Dupont platemaking and screening technology at Labelexpo

Quality print with less ink

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Prasenjit Das of Dupont at LMAI conference in Kochi. Photo PSA

Shyamal Desai of Dupont presented some of the latest Dupont developments at the LMAI conference in Kochi. Desai explained the Easy Brite screening technology by Dupont for optimizing ink laydown in high-volume printing for better overall consistency and more consistent print of large solid areas. Print quality, uniform ink distribution, an enhanced final result and with better opacity, reduced graininess and reduced mottle and flexibility allow printers to achieve higher quality levels with Easy Brite screening while using their existing setup.

Desai also spoke about Bellissima Digitally Modulated Screening (DMS). The technology allows high-quality prints equivalent to 350-450 lpi. Producing print quality of 4,000 dpi, the screening features 100% solid surface patterning options and solid object protection. Dupont claims Bellissima eliminates printing press issues including bounce, barring and slur.

At LMAI in Kochi, Prasenjit Das of Dupont said, “We are working towards a platemaking technology to enhance our product to better address customer needs such as built-in flat top dots. We are also working on screening technology. For instance, as Shyamal explained during his presentation, how Easy Brite can reduce ink consumption.”

Prasenjit Das of Dupont at LMAI conference in Kochi. 7985
Shyamal Desai of Dupont at LMAI
conference in Kochi. Photo PSA

“Easy Brite screening from Dupont is targeted at white inks. With Easy Brite, we are trying to reduce the consumption of ink on the anilox roller. Normally, white color is for background and usually the anilox used is very coarse resulting in a large consumption of inks for achieving better opacity. With the help of our screening technology, you don’t need to use a coarse anilox. If someone is using a 140 lpi anilox and 8 billion cubic microns (bcm) is the cavity, with Easy Brite you can bring it to 240 lpi and the bcm can be brought down to 4 bcm,” Das explained. The Easy Brite technology thus uses minimal amount of ink without compromising the opacity.

Sharing his perspective on the industry, Das said, “Industry is growing but there is a little discomfort in terms of circulation of money. There is a potential of growth but I sense a bit of stagnancy due to the new government regulations. People are trying to adjust to those changes but the investments in the industry seem slow.” Dupont will display its Cyrel Fast 2000 TD, thermal solvent-free flexographic plate processor, Easy Brite and Bellissima at Labelexpo Brussels. The company will show print samples and its plate technology at Stand 3B66.

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