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The PremiumSetter technology


PremiumSetter DLE (Direct Laser Engraving) technology is based on powerful, high-resolution lasers which, in combination with newly developed elastomers, enable high-precision three-dimensional print reliefs. The unique digital controllability and the associated high reproducibility of the printing parameters play a decisive role in this technology. The two-stage process also ensures that the printing forms are available quickly.

High-precision implementation of three-dimensional print reliefs according to previously defined criteria

High power laser

At the heart of the PremiumSetter are one or two high-performance fiber lasers, each with 600 W laser power, which remove the three-dimensional relief in a single operation to a maximum depth of 800 µm. Engraving depths of up to 3 mm can be achieved using the multi-pass method. The fiber laser enables a writing resolution of 5080 dpi and thus engravings in HD quality. The screen ruling is infinitely adjustable and has no influence on the performance of the PremiumSetter.


3D engraving

The PremiumSetter uses pre-defined parameters to convert 1-bit TIFF data into three-dimensional 8-bit TIFF engraving data, and does so on the fly. Based on tonal value and screen ruling, it calculates the height and shoulder profile of the print elements in halftone images, line art, and text. High-resolution direct laser engraving delivers precise, infinitely variable undercuts, first steps, and shoulder angles, which is impossible in other manufacturing processes.

Latest generation elastomers

Elastomers do not swell, because they exhibit greater resistance to chemicals. This makes them ideal for soft, water-based and aggressive ink and coating systems with any type of drying and component basis. Users can choose between printing plates on polyester or metal substrates and sleeves.

PremiumSetter engraves plates and sleeves


HELL Gravure Systems – a Heliograph Holding company – is an innovation leader in the manufacture of prepress engraving systems. With its numerous technical solutions, HELL is continuously redefining international standards in its many core areas of expertise – the electromechanical and direct laser engraving of gravure and embossing cylinders and the high-resolution direct engraving of elastomer printing forms for relief printing.



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