Print Proof Solutions shows its Evolution Series table-top wet-proofing system for flexo applications on GSE Dispensing’s stand at Labelexpo Europe.
Comprising the COR 300 Perfect Proofer and ES 200 Proofing Handle, the Evolution Series is said to provide a precise off-line method of color proofing by simulating the conditions of the printer’s flexographic press.
The series uses the same components, including the exact photopolymer printing plate materials, adhesive tapes, substrates, doctor blades and anilox roll types as used for the job. The equipment allows the printer to proof inks and achieve an accuracy of within 1 DeltaE of the target color on the press.
The COR 300 is capable of proofing on all paper and film packaging substrates to corrugated board. User-friendly features include a cantilevered turret for easy web access, the possibility for tool-less changeovers of substrates and rewind cores, and fine-tune speed and tension controls.
The ES 200 Proofing Handle uses two-inch anilox rolls that can be exchanged in seconds, thanks to a tool-less design. Featuring fully sealed micrometer heads and improved anilox bearings, the ES 200 accommodates aniloxes of all cell-counts used in packaging printing situations.
Anne Lourens, managing director of Print Proof Solutions, commented: ‘With its precision and enhanced user convenience, the Evolution Series proofing system assures accurate, repeatable quality without the need for costly on-press color matching or adjustments. The significant savings generated by this system, in terms of start-up waste and preparation time, demonstrate why offline proofing is an essential component of a lean ink workflow.’