Accuracy and consistency of print is vital to empower the decision making of brand owners, premedia partners and printers. Have you ever wondered how printing suppliers achieve consistency across print runs and across multiple presses? Everyone sees color slightly differently, and certain hues may appear differently depending on the type of substrate, ink system used in printing or even the press on which a job is printed on. So how can print managers ensure their print or packaging project looks consistent and 100% on brand? Maintaining high print quality has become necessary to effectively compete in the today’s growing and challenging global marketplace. This two days training session addresses various topics on print variables, an overview of the print market, machine setting, photopolymer plate, anilox, doctor blades, cylinders, substrate and ink options, color and design considerations and more through hands-on activities accompanied with case studies, presentation and discussion and at the end participants will leave the class with a strong understanding of advance concepts of print quality management and be able to troubleshoot a variety of print related issues upon return to their respective facility.
- Overview flexographic, gravure & offset printing process and best practices to print quality management during the press run.
- Print quality attributes, print density, dot gain, print contrast, color trapping, screen percentage, color match, color bar, halftones, ink film thickness, print gloss, ink setting, surface tension and print color registration.
- Depth analysis of expanded color gamut, accurate expanded gamut proof, device link profiles, ICC pairs, print gamut, gamut color separations, press characterizations & variables.
- Engraved cylinders, chrome thickness, hardness, roughness, copper thickness, cell volume, depth, count screen, opening & height, cell wall width, cell angles, engraved angles, channel width impact on print quality and cylinder defect analysis.
- Doctor blade contact area, edge, contact point, blade pressure, thickness, contact angles, doctor blade materials, blade defects analysis and end seal effects.
- Flexo plate structure, UVA & UVC exposure, dot shape, plate screen count, relief depth, compression simulation, angles, halftones, elastic deformation, SFE, optical density, plate defects, best mounting practices, cleaning, storage and handling.
- Anilox core construction, cell shape & impact on print, moire effect, anilox specifications, engraving angles, cell volume, cell wall & depth, cell opening & ink retention, anilox maintenance, anilox-press correlation, anilox cleaning & handling.
- Paper opacity, volume, thickness, pH, humidity, weight, moisture, roughness, brightness, gloss, stiffness, surface tension impact on print quality during press run.
- Ink composition, UV/Visible spectrum, pH + Viscosity, temperature, solid contents, solid laydown, Color fastness, ink room management, color system RGB, CMYK, HSB, CIE LCH, LAB, metamerism, colorblindness, cost effective ink formulation etc.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Plant Management
- Print Supervisor | Manager
- NPD supervisor | Manager
- QHSE supervisor | Manager
- Quality Control Technicians
- Ink and chemicals suppliers
- Prepress and Graphic Designers
- Ink room technicians | Ink matchers
- Printing & Packaging Technologists.
- Sales and Customer Service Representatives
- Printers/laminators/ slitters Operators and Helpers
- Those new to the prepress, graphic & printing industry
- Understand different printing process, basic principles, components and effect on print variables and quality management.
- Identify the print quality attributes and standardize them to attain accurate print consistency throughout the production run.
- Able to maintain brand equity, quality standards and consistence quality products delivery as per brand owner requirement.
- Standardize the printing process elements, anilox, flexoplate, cylinders, unwinder, and rewinder, dryers, chiller and impression roller in order to attain high print quality results during production run.
- Standardize the printing inks variables, color measurement, ink formulations and press parameters for consistent quality print.
- Increase accuracy, decrease print approval time, speed up time-to-market, and streamlines the proof reading processes.
- Improve constantly and forever the system of print production and service to improve quality, productivity and job-to-job profitability.
- Reduce print related defects, machine downtime, color inconsistency and achieve high quality with press room efficiencies.
- Implement the SOPs, checklists, machine centerlines, ISO and OSHA standards in the paper, graphic and printing industry.