The future of flexography - direct laser engraving
The developments in the area of direct laser engraving open new possibilities to flexographic printing with
regard to quality and cost-efficiency. It's not only the print subject - endless or not endless - which decides today on the use of endless printing forms. Waste paper on start, register accuracy and print speed are important criteria today, favouring the decision to use direct engraved sleeves.
The process cost calculation with consideration of assembly costs and set-up times of the printing machine becomes particularly important with decreasing running metres per job. A fast job change decides on the efficiency in the printing hall. Here, register accuracy which is obtained by laser engraving and easy handling are clear advantages of these printing forms.