ADVANCED DIGITAL DRY OFFSET PLATES
To achieve leading-edge printing for packaging and other demanding projects, choose Carey Color for your dry offset plates.
At Carey Color, we combine true laser ablated plates with our patent-pending Stealth Screening Technology ™ to create a truly digital workflow that eliminates common dry offset printing problems. You’ll get:
- Proofs that are calibrated to be attainable on press
- Free press fingerprinting
- Free training for press operators
- Free first job
CREATE DRY OFFSET VIGNETTES TO 0%
Direct engraving is the only platemaking process that crafts each dot on the plate in a three-dimensional way, allowing us to take the highlight dot below the surface. With the highlight dot on a different plane than the solid, we can precisely control dot gain, making offset-like vignettes to 0% possible.
GET CONTINUOUS TONES AND OFFSET-LIKE CONTRAST RESULTS
With Stealth Screening, concerns about inkwell contamination vanish. Wet trapping never occurs with our system because we don’t employ any color overprint. Stealth Screening also uses 100% of the available print blanket and transfers 100% of the ink from the blanket to the container, giving you:
- A continuous-tone look, even at coarse line-screen rulings
- Offset-like print contrast results
Stealth Screening also lets you print white ink between other color halftone dots without contamination, creating the illusion of printing on a white-coated container without the usual turnaround time and expense. You’ll see a great quality improvement when you print on clear plastics, colored plastics and bare aluminum cans.
LASER PLATE ENGRAVING: BETTER FLEXO & OFFSET PLATES
Let the many benefits of Direct Digital Laser Engraving expand your capabilities and your markets while reducing your bottom line. These benefits include:
• True digital workflow – flawless 1 bit and 8 bit file handling
• True in-the-round imaging – for better registration, seamless repeats, and continuous printing
• Elimination of environmental concerns
The Luscher Flexpose dual laser ablation system directly engraves plates and continuous sleeves ( up to 60” x 118”) which produce printing results with:
• High quality up to 175 line screen
• Below surface dot
• Sharp positive and negative detail
• Text sizes to 2 point and below
This system is ideally suited to the platemaking needs of flexography, dry offset, and letterpress. Our laser engraving compounds offer a wide range of properties and benefits that printers can use to meet their unique needs. These polymers and elastomers provide superior coverage on water, solvent, and UV-based inks. Additionally, the installation of a second unit makes Carey Color, Inc. one of only a few companies in the world that can offer our clients 100% uninterrupted service.
OUTSTANDING CONTROL WITH BELOW SURFACE ENGRAVING
What is Below Surface Engraving?
The ability to three-dimensionally control the dot height, shape, surface size, shoulder width & angle, and relief depth of both halftones and text. Taking the highlight dot subsurface controls dot gain while allowing more pressure latitude on press.
Because below surface engraving reduces the risk of printing shoulders and the risk of inconsistent dot gains. Control of the shoulders allows for razor sharp text even at 1 and 2 point and the ability to print smaller reverse text without filling in.
To learn more about our industry-leading dry offset plates, contact us today. Don’t forget to ask about the benefits of Elastomer Dry Offset plates.