Gravure Printing


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Gravure Printing

A way to print paper in which the image is carved into the printing plate. That is, the image consists of indentations on the plate. This contrasts with relief printing, in which the image is raised from the plate's surface.
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"A unique process is applied to our water-based gravure printing ink so that the ink solid content increased by 30% and the viscosity of the ink effectively reduced.
"This is why we invited customers from India and Southeast Asia to attend the inaugural Open House on May 18, when the overview of Bobst printing and converting technologies and the demonstrations of the gravure printing press and the compact multi-technology laminator were held in English alongside Chinese," he concludes.
It isn't possible to register holographic features to graphic features in gravure printing machines or embossing machines.
The widespread use of gravure printing by European packagers also created a need for smoother board with low parker print surf (PPS).
Slot die coating, gravure printing, flexo printing and rotary screen-printing.
The resolution from flexo printing is not as high as that from gravure printing, putting flexo printing in a weak position in competition.
The new Bud Light graphics utilize metalized pressure sensitive film and gravure printing to highlight the new design and maximize shelf impact.
An example of the impact of the UVY technology can be seen a in the pack design for Huangshan cigarettes, produced by China Tobacco Anhui Industrial Corporation with Anhui Bangfu Jinhuangshan Gravure Printing Co Ltd, which won a gold prize and an award for innovation in the Chinese cigarette packet design awards in 2008 see the sidebar.
Amcor Flexibles Neocel in Portugal applied this system whilst gravure printing the design which also incorporates a matt varnish to give the pack extra consumer appeal.
The plants convert paperboard into printed packaging for consumer products using the gravure printing process and are part of MWV's packaging business.