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Chariotte, NC 28269 USA
COMPREHENSIVE ROTARY SCREEN PRINTING WORKFLOWS FOR ADDED-VALUE LABEL AND PACKAGE PRINTING
Rotary screen remains a vital label and packaging printing technique for distinctive branding. SPGPrints' innovations, including re-usable seamless nickel screens for high-value applications, high-definition laser imaging, and automated developing systems, are enhancing quality and efficiency. Hank Guitjens, Commercial Manager, Label Printing, SPGPrints
Rotary screen printing is uniquely capable of printing thick layers of ink or varnish (5[micro]m to 250[micro]m) in a single pass.This makes it ideal for adding high-impact and functional effects to self-adhesive labels and packaging.
Added-value effects include:
* Rich and opaque colors, including the 'no-label look'
* Varnish effects - for tactile images to make graphics stand out vividly, and textured features for contrasting touch sensations
* Braille - 250[micro]m screen-printed dots offer durability while ensuring underlying graphics remain legible
* Metallic effects, including gold and silver inks to communicate heritage and luxury
* Glitter--a new "Glitter Screen" with relatively wide holes enables dazzling, shimmering and optically variable effects, ideal for luxury packaging, cosmetics and wrappings
* Fine and oriental text--high-mesh screens reproduce Chinese characters and pictograms plus legible small text
* Security features, including optically variable inks and holograms
At the heart of these powerful effects is a continuously rotating seamless nickel screen, based on SPGPrints' unique electroforming technology.
SPGPrints provides solutions for every stage of the workflow, enabling printers to configure high-performance solutions for individual application needs. Seamless integration is achieved with compact rotary screen printing units running with analog imaging and printing systems.
SPGPrints' nickel screens are re-useable, significantly reducing total ownership costs.The re-engravable RotaMesh[R] and reusable RotaPlate[R] screens offer long life, stability and optimized ink flow at speeds of up to 450f[thorn]m (approx. 137m/min). Both screen types are suited for applications from coarse effects to fine...