Miraclon drives flexo efficiency with UV Choice Printing

Miraclon has launched UV Choice Printing, enabled by advanced plate surface patterning technology and precisely tailored to increase printing performance for labels and other UV flexo-printed narrow web applications. 

Available to all Kodak Flexcel NX users, UV Choice Printing offers both narrow web printers and trade shops the opportunity to increase print performance and stability across a broader range of printing conditions.

According to Miraclon, UV Choice Printing optimises UV ink transfer and increases ink density by up to 15 per cent. It supports a range of substrates, including foils, uncoated and coated labels. It also minimises the need for troubleshooting quality issues on press and delivers better reproduction of solids, fine lines, crisp bar codes and text at lower ink volumes.

The new technology can also simplify and decrease press set-up times by up to 20 per cent. It enables presses to come up to colour faster while delivering results in a wider variety of press conditions thanks to the increased latitude offered with lower volume anilox. 

Miraclon claims that in pre-press, the UV Choice Printing technology maximises efficiency by cutting imaging times thanks to optimising the surface area (compared to imaging without advanced plate surface patterning), enabling pre-press operators to cut imaging time in half. 

Miraclon chief technology and innovation officer Reid Chesterfield said, “Flexcel NX technology is specifically designed to address inherent flexo complexities and costs, from pre-press to on-press, to achieve the efficiencies, print performance and productivity users need.

“This flexible approach allows our customers to continue using the flexo plate technology they trust and benefit from, without the need for new hardware to take advantage of our newest innovations while offering forward and backward compatibility.

“UV Choice Printing is the simple choice to enhance label and other narrow-web application printing. It addresses the key concerns and challenges our customers are telling us they’re facing, allowing them to continue pursuing better productivity and efficiency across a wider range of print conditions and applications to maximise their savings.” 

Narrow-web printers and trade shops utilising Flexcel NX technology can subscribe to UV Choice Printing through Flexcel NX Print Suite for Narrow-Web.

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