One hundred industry professionals gathered at Nilpeter’s Technology Center in Cincinnati, OH on July 31 for an in depth overview of the expanded gamut process. Presentations were given by flexo printing experts from Nilpeter and its partners Actega, Harper, Tesa, Flexografix and Esko. Visitors also witnessed the entire process come to life on the Nilpeter FB-3 servo driven flexo press.
The FB-3 offers total job save capabilities and automated plate cylinder positioning, and can recall all operating parameters of previous production runs. Nilpeter touts the press as "a perfect fit" for the expanded gamut fixed color set process. The primary seven colors stay in the press to build spot color and process graphics, thus reducing wash-ups, make-ready, and downtime. A simple plate change and job recall allows the press to be up and running quicker, more repeatedly with higher profitability.
Chris Baldwin, Nilpeter’s technology center manager in the USA, comments, “I was very pleased with the overwhelming turnout we had at our Expanded Gamut Printing seminar. Our partners gave very in-depth presentations and our guests walked away with the knowledge to help them explore deeper into the world of Expanded Gamut. With the advancements in the flexo process in combination with the FB-3’s ability to hold extremely tight register and perform automatic job recall, digital printing has even less of an argument against the flexographic printing process."
Mark Samworth from Esko also shared the day’s experience,”Esko very much values the opportunity to partner with Nilpeter and participate in their Expanded Gamut open house. It’s a great feeling to be presenting in a “packed to capacity” room to an audience that has the potential to realize enormous quality and economic benefits from Expanded Gamut. We particularly value a press company partnership because Equinox EG technology is only as good as the quality of your printing."
Ken Pavett from Flexografix added: "Nilpeter has a 'no compromises' approach to integrating Expanded Gamut. Their intention is to educate their customers on using Expanded Gamut as a tool to compete with digital printing. As a result of Nilpeter's commitment to that intention, and the alignment of their chosen suppliers, we were well-prepared to educate open house participants on the process and the tools we used to integrate Expanded Gamut. The program's turnout was great, as was the audience's interest and their level of engagement. It has been a real pleasure to work with the professionals at Nilpeter. Based on the conversations I had afterwards, the participants were excited about the program's quality and with the results we achieved."
The process will be demonstrated live at Labelexpo, at Nilpeter’s booth in Hall B, booths 3105 & 3205, September 9-11 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.