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New approach of optimising the wide web flexopress at DFTA Technology Center

About this event

This webinar will take a closer look at the strategy and process of the DFTA to optimize their own press. Flexography offers freedom in terms of substrates, inks, plates, tapes, etc. This is the good news. The challenge is to use this flexibility in a way that all parameters interact in an optimum way to achieve a high quality and consistent print result. This requires the proper components, right print set up, expertise and experience.

Anke Frieser-Tausch will explain the motivation and background driving this project. She gives an insight into the scientific approach and the trial set up. Why it is important to consider different effects of anilox engravings on ink transfer and why the DFTA has implemented 4 GTT anilox sleeves into their inventory, plate performance and alternative technologies.

Anke will be joined by Robert Bruce from Esko. Robert will share insights into how the latest imaging & screening technologies help support the DFTA. Anke will also present the details and hard facts of the project.

We will end the webinar with an open Q&A session to handle questions on the process from the DFTA, effects of anilox engravings on ink transfer and link between surface patterning & anilox volume.

Key Take Aways

  • Optimising: a technical approach from DFTA
  • Optimising: a production based approach from Esko using Print Control Wizard
  • Expected results from a good optimisation project using MacDermid Plates, Apex GTT aniloxes, Esko Screening and XPS exposure 

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.

The DFTA Technology Centre is a technical institute under the roof of the DFTA industry association (German Flexographic Technical Association). It is dedicated to Flexography and Packaging Printing. The DFTA Technology Centre is located at the Stuttgart Media University and is the world’s leading institute in technical research, development and education for the flexographic industry.

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Dan Pulling FlexoKITE Center Manager @ Apex International

    With more than 30 years experience in packaging prepress & print, Dan is an expert in screening, color management and flexographic technology. Dan recently joined Apex after 20 years working for Esko.

  • Guest speaker
    Anke Frieder-Tausch Deputy Manager @ DFTA Technology Centre

    With +30 years of industry experience, Anke has been working for the DFTA Technology Centre since 2018. Previously she held multiple positions providing technical support at customer sites. Her expertise helps to tackle packaging industry challenges and support future development for flexography.

  • 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.


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