Screening technology for expanded colour gamut printing 

A narrow web sample, printed at MPS in Holland. The sample uses Bellissima DMS, Apex GTT anilox, MacDermid Graphics Solutions' LUX ITP 60 plates. The sample includes a panel of perfectly smooth screen tint builds to simulate spot colours (Source: Hamillroad)
Andy Cave Whatever name you know it by – fixed palette, Expanded Colour Gamut (ECG), extended process, N-colour, or something else – the objective is the same: To simulate spot colours using screen tint builds of four or more colours to provide more choice to brand owners while increasing production throughput and reducing costs. The…

DuPont – Jan Scharfenberg responds to flexo forme market survey

Jan Scharfenberg, DuPont’s European, Middle Eastern and African technical manager (Source, DuPont)
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 Jan Scharfenberg, DuPont’s European, Middle Eastern and African…

Infoflex 2017 – Expanded solutions theater at FTA’s Annual Forum

Infoflex 2017 logo
USA • In the run up to Infoflex 2017, the Flexographic Technical Association’s (FTA) largest exhibition of the year, organizers have announced the expansion of their Solutions Theater symposium. The two-day production of intensive networking and learning activities and side-by-side comparisons of the latest technologies is designed to enhance exhibit goers’ learning experiences.

Bobst – Roadshow in Taiwan attracts 140 participants from 70 companies

Eric Pavone, business development director of Bobst business unit and Willy Yang of IFC addressing the delegates of the Taiwanese packaging industry
TAIWAN • This edition of the Bobst and partners’ roadshow held in Taipei on 14 December attracted 140 participants from 70 companies in the printing and packaging industry to hear about the latest innovations and trends in flexible packaging and labels.

DuPont, 3M — Flexo conference held with LLC Repro Studio Dialog

The event had more than 100 participants, representatives of flexo printing industry from all regions of Ukraine and the Republic of Belarus, Azerbaijan and Poland
UKRAINE • On 28 October, 3M, in partnership with DuPont Advanced Printing Cyrel and LLC Repro Studio Dialog, Ukraine, arranged an international flexo conference, “Optimization of the technological process at the flexo printing industry: modern technologies, ways to achieve high and precise printing quality”.

Bobst – Roadshow highlights flexible packaging trends and innovations

Addressing regional drivers for growth, speakers from Daetwyler Graphics and Daetwyler SwissTec, DuPont, Esko, Henkel, Macchi and Rossini spoke about their solutions as well
PHILLIPINES • Bobst announced that its roadshow in Manila on 24 August provided a good setting and opportunity for Bobst and its partners to present to the Philippines flexible packaging and label manufacturing industry the latest innovations and trends in printing and converting.