DuPont Packaging Graphics (DuPont) is highlighting a range of new flexographic printing plates to enable higher quality output at high speed in hall 8b/C24 at the upcoming drupa 2012 trade fair, to be held May 3 – 16 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Graphics has embarked on an all-out effort to develop next-generation digital
DuPont Cyrel plates for both solvent and Cyrel FAST workflows that have
resulted in revolutionary improvements to the plate material and the method of
plate creation,” says Tracy Lunt, global technology manager, DuPont Packaging
Graphics. “These innovations will significantly and positively impact the
quality of printed packaging for our customers.”
to significant and growing demands for higher solid ink density (SID), DuPont
has developed a new digital plate formulated specifically for highest SID
combined with excellent dot gain characteristics. True next-generation plates
with re-engineered print surface technology, the DuPont Cyrel solvent-process
DSP and the DuPont Cyrel FAST DFP are standard workflow digital plates designed
for flexible packaging printers requiring high densities, good minimum dot size
and low dot gain. These new plates are designed to achieve higher solid
ink density while maintaining high resolution, low dot gain and excellent run
length. Since these plates work in a standard digital workflow, they do
not require expensive investments in digital prepress and digital technology.
They are fully functional with all standard-LAMs-based platesetters.
technology is such a game changer for the industry that the thermal-process
Cyrel FAST DFP and the solvent-process Cyrel DSP plates will be the DuPont
primary solution for improved solid ink density for flexible packaging. They
are nearly universal digital plates for these markets, and true combination
plates capable of high-quality reproduction of solids, halftones and text on
the same plate, providing medium-high density for high resolution.
Additionally, the design is robust enough for long runs with clean printing and
highlighted plate will be the DuPont Cyrel DFR, a next-generation high
durometer digital Cyrel FAST plate for package printers requiring a plate
capable of holding the highest screen rulings, fine detail and the widest tonal
range. A long-running, clean-printing plate suitable for most ink types
and substrates, DFR provides improved processing at all gauges, improved
limpness for easier plate mounting, and cleaner printing for greater press productivity
and longer plate life. DFR is well suited to both a standard digital workflow
and DigiFlow. DuPont anticipates Cyrel DFR will become the workhorse of its
high durometer digital Cyrel FAST portfolio.
also be featuring a series of Cyrel dedicated photopolymer varnishing plates.
Varnishing plates are applied in sheet-fed offset presses that are equipped
with special flexo varnishing stations as well as in offline coaters. These
plates are ideal for the offset printer who wants to apply varnish and effect
inks precisely structured, ensuring high resolution and reliability. DuPont
Cyrel varnishing plates are available for all relevant processing systems, and
unlike traditional rubber blankets, they provide very high resolution capabilities
combined with very fast and reliable processing.
DuPont Packaging Graphics Features New Flexo Plate Technologies at drupa
April 18, 2012