Ampac, a global leader in the retail, food, pet food, security and medical packaging markets, was named the first HD Flexo certified printer in the Americas by EskoArtwork.
earned the distinction of being named as the first HD Flexo certified printer
through the implementation of EskoArtwork’s HD Flexo High Definition
Flexographic technology in the printing of flexible film in its Seattle facility. The
process and use of HD digital flexographic technology provides high-resolution
laser optics and advanced screening technologies to deliver extended color
gamut, higher contrast, increased tonal range and smoother vignettes. HD Flexo
printing uses these technologies to deliver 150-line screening at 4000 dpi with
a smaller dot size and imaging quality that rivals offset.
Ampac’s Seattle facility, the upgrade to HD Flexo was not a hard decision to
make, as they were already using EskoArtwork print capabilities, continuing an
already successful partnership with EskoArtwork, a global supplier of
integrated solutions for packaging, sign and display finishing, commercial
printing and professional publishing. One of Ampac Seattle’s strong-points is
the ability to provide industry leading art support and development to its
customers. The ability to provide HD
Flexo brings this competency to a new level.
noticeable benefits in Ampac’s use of HD Flexo technology has been the reduced
time in pre-press setup, as well as reduced customer turnaround time and cost
savings. Jobs once using gravure print
can now move to HD Flexo, which can reduce costs associated with gravure
prepress. Customers with small print runs, whether for surface or reverse print
laminations, can now have exceptional graphics without the higher pre-press
costs associated with gravure print.
notes that the success of the implementation of EskoArtwork’s HD Flexo
technology is due to the Seattle
facility’s personnel. Ampac art director, Joe Lydic says, “EskoArtwork gave us
the tools, but it took the whole company to pull it off. We have the talented
people to pull the plates and run the press. Our staff, in combination with the
HD Flexo software and hardware upgrade, has allowed us to live up to our name
and mission: Ampac – innovation in action.”
Ampac’s use of HD Flexo, the new standard for flexo quality in package
printing, certifies that Ampac is among the best in their field. According to
EskoArtwork, “They are constantly innovating to offer the very best in flexo
quality.” The HD Flexo Certified seal is only offered to those companies that
have passed EskoArtwork’s strenuous HD Flexo certification program.