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An Introduction to Screening For Flexography

About this event

Spots, Dots, Rulings, Angles, Moires, and More

This is part one of a two part series on screening for flexography. In this “introductory level” presentation, we’ll look at some of the basics for flexo screening – including resolution, dot shapes, screen screen angles moires and more. Well conclude with a look at transitional (AM / FM) screens as well as cell patterns designed for ink transfer.

Key Take-Aways

  • Colors are reproduced on a flexo press by “screens” of halftone dots of different sizes.
  • The basic parameters of a screen are the dot shape, screen ruling, and the screen angle.
  • The CTP device resolution has an impact on dot quality
  • Two screening categories are AM and FM. Screens that combine these two are called transitional or “hybrid” screens.
  • Screens can be made to transfer ink more uniformly by imaging smaller “cells” into the larger dots.

There will be a live Q&A session at the end of the presentation.

Can't attend the live webinar? Register and you will receive the recording afterwards!

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Pascal Thomas Director PrePress and Platemaking @ Esko

  • Guest speaker
    Mark Samworth Product Specialist - Color @ Esko

    Mark joined Esko in 1997 to work on the development, marketing, and industry support of Esko color products. These include screening, calibration, color management, and expanded gamut. He holds 11 patents in digital imaging – including FlexoCal, Hybrid Screening, Plate Cell Patterning, Concentric Screening, PressSync, and Equinox expanded gamut technology.


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