“Over the years we have developed a comprehensive set of packaging prepress tools and solutions for the label printing industry,” comments Steve Donegan, MD at Graphic Republik. “To fully complement the needs of the label industry, Star Plate will be shown producing Imagesetter-quality high-definition films from inkjet devices, perfect for producing negatives for use in flexo and letterpress platemaking.”
At the show, Graphic Republik is giving demonstrations of Star Plate to show how to save time and costs. There will also be a focus on enhancing print quality with presentations of Smart Screen, an award winning flexo and letterpress screening application.
Star Plate is a digital imaging solution designed for direct inkjet imaging to film with the ability to produce high-quality screening. Star Plate uses the actual dots of the original RIPped 1-bit data, preserving dot patterns, screening and dot gain calibration.
Star Plate’s Actual Dot technology provides powerful imaging controls on inkjet printers to produce a high-quality dot formation. The software is proven to produce fine solid linework and hard dots up to 175 lines per inch.
Smart Screen uses a special algorithm to generate files that produce stable dots on plate and visually enhanced tonal ranges, particularly in highlight areas. In addition, it requires minimal changes in prepress or the print room – either in process or hardware changes.