All posts by Catherine Green

Exciting news for pad printers! FlintGroup has just released a new pad printing plate, specifically engineered for imaging by direct laser engraving. The nyloprint DLE S plate made it's debut this April, adding another plate option to the nyloprint lineup. The new nyloprint DLE S plate contains features for pad printers demanding the highest image quality … Continue reading New Product Update: FlintGroup nyloprint DLE S for Pad Printing Read More...
Rubber platemaking has been around since the early 1900s. For many decades, rubber plates were the standard for flexographic printing. Even today, some printers are using rubber for special applications where extreme durability is mandatory. This form of platemaking is becoming more rare, but it still has a place in modern flexography. The process of … Continue reading A Safe Alternative to Metal Etching for Rubber Platemaking Read More...
Plates are an essential part of the flexographic printing process. The plate delivers a precise amount of ink to the substrate exactly where it is needed. Such a critical piece of the printing process must be measured and controlled to deliver consistent results. Selecting the correct plate measurement tool and implementing plate QC is essential to success in the pressroom. … Continue reading Tools of the Trade: Plate QC Read More...
Making plates isn't necessarily rocket science, but it is, indeed, a science! It is beneficial to track and quantify platemaking conditions so that changes in the equipment or finished plates are found before they cause costly problems on press. Measuring the UVA light output of your plate exposure unit is a great place to start. Most plate … Continue reading Measuring UVA Energy Read More...