• Technical report: Flexo printing form on demand

    Technical report: Flexo printing form on demand

  • Certified engraving available for HelioKlischograph K500 G4!

    Certified engraving available for HelioKlischograph K500 G4!

    NEW SOFTWARE RELEASE PAVES THE WAY FOR AUTOMATED QUALITY ASSURANCE.

    The aim of certified engraving is to minimize the number of print proofs required by boosting process reliability in gravure form manufacture. The first configuration level is now available for the K500 G4.

    The need to reduce the number of print proofs is currently a hot topic in gravure form manufacture. The aim of certified engraving is to minimize the number of print proofs required by boosting process reliability. The new GeometryScan and MultiCheck functions in Version 8 of the K500 G4 machine software now pave the way for certified engraving, enabling a number of critical cylinder and engraving production parameters to be measured and recorded automatically in the actual engraving machine.

    In conjunction with a new distance sensor in the K500 G4, GeometryScan checks the engraving cylinder’s geometry in terms of concentricity, conicity and bone effect. With the help of the integrated camera in the K500 G4, MultiCheck measures the cylinder engraving at pre-defined points and visualizes larger engraved areas using a stitching function. This identifies the slipping of cylinders during engraving, and any height difference between the engraving styli in Twain mode is detected and compensated. The measured values and camera images of GeometryScan and MultiCheck are documented in the new engraving certificate, which also provides other information that is relevant for production.

    This first configuration level of certified engraving with GeometryScan and MultiCheck is now available as standard for the K500 G4. An upgrade kit is also available for existing systems of this type.

    The first configuration level of certified engraving is now available for the K500 G4.

  • “Gravure Global” makes its appearance

    “Gravure Global” makes its appearance

    HELIOGRAPH MEDIA PARTNER LAUNCHES TRADE JOURNAL IN ENGLISH.

    “Gravure Global” project plugs the gap for a magazine in English dedicated to gravure printing.

    The “Gravure Global” project of the Ebner Media Group, which publishes the German trade journal “Flexo+Tief-Druck”, is plugging a noticeable gap that was left when the international journal “Flexo & Gravure” stopped being published.

    An 82-page special publication of “Flexo+Tief-Druck” recently appeared under the title “Gravure Global Edition 2021” and you can download it free of charge here.

    The next step for the publishing house was to start the special “Gravure Global” newsletter. Containing all the latest news and technical articles about gravure printing in English, it will initially appear monthly. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.

    To date, one special publication and one newsletter have been published as part of the “Gravure Global” project.