Esko's HD Letterpress is a superb imaging solution for HD Letterpress plates that helps you overcome some typical challenges in dry offset printing.
Dry offset printing for conical/cylindrical packaging, such as e.g. beverage and aerosol can decoration, places multiple inks, “wet-on-wet”, on a common blanket and that image is then transferred to the packaging to be decorated.
The “wet-on-wet” ink transfer presents several printing problems that must be properly addressed in prepress for a job to look and run great and for your packaging to truly stand out on the shelf!
Esko’s letterpress functionality for the CDI, with a magnetic drum for steel-back plate making, has been significantly improved by adding the Inline UV exposure option.
Thanks to the new Inline UV exposure and high resolution imaging, HD Letterpress overcomes some of the challenges for dry offset printing: smooth highlights, clean printing of text; and fine positive and negative linework are now possible.
With HD Letterpress you can use outstanding print designs for your products even though using the “wet-on-wet” printing method - so your product can truly attract attention.