5627 GA Eindhoven
Corrugated converters and their flexo plate suppliers can now enjoy the triple benefits of quicker plate production, improved graphic performance and reduced costs as Esko releases the latest version of its award-winning Print Control Wizard software to extend the tool with screening optimized for the post print corrugated market.
This new version of the software uses all critical print parameters and variables – imaging resolution, exposure settings, plate, substrate, anilox, press type and inks – to simplify the flexo platemaking process for post print corrugated packaging production. Print Control Wizard standardizes the generation of microcells in the highlight areas of the plate.
Robert Bruce, RIP & Screening Product Manager with Esko states: “The Corrugated Crystal Screens address the problems associated with recycled board liners, giving corrugated post print converters the opportunity to improve print quality or if print quality is not a goal, reduce ink costs. The screens can be imaged using our latest CDI Optics 100 technology, allowing plates to be made at 10m2 per/hr. Utilizing the Crystal XPS brings a new level of plate quality and consistency for the corrugated market. This is obviously a win for both trade shops and corrugated post print converters.”
Esko, the global supplier of integrated hardware and software solutions for the print and packaging sectors, developed Print Control Wizard in response to industry calls to simplify the implementation of screens and dot gain curves.
Esko Print Control Wizard reduces press stops for plate cleaning and make ready times, boosting overall equipment efficiency. It also enables printers to move to fixed palette printing due to the consistency the software brings on platemaking.
Originally released in 2019, Print Control Wizard has been honored with a number of top industry awards, including the Label Industry Global Awards ‘Award for Innovation’, and Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) and European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) Technical Innovation awards.
More info: http://www.innovation.esko.com