The new inline UV exposure unit for Cyrel Digital Imagers now offers flexo printers the flexibility to select the type of print dot – either round-top or flat-top – according to the specific job requirement.
With this new found flexibility, printers can offer their clients the best of both worlds in terms of dot quality.
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Round top vs. flat-top dots
A hot topic in the flexible packaging market today is whether to use round or flat-top dots during the flexo plate making process.
Both have their respective advantages: round-top dots offer vignettes down to zero with the finest minimum dots, while flat-top dots offer the best solids, due to their high solid ink density.
Improved solid ink densities
Recently, there has been a resurgence in demand for flat-top dots to improve solid ink densities when printing on flexible or corrugated materials.
With Inline UV2, flexo printers can produce flexo plates which create either round or flat-top dots in print – thus meet this demand.
With a simple click of a switch they just select the dot shape according to the job requirements – from plate-to-plate or sleeve-to-sleeve. There is no need for different plates or different plate-making capabilities and equipment.