platemaking

platemaking

(ˈpleɪtˌmeɪkɪŋ)
n
1. (Ceramics) ceramics the act of making plates
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) armour the act of making plate armour
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing the act of making plates for printing or engraving
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Esko flexo customers are asking for the combination of the benefits of HD Hem together with a gravure-like ink laydown and a fully digitally controlled platemaking workflow.
Compatible with most existing imagers, Thermal Direct, says KPG, speeds platemaking, resists scratches, holds 1-98% dots at 200 lines per inch, retains a latent image for as long as a week, prints as many as 75,000 impressions, and requires no debris-removal system.
Compatible with MacDermid's LUX platemaking system, UVR has demonstrated excellent print capabilities when combined with the flat-top dots of LUX.
Grace and Hercules exited the newspaper market, platemaking systems supplier NAPP Systems, now part of MacDermid Printing Solutions, has had the news flexo field to itself for years.
Mumbai-based label convertor KEM Cards has recently invested in integrated Esko hardware and software solutions in order to bring its complete flexographic platemaking process in-house.
MacDermid Graphics Solutions offers cutting edge platemaking technology and equipment for every application.
The same goes for "printing support" jobs such as platemaking and prepress work.
The major operations carried out during flexographic printing are image preparation, platemaking, printing and finishing.