A few months ago, Shilp Gravures Ltd installed Esko’s Full HD Flexo solution – a combination of inline UV2 technology on its CDI 4260 digital flexo imager and special screening with micro cell structures. Now it has achieved Full HD Flexo Certification which places the company firmly among the leading flexographic platemaking houses in
the world. Exhibiting its Full HD Flexo print samples at the Plastindia 2015 exhibition, Shilp received very encouraging feedback from consumer product companies and flexible packaging printers across India. In addition, its Full HD Flexo Certified plates were used at the show with impressive print results on the Indian manufactured wide web POLYGRAPH stack flexo press.
Full HD Flexo allows flexographic printing to compete with offset and gravure quality. Shilp’s Marketing Director Gajanan Bhavsar says, “Many customers want to move their jobs to flexo as the runs are getting shorter and they demand gravure-like quality from flexo. Achieving this means you need a technology which can give you improved quality of solids and whites, print consistency, good image details and contrasts, highlights to zero and smooth vignettes. We found all these requirements are achievable by Full HD Flexo technology. And now, the Full HD Flexo certification from Esko gives our customers the confidence to move the highest quality work from gravure to flexography, which is what many of the leading brand owners want.”
Esko’s unique Full HD Flexo platemaking process can digitally control the dot shape for highlights and smooth vignettes combined with the solid ink laydown and stability of ‘flat top’ flexo plates. The highest level of print quality is achieved on both narrow and wide web flexographic presses.
Peter Henderson of Esko explains, “The Full HD Flexo certification is awarded to a customer after thorough implementation of the technology by Esko Full HD Flexo experts at the customer’s site, which includes defining a set of dots with specific shape and size as per the customers set up and requirement. This is a continuous process with periodical follow-ups from Esko to ensure that the customer’s Full HD Flexo quality continues to meet the benchmarks. Among the best of the best in their field, every Full HD Flexo Certified company is listed on Esko’s website.”