Flint Group supplies package printers with high qualityinks and coatings and photopolymer plate raw materials to support the Expanded Gamut Printing process. The first Full HD EGP project between Flint Group and Marvaco was initiated in 2015 and resulted an ultra-high-quality job “Petfood,” printed in cooperation with Soma at 100 lpcm (254 lpi) on OPP at drupa 2016. Since then, Flint Group and Marvaco have implemented the Full HD EGP also for water-based inks on paper, and both UV and solvent-based inks on self-adhesive labels.
The certificate is awarded for the stability and excellent process reliability of the inks and plates based on the experience in numerous prints at several printers in the past three years. The jobs have been printed in high line screen, up to 70 lpcm (178 lpi), in daily production. Moreover, the awarded success in different flexo printing competitions using Marvaco’s EGP repro-plate solution, verifies that the EGP printing results with the Flint Group technology have been excellent.
“Printing companies need skillful and capable partners to implement EGP technology. Flint Group’s ability to supply user-friendly flexo printing inks and high quality flexo raw plates has been tested even in the most demanding applications with various materials,” said Kai Lankinen, chairman of Marvaco.
The EGP repro-plate technology enables printing with no need for manual mixing of spot colors. Predictable and precise brand colors are implemented with digitally assisted ink blending, where the CMYK color gamut is enriched, for example, with additional OGV (Orange, Green, Violet) process inks. Printers have reported a remarkable rise in efficiency and quality since moving to Full HD EGP. What is more, even the consumption of ink and solvents has dropped dramatically, that makes the process even greener than traditional flexo printing.