gift (Source: Comexi)
GERMANY • In order to further differentiate between the current and future status of flexo printing formes, whether it be plates or sleeve systems, Flexo & Gravure Global’s editors have asked several suppliers of printing formes and prepress service companies for their opinions. Below are the responses of Prof Dr Martin Dreher, Scientific director of the…
Prof Dr Martin Dreher, Scientific director of the DFTA (German Flexo Technical Association)’s Technology Centre (Source, DFTA)
GERMANY • Time to review – that’s the reflective theme being struck by BST Eltromat as they assess the last three years following the merger of the former BST International GmbH with eltromat GmbH. Now with a global presence, BST eltromat has eleven subsidiaries working at the local level – six of which have their own…
BST eltromat has eleven subsidiaries working at the local level – six of which have their own production facilities (Source, BST eltromat)
GERMANY • Taking place in Munich, Germany on 19-20 June, the European Rotogravure Association (ERA) brought together representatives from the gravure printing and supply industry to discuss the current status of digital printing and give their perspectives about its impact on markets.
The conference was moderated by ERA Secretary General James Siever, with (left to right) Jürgen Freier of HP and Dr Andreas Kraushaar of Fogra (Source, ERA)
USA • Live demonstrations of the Colortrack colour management software will be held at Infoflex 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona (May 1-2, Stand 716). Launched at drupa 2016, Quadtech claims that the Colortrack management software facilitates fast, accurate press-side correction of ink formulations. Without any hardware modifications to the press, the software integrates with ink recipe software…
Quadtech’s Deltacam provides inline spectral measurements (Source, Quadtech)
USA • X-Rite Incorporated and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, have announced its 2017 Spring Fundamentals of Colour Training Seminar in 14 locations throughout North America.
There are sometimes only small steps between an extensive range of solutions and a monopoly. At first glance, the integration of a cloud for colour quality into the portfolio of a producer of colour management solutions seems unspectacular.
UKRAINE • The European Rotogravure Association held its 2016 Packaging & Decorative Conference on 3-5 November in Kiev with the theme “Gravure printing in transformation — Ukraine in transformation”. More than 100 attendees listened to presentations from 15 experts in their field of expertise, from socio-economics topics to technical colour management.
Left to right: Moderators of the event, James Siever of the ERA and Rebecca Watson, editor of Flexo & Gravure Global
Printing packaging generally requires the printing of eight colours, including several spot colours. This not only consumes a lot of time for make-ready, but also affects profitability. This article identifies a company which has developed a process to work to reduce or eliminate the use of spot colours for many flexo jobs.