The Evolutionary Anilox roll
For many years the industry standard cell configuration has been 60 degrees.Due to new laser technology improved cell shapes have now been produced.The maxflo has evolved to offer many advantages with ink lay down and improved print quality.
The standard 60° engraving pattern has a honeycombed structure which offered good uniformity but due to its conical profile only released around 60% of its total volume. Problems would occur as the left over ink often congealed or dried causing plugging of the Anilox cells.
Improved ink release
By stretching the cell shape the laser no longer focuses at the base of the cell, which in the past had created the conical effect. Instead the new technology multi-hits the cell walls creating a boat- shaped cell which is vastly more efficient at releasing ink, completely eradicating the cleaning problem of the past and allowing the printer to use a finer Anilox without loss of density or volume.
Can one anilox do it all?
Now combination print jobs can be done with one anilox roll, achieving outstanding colour densities in the solid areas and sharp and cleaner vignettes.
Ultra fine line counts without loss of density
Increased colour strength can now be achieved using finer anilox roll cell counts to maximize print quality and improve ink mileage.
Easier to clean
The cleaning characteristics of maxflo are superior to conventional engravings as there are no deep or narrow cell bottoms to trap ink or coatings which make the cleaning easier and faster. The results have been amazing improving spot colours, reverse text and tone work.
- Increased ink transfer at high linecounts
- Higher colour density
- Cleaner vignettes
- Low dot gain
- Designed to run at high press speeds (+ 600m/min)
- More uniform coverage on solids
- Cost savings by ink reduction
- Reduction of make ready times, as fewer changeovers are necessary
- Fast and easy clean-up