- February 21, 2013
NEU-ISENBURG, GERMANY | DuPont Packaging Graphics recently held its biennial Flexographic Printing and Technical Seminar in Moscow. The event, which attracted more than 150 attendees from more than 70 companies, was organized with 3M Industrial Tapes and Adhesives Division and Esko Graphics.
“The theme of the seminar this year was ‘Quality Worth Examining Closer’ and it seemed to have broad and strong appeal,” says Gerold Zadorov, Eastern Europe sales supervisor, DuPont Packaging Graphics. “The attendees included managers and technical leaders across the value chain, from major trade shops to flexible packaging converters and tag and label producers….”
The company says interest was especially high in the choices now available in flexo technology, including the option of engineered surface plates or modified workflows with new exposure units. Both options have a fit in already-established workflows and give qualitative leaps in solid ink densities (SID). In addition to higher SID, there is a significant reduction in visual graininess that improves the appearance of the solids and overall visual contrast of the printed results.
Pascal Thomas, digital flexo product manager at Esko, presented a large range of advanced flexo solutions that encompass HD Flexo for smooth vignettes down to zero, clean line work, and improved ink laydown, as well as Pixel+ for higher solid ink density.
Yaroslav Khodataev, technical service supervisor at 3M Russia, explained the broad range of performance mounting tapes by 3M and presented the new class of automatic splicer tape. He also announced that the Cushion Mount tapes by 3M are now certified for HD Flexo.