RK PrintCoat Instruments has provided the Brobygrafiska educational facility in Sweden with various proofing devices to support the development of new printing industry talent.
Brobygrafiska is a graphical school specializing in education in the fields of technics and design for both print and web. Attracting more than 170 students every year, Brobygrafiska is located in the town of Sunne.
The equipment supplied includes FlexiProof 100/UV. A scaled down version of a flexographic production press, the bench top FlexiProof 100/UV enables users to simulate flexographic printing for all pre-press applications. The unit can be used for quality control purposes, R&D and computer colour matching, etc.
Brobygrafiska marketing manager Evelina Nilsson said: ‘We will use the equipment to make color tests before printing on our flexo printing press. We will also use it in the education for the students, so they will get an understanding of color in the printing process.
‘It is very important for our students to get knowledge about color testing before printing to create less friction after printing, because of their knowledge they can get a color test before the printing. This will help the industry to get less waste and time loss. We will give the students the whole picture of a controlled printing process with the FlexiProof 100/UV. The equipment will be used both in education for our class pre-press and printing technician but also in education for our packaging designer and graphic designer/technician students. It will also help the students to get the knowledge about the importance of material – how the material affects color.’
RK PrintCoat managing director Tom Kerchisss said: ‘It is a pleasure to support this education facility in developing knowledge to new talent starting out in this industry sector.’