ProFlo: High Precision Engraving For HD Plate Technology
Innovations in all press components continue to raise the bar in Flexo printing allowing converters to match or excel the print quality of offset: HD plates are used with high pigment and fast drying inks and high-release ultra fine anilox rollers.
HD flexo operates very fine plates which need to be used in conjunction with extremely fine anilox rollers to avoid dot bridging.
New advancements in coating technology are helping along with new generation lasers to make today possible the feasibility of producing such ultrafine engravings consistently as porosity is reduced to less than 1%.
At high line counts the volumetric capacity of the anilox is considerably reduced making it more difficult to achieve the desired colour densities. To deliver the required amount of ink and eliminate the chance of dot dipping when using dot sizes of between 8 and 10 microns we need to produce a fine cell structure which offers a greater ink release than the standard 60°. Cheshire Anilox Technology has developed a new engraving, Proflo specifically for ultrafine screen specifications. It features a new improved cell profile that will provide a more consistent ink lay down while also eliminating the chance of uncontrolled dot gain. This high-release cell offers as much as fifteen percent additional ink compared to conventional engravings allowing printers to achieve high colour densities at extremely fine linecounts.
This unique cell profile now allows printers to work with the expanded tone range of offset and rotogravure printing techniques producing vibrant colours and high contrast images for greater shelf impact. ProFlo volume chart.
- Exceptional colour densities and image contrast at ultra fine line counts
- Designed to use with HD Flexo Plates
- Designed to use with seven colour print
- Improved ink transfer at high speeds