To achieve the desired quality of print on our packages, we now offer the most elevated flexo printing standard, which is Flexo HD. Frequencies achieved in this technique approximate offset print quality. Photopolymers prepared with 57 lpc (ca. 145 lpi) reproduce a halftone dot with unmatched precision. Flat and stable dot surface transfers inks with unbelievable accuracy. Due to balanced choice of frequency for clichés and transfer of ink fed from anilox roll, dot size increase is minimised. Photos and graphics with tonal gradations are represented accurately and subtly. We achieve reproduction of as much as 1% colour value.see gallery
To handle the challenge of printing on poorer quality substrates, TFP now offers a solution to improve printing quality on packages using light-weight coating papers used in production of corrugated board. Photopolymers with lower hardness ratings transfer ink to substrate with much better precision, penetrating all pits and roughness of the upper layer of corrugated board. This solution can be applied mainly to vector surfaces where accurate ink transfer is required on large uniform colour elements.
Is there a technology that enables production of offset printing results on corrugated board packages? There is a relatively complex process of offset printing of sheets, followed by laminating printed sheets on corrugated board. But is there something less time-consuming? Of course there is. Since 2010, TFP has been offering a printing technology under a working name of "dirEct print". With this technique, we achieve offset quality prints directly on microwave (wave E, wave F). We save time and energy through getting rid of lamination, i.e. gluing sheets onto corrugated board.
We have implemented a new solution to enhance our package printing quality control. The printer has the most advanced SpectroEye measuring instruments from X-Rite at its disposal. After setting the machine and printing a few copies, the operator will control the print through measuring appropriate control fields on the printed copy. Using the ColorMaster software, the printer will get a colour reading, translated into the numerical system, in just a few seconds. Comparing the result in his computer with the colour standard, it receives feedback on how close the print is to the standard. The system will also prompt it how to mix ink components to adjust the desired shade of ink.
With the diversity of assignments, we need to be highly flexible. Therefore, our resources comprise anilox rolls with various ink transfer parameters. In order to be able to use them fully in production, we must prepare them for printing at any time. Print quality depends mainly on the quality of rolls. To avoid a situation when one of the rolls is unfit for use due to contamination, TFP has purchased an anilox roll washing machine.