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As a venue to improve the wettability of inks in the print industry, printers utilize surface-treatment technologies. These technologies allow adhesion of inks to plastics, polymers, films, and flexible packaging. Many treatment processes occur before substrates leave the factory, but further...
Conventional printing processes, such as gravure, may be able to revolutionize the way electronics are manufactured. The trend in the electronics industry is towards smaller products, lower prices, and more reliable products (Pudas, 2004). Traditional semiconductor electronics require a circuit...
Spot color is widely used in gravure printing to obtain a colorful appearance. With new developments in printers, inks, and media, an inkjet printer can be treated as a digital proofer for gravure printing, providing significant time and cost savings compared to conventional procedures for job...
In the gravure industry, having a proofing press that is used to simulate the visual characteristics of a finished product has become common practice. It is often difficult to achieve accurate color on the proof press since it may use different substrates, inks, and run different speeds than the...
To overcome the shortcomings of quality in traditional electromechanical engraving, both Hell Gravure Systems and Max Daetwyler have released new engraving systems capable of ultra-fine detail reproduction. The underlying question is, “Which electromechanical engraving system is better?”
With any type of printing, controlled and consistent ink conditions such as temperature, viscosity, and pH of water-based inks are essential to achieve a consistent quality print. The present work deals with investigation of the performance of water-based gravure spot-color inks on press during the...
The gravure printability of laser and electromechanically engraved cylinders was studied. Laser and electromechanically engraved cylinders were used to print on one packaging and four publication grade substrates with ink of the same viscosity. Print from laser-engraved cylinders showed that...
An ICC profile was created for a Cerutti four-color web-fed gravure press and was compared against the theoretical device PSRgravure developed by the ECI. The Cerutti ICC profile was created from an IT8.7/3 test chart printed from laser-engraved cylinders (a first for this press) without ink...
Karl Bardin states, “…flexography has continued to take market share from gravure printers, because flexography can produce market-acceptable packaging for less money than gravure.” In order to remain competitive and gain market share, gravure needs to examine where to cut cost and time (Bardin,...
Abstract The use of metamerism index and color inconstancy index were studied for approval of spot colors used in decorative gravure products, especially spot colors, which are viewed under different light sources at the customer’s end. This work shows that the metamerism index is not sufficient...