Esko has unveiled its latest generation of the Print Control Wizard 20.0 with enhanced test charts, crystal screens for flexo and white ink optimization.
‘Print Control Wizard was developed in response to industry calls to simplify the implementation of screens and dot gain curves, and we wanted to build on our immediate success with this new version,’ said Robert Bruce, RIP and screening product manager with Esko.
‘That’s why we’ve added integrated color management tools and introduced a new implementation process. For example, while global standards call for three press trials to implement a flexo project, from optimization with single screen testing, through characterization with color management and fingerprint for dot gain, Print Control Wizard 20.0 users can now go straight to fingerprinting. This offers a significant reduction in cost and therefore press time too,’ added Bruce.
Released this week, the updated version boasts a raft of exciting new features, including improved test chart layout, improvements to wizard-style interface, platemaking wizard, new fully automated and customizable fingerprint reports, new crystal screens for UV Flexo and white Ink optimization for flexible packaging.
Originally released last year, Print Control Wizard was specifically designed to improve the flexo plate making process and flexographic print quality via crystal screens. It offers a simplified, standardized approach to take process parameters like ink, printing press, substrate and anilox into consideration for screen and curve creation, outputting a set of crystal screens and curves used for plate exposure on a CDI Crystal XPS.
‘Our goal was to provide flexographic experts with the tools to standardize and simplify screen and curve creation, enabling them to achieve the best quality results without additional steps and checks being added to the process. After Print Control Wizard was honored with a number of top industry awards, we have been working tirelessly to develop these new enhancements. We are delighted to now release this new version as we continue supporting the work of print and packaging specialists across the sector,’ concluded Bruce.