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Color impact of White Ink Opacity with Solvent inks

About this event

Print quality in flexible packaging is heavily impacted by white ink. When white ink is not so opaque or homogenous the printed graphics look dull or grey. Increasing the printed ink weight by increasing anilox volume can improve opacity. But there are obvious trade-offs concerning bond strengths for lamination not to mention ink usage. White ink is typically 30% of a converters ink costs.

In this webinar we explore the advantages of a synchronized approach combining the latest plate technologies, advanced screening patterns and anilox technologies. We look in detail at optimizing screening selection, anilox & ink to deliver quality, efficiency & cost improvements.

Key Take Aways

  • Standard operating procedure to simplify evaluating quality of print white ink
  • New technologies to improve print quality of white ink
  • Cost/benefit/improvement analysis

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

Can't make it to the live webinar? Register and you will receive the recording afterwards.

FlexoKITE is a workshop, press floor, seminar series, and tradeshow rolled into one robust flexo user experience. Broadcasting from two brand-new Experience Centers in the Netherlands and India, FlexoKITE runs a fully-equipped integrated workflow of the latest equipment from Apex International (anilox), BOBST (inline flexo press), DuPont (plates), Esko (prepress and flexo imaging), and MacDermid (plates).

“Knowledge, Innovation, Technology, and Exploration” (KITE) are the driving forces that unify these industry leaders to deliver real-world technical content not limited to a single product area. FlexoKITE provides print converters and brands a comprehensive view of the entire plate-to-print process, focusing on the finished printed product while synchronizing the plate-screening, plate-processing, anilox and press steps.

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Robert Bruce RIP & screening product manager @ Esko

    With more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, Robert is an expert in the flexographic process and technology. Joining Esko more than a decade ago, he has been a member of the Flexo Product Management Team for the last three years.

  • Guest speaker
    Nick Harvey Technical Director @ Apex International

    Nicholas has more than 33 years experience in the flexo printing industry. Starting as a flexo print operator, he later became the Production Manager of a large wide web flexible packaging company. Nick currently holds the role of Technical Director at Apex International.


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