Challenges in gravure
Just like most printing processes, gravure printing comes with its own set of challenges.
- Consistent high quality printing. Long print runs have to deliver highly consistent results from beginning to end. Yet, there’s a very short time-to-market.
- Dedicated prepress. To meet the rotogravure requirements, often entire designs have to be rebuilt from scratch. To make this process as painless as possible, gravure prepress professionals need tools to align, clean-up, correct, separate, trap and convert their files.
- Cost effective printing. The cost of a rotogravure cylinder is high. One of the ways to print cost effective and to reduce press-setup times is to make sure a series of jobs (variants) share the same cylinders. Dedicated tools can help you identify common content across product ranges and remove redundant cylinders.