Standardization of

the printing process

The overriding goal of our activities is to increase efficiency while maintaining repeatability and international production standards.

Acceptance of

printing machines

The analysis and acceptance of machines is based on the guidelines of the Technical Directive and relates only to measurable technical parameters of the print.

Printing house

audit

We carry out an assessment of the optimization level of the entire cycle of printing reproduction at individual stages of production.

X-GAMUT

implementations

Fully automated color management software that allows you to obtain the highest level of spot colors.

STANDARDIZATION AND OPTIMIZATION OF THE PRINTING PROCESS

The purpose of standardization is to demonstrate better performance results while maintaining color compliance with international standards, and thus the highest reproducibility of production. Our implementations are comprehensive and cover all stages of production, and the cooperation is periodical.

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Standardization and optimization

of offset production

Standardization of offset printing divides the entire technological production process into nodes where you can carry out control and thus fully control the accuracy and repeatability of production in accordance with international and industrial standards.

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  • 01 PrePress - PREPARING FOR PRINT

      PREPARING FOR PRINT

    • Verification or implementation of a proofing system
    • Stabilization of the flow of information about the image, saving production files
    • Calibration of monitors, softproofing
  • 02 PLATE MAKING - CONTROL OF THE CTP BOARD MANUFACTURING PROCESS

      CONTROL OF THE CTP BOARD MANUFACTURING PROCESS

    • Assessment of the stability of the CTP system operation
    • Selection of screening parameters to the nature of production and workflow possibilities
    • System linearization
  • 03 PRESS - PRINT

      PRINT

    • Lighting audit in accordance with ISO ISO 3664: 2009
    • Mechanical audit of the printing machine, mechanical control of the selection of clamps using the NIP control probe
    • Assessment or selection of parameters of the wetting solution
    • Assessment or selection of the optimal water-paint balance by means of analytical forms (paint-solution-blanket-plate)
    • Optimization of the pre-inking on the CIP3 machine by adjusting the pre-ink curves
    • Determination of the spectral parameters of Lab CMYK / RGB printing in accordance with ISO 12647-2: 2013
    • Determination of TVI correction curves, averaging data according to ISO 12647-2: 2013 or NPDC G7 Idealliance standardization in four compliance levels:
      - Basic G7 Grayscale Calibration,
      - G7 Targeted Calibration,
      - G7 (Colorspace) Calibration,
      - G7 Extreme Calibration
    • Verification of the correctness of digital settings with the optical effect of compliance with a certified proof
    • Optional determination of ICC profile, Device Link, optimization of the maximum inking on the machine
    • Measurement of the gloss of the substrate
  • 04 PAINT MIXING ROOM

    • Implementation of digital color patterns for spot colors in accordance with the Pantone Certified Printer Program methodology for individual colors based on .CxF X4 files
    • Implementation or improvement of communication between the paint mixing room and the machine in the field of color patterns based on .CxF / X-4 files and automation of separation recording in production files
    • SCTV calibration, controlled point gain of halftone dots for spot colors according to ISO 20654 - Spot Color Tone Value
  • 05 POSTPRESS – ONGOING QUALITY CONTROL

      – ONGOING QUALITY CONTROL

    • Periodical control of the implemented standardization maintaining the quality of production throughout the life cycle of the printing process
    • Process optimization to minimize the amount of waste paper and production preparation time
    • Analysis of production reports, evaluation of the efficiency and quality of operators' work
    • Implementation of appropriate SOP procedures at individual stages of production

Standardization and optimization

of flexographic production

The standardization process covers all stages of flexographic production, from file preparation, through printing, to final product quality control.
The greatest benefit of the implementation is the ability to maintain repeatable production in accordance with international and industrial standards with the maximum reduction of changeover time and minimizing the amount of waste paper.

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  • 01 PREPRESS - PREPARING FOR PRINT

      PREPARING FOR PRINT

    • Calibration or verification of compliance of the proofing system
    • Image information flow stabilization
    • Optional calibration of monitors, softproofing
    • Lighting audit at the machine according to ISO 3664: 2009
  • 02 PLATE MAKING - CONTROL OF THE CTP BOARD MANUFACTURING PROCESS

      CONTROL OF THE CTP BOARD MANUFACTURING PROCESS

    • Selection of screening parameters to the nature of production and workflow possibilities
    • Vip Flex system linearization + 3D raster point surface analysis
    • Performing corrections on the spot or in the irradiation service
  • 03 PRESS - PRINT

      PRINT

    • Qualification and preparation of the machine for calibration
    • Stabilization of production conditions
    • The diagnosis of the mechanical condition of the machine by means of analytical forms enables the assessment of such parameters as: uniformity of inking, uniformity of the pressure, repeatability of the pressure, repeatability of the mapping of solids, repeatability at various printing speeds, analysis of tonal values, matching between colors and aggregates
    • Selection of parameters of anilox rolls to the guidelines of the target standard
    • Selection of compensation parameters for assembly tapes
    • Optimization of the print speed parameter
    • Optimization of the pressure-set parameter in print
    • Maintaining high repeatability of spot colors mapping using the PANTONE Certified Printer Program guidelines
    • Designation of SOP for standardized production
    • Determination of TVI vs NPDCS G7 Idealliance curves in four compliance levels:
      - Basic G7 Grayscale Calibration,
      - G7 Targeted Calibration,
      - G7 (Colorspace) Calibration,
      - G7 Extreme Calibration
  • 04 POSTPRESS - ONGOING QUALITY CONTROL

      ONGOING QUALITY CONTROL

    • Maintaining compliance of digital and optical production with the established standard
    • Recalibration of the production process with the G7 and TVI PSO method
    • SOP process control methods, implementation of quality verification methods for triad and spot colors
    • Minimizing the amount of waste paper and preparation time for agricultural production
    • Digital color patterns at all stages of production, CxF / X-4
    • Implementation of the production of SCTV curves for spot colors
    • Verification of the optimized process against the boundary parameters of the machine during printing.
    • Implementation of reporting for ongoing quality control and efficiency of the printing process.

ACCEPTANCE OF NEW AND USED PRINTING MACHINES

We carry out the analysis on the basis of the guidelines contained in the technical directive for the receipt of offset sheet-fed machines, relating only to measurable technical parameters of printing.

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MEASURABLE TECHNICAL
PARAMETERS OF PRINT

  • Overlapping registration mark (longitudinal and transverse)
  • Registration on the transmission in one-sided print
  • Machine fitting (longitudinal and transverse)
  • Moving / Mirroring
  • Increase in tonal values
  • Difference in point increments between aggregates
  • Stability of tonal values in relation to printing units
  • Variable optical density around the perimeter of the sheet
  • Template
  • Strapping
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TECHNICAL
DIRECTIVE

The Technical Directive facilitates agreement between machine manufacturers and offset printing houses in technical talks and commercial negotiations. In addition, it provides a test concept for technical and measuring machine acceptance.

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PRINTING HOUSE
AUDIT

The objectives of the audit


The purpose of the audit is to assess the printing house's ability to produce packaging in accordance with international and industrial guidelines and to assess the level of optimization of the entire cycle of printing reproduction at individual stages: production preparation - ink mixing room - printing department - postpress - quality control.

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Audit report


The initial audit ends with a report on the basis of which we indicate the places on the process map that should be standardized and optimized in order to improve the efficiency and quality of printing production. The report includes an assessment of the existing production efficiency, the capabilities of the hardware and software available in the printing house, an assessment of the current SOP procedures and the knowledge and skills of the people operating the system. Based on the audit, you are able to develop a comprehensive cooperation offer tailored to the client's needs.

Audits are performed in accordance with the following standards:


  • ISO 3664 lighting
  • ASTM E1499 Observer
  • ISO 13655 measuring tools
  • ISO 15930 file format - series (PDF / X-4) 1.7
  • PDF / X-6 (ISO 32000)
  • Paper / Substrate ISO 15937
  • Proofing ISO 12647-7/8, ISO 12646, ISO 14861
  • Workflows ISO TS 10128 / CGATS.21
  • TVI correction of ISO 18620: 2016 curves
  • TVI assessment ISO 5, ISO 20654 (SCTV)
  • ISO 12647 and ISO 15339 printing
  • Inks ISO 2846, CxF / x-4, ISO 17972-4
  • ISO 12647 & ISO 19302 process control

X-GAMUT
IMPLEMENTATIONS

X-GAMUT significantly improves the production process


This means that you do not have to deal with special recipes and the implementation of a paint mixing room. There is no need to wash the machine, changeover times are not necessary, and the production preparation time is reduced. As a result, the software helps lower overall costs - for both printers and customers.

EXTENDED COLOR GAMUT PRINTING (ECG) IMPLEMENTATIONS

BASED ON THE FOGRA 55 COLOR EXCHANGE SPACE PROFILE

  • Replace spot color reproduction with ECG technology based on CMYKOGV printing
  • Reduce machine setup time for spot colors
  • Reduce production costs for spot colors
  • Increase the number of production orders per shift
  • Increase OEE for your machines while maintaining consistent reproduction for spot colors

Our implementations are based on CGS Oris solutions.

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