When it comes to the ultimate in precision, direct lasers outperform all other engraving methods. At Daetwyler, we’ve taken elastomer engraving a step further by utilizing a state-of-the-art fiber laser in the creation of elastomer flexo printing forms.
As a result of continuous development of technology in the direct laser engraving process, the fiber laser is extremely powerful with an ultra-fine beam, small spot, and high depth of focus. The three-dimensional print reliefs it creates for elastomer printing forms are among the most precise available, with the narrowest tolerances for error. The end result, of course, is premium print quality that can be relied upon throughout each run, and from one run to the next.
Extremely high quality, image consistency is the direct result of the direct engraving process. It uses only two steps – reducing plate making process variables – therefore reducing the chance for errors. This results in faster color matching during startup and further supports the short run technology of today’s flexo printer faces.