The introduction of DuPont™ Cyrel® flexo plates helped to significantly improve the quality and productivity of flexographic printing. DuPont remains committed to delivering continuous innovation to the package printing industry through its range of revolutionary products.
Over the past four decades, DuPont have continued to introduce a range of Cyrel® flexo platemaking equipment:
DuPont are committed to providing customers with the expert technical support and training they need, before, during and after installation of their flexographic platemaking systems. That’s why DuPont has partnered with Marshall Hinds in South Africa, who assembled the industry’s most experienced team of prepress and pressroom consultants to service this market.
DuPont™ Packaging Graphics offers the tools you need to increase productivity and improve print quality and consistency in any flexo printing application.
Marshall Hinds is based in Johannesburg with a branch in Cape Town and we deliver nationwide.
The primary objective of the fingerprint trial is to measure and record the print characteristics of a particular press, operating with specific settings and materials, resulting in a print quality across repeatable conditions.
The specific settings and materials are determined, in part, by the customer’s design requirements (substrate, ink colours, design elements), and by printer experience or optimization trials.
The fingerprint trial must include all process and spot colours to be used on the current and future jobs because the fingerprint trial results in data and establishes the benchmark upon future print runs.
Marshall Hinds has invested X-Rite eXact densitometer to measure colour density and dot gain on any printing results and create databases for each customer in our system.
Defining accurate brand and spot colour standards is the first step in maintaining quality print consistency. Colour is a major component in the way we perceive a brand’s packaging. There is a distinct challenge in ensuring colour consistency across the complete set of packaging materials and printing processes.
There are several parameters related to the printing process, which the printer might need to ensure before doing colour management. The printing parameters are anilox screen and volume, plate types, ink supplier and types, double tape brand and types, and substrates.