German Flexo service provider focuses on superior halftone dot reproduction

London (England), December 5th, 2011 – siba, a young and dynamic flexographic service provider in Lörrach, Germany has installed a Star Proof/Epson inkjet proofing system to ensure their customers receive the highest quality print simulation.

The company, which was founded in November 2010 by industry experts Mathias Buergin, Ralph Simon and Jörg Ambrosius has been successfully driven through it’s start-up phase. Today, siba employs a staff of 12 and services renowned German, French and Swiss flexographic printing companies involved in the manufacture of labels, packaging inserts, flexible packaging and pharmaceutical capsules.

“From the outset, our aim has been to provide our customers with the highest quality solutions – we chose industry leaders for our CTP engine and our plate offering” offers Mathias. “The decision to choose Star Proof as our proofing solution was based on the softwares’ ability to replicate the halftone dot on the proof. The Len files created on our Rip are processed by Star Proof, with the resultant inkjet proof faithfully reproducing the original dot shape, trapping, pull-backs and overprints, irrespective of resolution or screen ruling – their are no limitations.”

The installation which was carried out by Graphic Republik, has allowed siba to create individual colour profiles for all printing situations, even for specific printing substrates and colours. This ensures that each customer can be certain that they are receiving customised, fingerprinted proofs which resembles their print set-up.

Star Proof accepts Raster data in 1 Bit Tiff or Barco “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.