“Flexo is competitive with digital”

Dr Dieter Niederstadt, technical marketing manager of Asahi Photoproducts

In a post, Dr Dieter Niederstadt, technical marketing manager of Asahi Photoproducts, talked about contemporary flexo printing with regard to the current developments shown at drupa 2016. Among others, he also mentioned the benefits of fixed colour palette printing:

“Another hot topic of discussion at the show was fixed color palette printing. Using fixed color palette printing solutions as shown with the Bobst M6 printing press, the breakeven between flexo and digital printing is continuing to fall to just a few hundred running meters, in fact as short a run length as 350 meters. This means that flexo is competitive with digital for all but the shortest runs, and there are many benefits packaging converters can gain by moving to this model, including very short job changeover times with minimal or no wash-up and limited waste due to the fact that inks do not have to be changed. And the really good news is that more than 90% of Pantone colors can be accurately rendered using fixed color palette printing.”



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