More control, more quality.
Over 9 months of Research & Development, Sandon Global has evolved its successful HVP and iPro engravings to create the new Fluid cell format.
Fluid is designed for all Flexographic print processes and can enhance Flexo quality from HD Process to solid print. The open nature of the Fluid engraving offers many advantages to printers. Fluid provides a semi-channelled engraving which allows an easier and controlled flow of ink between cells whilst maintaining cell control.
Fluid Anilox Engraving improves Flexible Packaging (Fluid FP), Narrow Web Print (Fluid UV) and Corrugated Print (Fluid PP)
Advantages of Fluid Engraving include:
- Reduction in anilox inventories
- Combining solid and tonal print on one plate unlike 60º engravings
- Improving solids, reducing pin-holing and improving lay
- Reduction and even elimination of UV ink ‘spitting’ for Narrow Web customers
- Keeps print cleaner on the run and reduces ink starvation at high speeds
- Reduces vibration, increases print consistency and makes the engraving more resistant to scoring
- Increased lifespan on wear
High definition prints from stronger engraving designs
As with the Sandon iPro engraving, Fluid is capable of HD quality print. Its cell structure allows for a more robust cell formation which enables the Sandon laser engineering department to increase the line counts of anilox whilst providing a stronger engraving design. Due to the unique design of Fluid, Sandon is able to improve the automated micro-finishing process that is conducted after engraving without compromising cell release characteristics.
The major benefit of this is to create a stronger, smoother cell that is more robust against the doctor blade. This makes the cell more resistant to score lines and therefore offers the printer a potential benefit in terms of lifespan. An additional benefit of the open nature of Fluid is increased release characteristics which keep print cleaner on the run but also reduces the potential for ink starvation at high speed. Furthermore cleanability is improved as there is less opportunity for the ink or coatings to become trapped in the cell.
Please contact us to be sent a technical sheet about our Fluid engravings.