Enabling effective and even ink transfer for flexo has been key to the R&D behind FLEXCEL NX technology
Efficient and controlled ink transfer is the key to enabling outstanding print quality. It maximizes the color gamut and achieves great tonal range; all while your presses run at high speeds with minimal stoppages.
Ink transfer transformed
Traditionally, flexo was unable to achieve smooth pinhole-free ink laydown, at maximum color and efficient ink use. Our digitally applied, micro surface texturization of flexo plates solves this, transforming flexo ink transfer.
Expertly-engineered NX Advantage patterns also play a crucial role in controlling ink flow at the edge of objects, key to reducing printing impression, and can be tailored to specific applications.
Advanced plate surface patterning, enabled by the unique imaging and reproduction capabilities of the FLEXCEL NX System, allows printers to ‘customize’ the printing characteristics of a FLEXCEL NX Plate. Optimize plates for their specific application and find the ‘sweet spot’ of the print process.
It’s an approach that not only opens up the achievable color gamut but deliver better print contrast, improved tonal range, smooth solids, brighter colors and crisp text.
White is so important because in many packaging applications, especially in the fast-growing flexible packaging sector, it provides the foundation the other colors need to show themselves at their vibrant, brightly-colored best. Without a good, strong white there are a wide range of issues that negatively affect the final print, reducing its impact and perceived value to the customer, and thus undermining the key purpose of the packaging. The NX Advantage Technology from Miraclon offers printers a fundamental control tool for printing a white layer that meets opacity targets with the most efficient ink laydown.
When UK-based InterFlex was tasked with printing a high impact promotion, operations director Mike Adams knew striking contrast would be the key to success. Here he shares how flexo helped him turn a tricky brief into an award-winner.