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Graphic Republik to partner with Dantex at Label Expo Europe 2015

Full suite of Packaging Prepress tools on show including multi colour conversion and Flexo screening.

London (England), September 24th, 2015 – Graphic Republik, the European supplier of software solutions for pre-press, colour conversion and proofing will be joining Dantex at Label Expo (Hall 4A, Stand 40 and Hall 8, Stand C40). The world’s largest label show will take place from the 29th September through to October 2nd, 2015 at the Brussels Exhibition Centre, Belgium.

“Over the years we have developed a comprehensive set of Packaging Prepress tools and solutions for the Label printing industry” commented Steve Donegan, MD at Graphic Republik. “The latest edition of Label Expo allow us to show how these solutions can add value, save time and in the case of MaxColor and Smart Screen, how we can implement award winning Prepress solutions that won’t break the bank ”

At the show, Graphic Republik will be giving demonstrations of MaxColor to show how time and cost savings can be made by reducing the amount of inks used on press whilst enhancing product images. There will also be a focus on enhancing print quality with presentations of Smart Screen, an award winning Flexo and Letterpress screening application.

Smart Screen uses a special algorithm to generate files which produce stable dots on plate and visually superior tonal ranges, particularly in highlight areas. In addition, it requires minimal changes in Prepress or Print room – either in process or hardware changes.

From a proofing perspective, Star Proof will be producing the highest quality halftone proofs whilst supporting the latest HD and NX screening technologies. Visitors will be able to see range of sample proofs and mock-ups created using Star Proof and the Epson Stylus Pro WT7900 device. The proofing system produces accurate spot colours aqueous white ink on a range of media such as paper, clear film and metallic substrates.

To fully compliment the needs of the Label industry, Star Plate will be shown producing Imagesetter-quality High-Definition films from inkjet devices, perfect for producing negatives for use in Flexo and Letterpress platemaking.



Editors notes

About Graphic Republik

Graphic Republik, founded in January 2008 and headquartered in London, England, has a distribution network covering Europe and Scandinavia.

Graphic Republik specialises in pre-press, colour conversion and proofing solutions developed specifically for the Packaging sector of the printing industry. The software range is in use across the industry from Design and Prepress houses through to Flexo, Gravure, Offset and Digital printing companies.

About the product range:

Smart Screen is a Flexo and Letterpress screening technology that has been developed to produce visually superior tonal ranges, particularly in highlight areas. It requires minimal changes in Prepress or Print room – either in process or hardware changes. As a consequence, it makes jobs simpler to prepare in Prepress and easier to print in the Press room.

Star Plate is a digital imaging solution designed for direct inkjet to film with the ability to produce high quality halftone screening.The solution has been developed to produce Imagesetter quality positive and negative films. The resultant high density films are perfect for Flexo or LetterPress platemaking or for Silk Screen exposure.

Star Proof accepts Raster data in 1 Bit Tiff or Len file formats at resolutions up to 4,000 dpi, screen rulings up to 223 lpi and support for the latest HD and NX Flexo screening technologies. The resultant data integral proof sets high standards in halftone inkjet proofing.

Used in conjunction with the Epson Stylus Pro range of inkjet printers, Star Proof gives users the ability to produce samples, prototypes and final proofs which are representative of the actual printed article. To fully compliment Epson ClearProof Film™ and Metallic film™, Star Proof also gives full control over white ink density and hue, allowing adjustments to be made simply and quickly. Reverse print and surface print modes are also fully supported.

The MaxPro suite of applications is a powerful software solution designed for Prepress professionals. MaxPro allows users to create automatic, semi automatic or manual traps to linework, contone and transparency areas. It has a bespoke monitor calibration system which faithfully reproduces spot colour rendition on-screen and allows for different dot gain curves to be applied on-the-fly.

With Max Step, users have the ability to interactively create bespoke step and repeat layouts, or use pre-defined die cut guides to automatically generate layouts according to the requirements of the printer or converter. It fully supports industry standard formats such as CFF2 and has the ability to produce final layouts for plate or cylinder.

MaxColor has been developed to automatically reduce separations and/or convert CMYK Separations to spot colours. The resultant print uses less ink, with more vibrant colours and a better quality registration whether printing Gravure, Flexo or UV Offset.



PR Contact – Graphic Republik
Steve Donegan
+44 208 851 3703

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