The DFTA autumn conference is being held Sept. 14, 2017 at the Pentahotel Leipzig.
Special-effect coatings appeal to end consumers not only at the visual, but also at the haptic level. Films with the right special-effect coating can feel like paper and are consequently perceived as being of higher quality. Soft-touch coatings give the substrate a velvety or suede-like surface and the complete packaging a luxury feel, the compan noted. Highly pigmented halftone inks make it possible to create realistic images on packaging, because the high pigment content facilitates finer screen rulings and resolutions. The use of spot inks is no longer necessary since a four-color set of high-pigment inks is capable of reproducing a greater color space.
The highly opaque white hubergroup will be presenting at the DFTA conference enables printers to achieve almost the same opacity levels as can be with the gravure process and prevents the package contents or substrate from shimmering through, thecomp[any reported, while hu-track is a hardware/software service package marketed by hubergroup that enables users to quickly check the quality of the inks they are using and to modify ink formulations directly on the press.