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Technical gazette, Vol.20 No.4 August 2013. -

Flexography is widely used in the packaging industry because of its ability of print on various printing substrates and because of the use of digital platemaking technologies. However, there are some limits in the reproduction of smooth gradients which create the effect of sudden transition tones in the highlight area. Therefore, this research compares the parameters of print quality influenced by the dot geometry focusing on top dots shape, line rulings and printing pressures. The objective was to study how the various platemaking processes affect the dot geometry on the basis of influence of the most important variable parameters of flexographic printing. A test image was created and then printed with cyan UV ink on aluminium foil on the pre-printed opaque white ink. Based on the obtained research results, the guidelines and print conditions will be given about how to apply the studied influential parameters for better tone reproduction on aluminium foil that will result in a positive impact on the environmental sustainability of flexographic printing.

dot geometry; flexographic printing; print quality; top dots shape



Author: Dean Valdec - ; Polytechnic of Varaždin, J. Križanića 33, 42000 Varaždin, Croatia Igor Zjakić - orcid.org-0000-0002-1748-355

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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