New: Full HD Flexo - Esko

New: Full HD Flexo

April 10 2013

Full HD Flexo extends the boundaries of flexo printing even further than HD Flexo.  The unique Full HD Flexo dot shape allows you to achieve fine highlight printing, smooth transitions to zero and an outstanding gravure-like solid ink lay down. Talk to a Full HD Flexo specialist.

 

HD Flexo quality benefits:

  • Smoother, sharper images with an expanded tonal range
  • Bright impactful solids and a wider color gamut
  • Improved results achievable with existing printing equipment
  • Industry standard quality supported by all major plate vendors
  • Suitable for labels and tags, flexible packaging, corrugated and carton print

 

 

 

How does it work?

The Full HD Flexo technology combines high resolution imaging at 4000ppi (HD Flexo imaging and screening technology) with digitally controlled main exposure inside the CDI. The digital Inline UV2 main exposure through a LED-array delivers a UV power density high enough to gain full control over the polymerization process during main exposure. Talk to a Full HD Flexo specialist.

 

 

Controlling the dot shape

This unique process can digitally control the creation of a dot shape. The benefit? You can produce plates and sleeves that combine the highlight capabilities of HD Flexo and the solid ink lay down capability and print stability of a ‘flat top’ flexo plate in one fully digitally controlled workflow.

 
Achieved solid ink densities depend on type of anilox and ink

 

 

Full HD Flexo: applications and benefits.

Full HD Flexo extends the boundaries of flexo printing for flexible packaging. Depending on the screen ruling used, Full HD Flexo has different capabilities and benefits.

When printing with screen rulings between 110 -130 ppi, Full HD Flexo improves the quality of solids and whites, print consistency, press speed, and job changeover. Existing presses and aniloxes can be used.

When using screen rulings of 130 – 150 lpi, Full HD Flexo enables the conversion of gravure work to flexo printing. Good image details and contrasts, highlights to zero and smooth vignettes can be achieved. Spot colors can be produced with higher vignette quality.

Full HD Flexo combined with screen rulings between 150 lpi and 250 lpi, makes it the perfect solution to move gravure work to flexo. The print quality is stellar: excellent details, brilliant colors and smooth transitions to zero.

Want to know more?

If you want to know more about Full HD Flexo, please contact one of our specialists.