Released in April 2017, the new generation TECHKON SpectroDENS 4 has some noteworthy updates! The same three SpectroDENS models are available allowing you to upgrade from Basic to Advance to Premium as your needs change. Key NEW SpectroDENS Features and Changes Even more accurate spectral curves - now reporting every 10 nm (vs previous models … Continue reading The NEW Generation TECHKON SpectroDENS 4 is HERE! Read More...
As noted in Part One of this technical discussion, bringing prepress and platemaking in-house may offer many financial and productivity advantages. Of course there is also the simple appeal of having control of changes and turn-around times that can drive a desire for change. Working with your suppliers, it is important to carefully consider key … Continue reading Why Bring Prepress In-House? Part Two – Prepress/Graphics Read More...
TSG Research Project:Mylar Dimensional Stability Under Excessive Dryer Heat Does excess dryer heat compromise the dimensional stability of the mylar backing. TSG feels that pushing the temperature higher could push the limits of thermal stability of the backing foil of the flexo printing plates. The recommended drying temperature is limited, as the raw polymer materials … Continue reading Mylar Dimensional Stability Under Excessive Dryer Heat Read More...
Scope of Test Determine if UVA lamp light energy (mW/cm2 or Joules) diminishes as temperature continues to rise outside the optimal operating parameters. According to most UV lamp manufacturers the optimal operating temperature for UVA lamps is 108ºF. At 120ºF it will diminish by 20% and at 140ºF it will diminish by 30%. This is … Continue reading TSG Research Project: High Temperature UVA Lamp Degradation Read More...
Based on recent thermal processing equipment optimization, we looked to identify strengths and limitations of some thermal plate processing equipment. Equipment, Material and Measurement Devices Used Thermal Plate Processor G&J Flex-N-One 260 Esko CDI (HD Flexo) ITP-M – 0.045 Micrometer Troika AniCam (Flexo Plate QC) Process Description Verify thermal processing reaches back exposure, determining relief. … Continue reading Research Results: Thermal Processing Capabilities & Limitations Read More...
EskoWorld 2017 Each year, we look forward to attending EskoWorld (Esko's user conference) to share ideas and bring our customers news of the latest innovations! This year didn't disappoint! There are many new features coming soon that will directly benefit the flexographic market, specifically those making plates. Post-RIP Scum Dot Removal Scum dots are small image … Continue reading EskoWorld 2017 – New Software for Improved Platemaking Read More...