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Challenging Labels Are Winners

DEER PARK, NY | Overnight Labels won two awards when the IAPHC (International Assn. of Printing House Craftsmen), with the support of The Graphic Professionals Resource Network, announced its International Gallery awards for 2008.

The company earned Silver for an Astrum label that required high-level line screen process printing, rich dense background color, cold foil stamping, and a specialty-sourced and unique sparkle lamination.

Overnight won the Bronze award for a DreamQuest Nutraceuticals label that required working with flesh tones, cold foil, and dense dark colors, all in one pass.

Investing in Prepress

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CA | Western Shield Label Co. reports investments within its prepress department, including a DuPont Cyrel Fast 1000 TD solvent-free, flexo plate processor, which exemplifies Western Shield's commitment to being environmentally conscious. It uses dry, thermal processing to produce what are said to be high quality printing plates. A Cyrel Digital Imager Spark 2530 images digital flexo plates to 25 x 30 in. It comes with an incorporated plate-loading table and an EasyClamp II drum for easier and faster plate loading. It also is equipped with a fiber laser and multiple beam optics, reportedly ensuring the highest quality and productivity at low drum speed.

◆DuPont | www.cyrel.com
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WHAT'S NEW PRODUCTS

Manage Color with New Features

OpenRIP Flexo 7 PDF workflow features enhanced color management from preview to proof to plate; integrated Pantone color libraries; freeform ganging, and linearization/dot curve editing. Another benefit is Dot Sweep background noise remover, which searches for partial dots in the RIPped job and removes them before job is sent for output.

◆Xanté | 800-926-8839 | www.xante.com
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Minimize Dot Gain

Foam plate mounting tape is engineered for “extremely fine” screen printing. Designated 52118 Softprint x-Soft, plate is called the ideal cushion to transfer the highest screen counts to the substrate with minimized dot gain, at production press speeds. Enables completely clear printing of 80 lines/cm or more on given label stock.

◆tesa tape | 800-426-2181 | www.tesatape.com
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Films for HP Printers

Printable label BOPP facestock films for HP Indigo presses include Rayoface CZDI, a clear, high-gloss material, and Rayoface WZDI, a white, high-gloss, non-cavitated film. Said to be suited for applications requiring resilient conformability on flexible containers. Films have high, balanced tensile strength and low elongation, coupled with a high dimensional stability at elevated temperatures, said to provide excellent register control during printing and die-cutting.

◆Innovia Films | +44 0 16973 42281 | www.innoviafilms.com
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Analyze Accurately

BetaFlex 335 PQF Flexo Analyzer utilizes a 14,000-dpi camera and USB 2.0 interface for higher resolution, making it possible to analyze a 1% halftone at 200 lpi and greater. Offers faster downloads and larger field of view, with a fully searchable ISO database complete with calibration certification. Said to provide greater accuracy and repeatability for higher productivity.

◆Beta Industries | 800-272-7336 | www.betascreen.com
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