At this year’s Labelexpo Europe from Sept. 24-27 in Brussels, Flint Group will again present innovative products and technologies. The two Flint Group divisions, Packaging & Narrow Web and Flexographic Products, will provide visitors with the opportunity to learn more about the comprehensive product portfolio for narrow web printing at stand no. 5B45.
With nyloflex NExT for Flat Top Dots and surface screening and nyloprint NExT for a precise reproduction of finest relief elements and gradations, Flint Group Flexographic Products will present its innovative exposure technologies. Both technologies offer a number of advantages to the user. An additional highlight is the UV LED curable ink series EkoCure.
In flexible packaging, the nyloflex NExT Exposure enables an optimised ink lay down on press and it exploits the potential to improve the highlights and fine vignettes. The LED based exposure technology offers precise and reliable surface screening as well as the reproduction of the finest image details. In corrugated post-print, nyloflex NExT technology shows not only an improvement in reproduction but also a significant reduction of the fluting effect.
New on the market is the nyloprint NExT Exposure unit for letterpress plates, which is targeted to the high-end segment of labels, tubes, cups and can printing as well as the security and banknote printing. The latest generation of UV-A LEDs (> 250 mW/cm²) allows a more precise image reproduction of the finest relief elements and gradations.
Compared with conventional light sources, the high-power LEDs enable a virtual 1:1 copy of the digital data onto the printing plate. The exposing speed of the LED bars can be customised to specifically define dot shape and shoulder angle. Additionally, the finest highlights and open shadows increase the image contrast. The new technology can be used for all digital letterpress plates, regardless of plate thickness and format.
Both technologies are compatible with all standard prepress and HD software and can be easily implemented into the existing digital workflow.