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What Is Dot Gain & What Can You Do About It?

Posted by David Lee on Sep 5, 2019 5:26:40 PM

'Dot gain', sometimes known as tone value increase (TVI), is a flexo printing defect characterised by the diameter of halftone dots increasing during the printing process. Essentially, this means the dots on your printed substrate come out larger than intended and, in many cases, this will result in printed material looking darker or fuzzier.

Ultimately, dot gain is a problem because it can have a detrimental impact on the quality of your final printed product. Dot gain is usually expressed as a numerical value, giving the difference between the dot size on the source file and the actual dot size on the final printed product.

Fortunately, with flexo printing, there are steps that can be taken to minimise the problem. Let’s take a look.

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Topics: Flexographic Printing

Why Invest In A New Flexographic Press In 2019

Posted by David Lee on Feb 28, 2019 10:03:46 AM

Have you ever wondered whether investing in a new flexographic press is worth it? Currently businesses need to choose their investments wisely. This is particularly the case for flexographic Printing Presses. Designed to last for decades, flexographic presses quickly become a crucial element of the fabric of the organisation. It pays to get it right. Here are some of the reasons why the right modern flexographic press can enhance your company.

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Topics: flexo printing, Flexographic Printing, flexography printing

A Quick Look At The Focus eFlex Series: Features and Benefits

Posted by David Lee on Feb 19, 2019 11:20:00 AM

Today, everything is about flexibility, and the eFlex takes the demands of combining quality, speed, and control in its stride. If you require a state of the art printing press that promises crystal-clear graphic quality at the touch of a button, read on.

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Topics: flexo printing, Flexographic Printing, flexography printing

Reasons To Visit Our Demo Showroom In Nottingham

Posted by James Thomas on Feb 14, 2019 9:37:00 AM

Many organisations are curious about finding cost-effective ways to increase their productivity. There are often multiple choices on the table, with each one proclaiming itself to offer the best ROI. The decisions can be complex, but what is not in doubt is that investment in equipment is directly linked to productivity. Equipment investment can unlock time and expand possibilities. It can improve the quality of a product, raising its profile and value.

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Topics: flexo printing, Flexographic Printing, flexography printing

The Focus Label Machinery Approach To Research & Development

Posted by James Thomas on Feb 14, 2019 9:35:00 AM

Everybody knows that research and development is at the heart of a successful organisation. That is certainly true of Focus, which is one of the reasons that we are the proud sponsors of the 2018 Flexo Tech International Print and Innovations Awards.

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Topics: flexo printing, Flexographic Printing, flexography printing, Future of Print

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