A more recent flexo enhancement is the effect of tactile coatings. These coatings provide a two-dimensional feel to the package without the use of embossing or expensive tooling. This application has traditionally been done with the use of a rotary screen unit. The new engraving is specially designed to reproduce the tactile effect of rotary screen on to the print or packaging. Tactile varnish will require a high volume anilox that will transfer large amounts of coating. This ground-breaking engraving technology offers the highest release of lacquers and varnishes available in Flexo printing. Its unique cell profile also offers a more uniform coverage which is critical to achieve a high gloss finish.
The new engraving has been extensively tested in close cooperation with leading printers and converters worldwide and the results achieved have been extraordinary.
Please contact Cheshire Anilox Technology to discuss your project or application.