Lohmann – A multiple winner at the FTA Europe Diamond Awards

With a total of 11 victories in various categories, Lohmann is involved in one third of all prizes at this year's FTA Diamond Award ceremony (Source: Lohmann)
GERMANY • The presentation of the FTA “Europe Diamond Awards” took place during the recent Print4All trade fair in Milan/Italy and honours the best international results in flexo printing. More than 240 participants from the European flexographic printing community participated in this year’s awards in 14 categories.

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…

Slitter rewinders – the final step that makes the difference

Converted substrate rolls (Source: Fiera Milano)
ITALY • In the packaging sector, flexo printing is carving out an ever-important role given its various favourable characteristics that are increasing its appeal, including production speeds up to 800 m/min/ 2624 fpm), the possibility to alternate between different processes more swiftly (from 10 to 30 minutes), ease of use, premium quality printing results and, last…