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4-Color Process

Posted on Thu, 6 Mar 2003 at 14:58



I have tried using metal clich├ęs and found that plastic ones are better. The only problem with that is that is that it is a 2 burn process in which the secon exposure includes a 2nd linescreen (300dpi) 80%. Wouldn't it be easier if there was a continuous tone film like window tint for cars at 80% density? Where would one find such a thing?

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Anonymous says: BASF makes a plate material that eiminates the step that you're talking about. posted on: Thu, 03/13/2003 - 8:27pm
Anonymous says: There are alcohol based photopolymers out there that are sigle relief. Ideal for process printitng. You can still do it with screened images but you have to make sure the angle of the screen tone does ...

There are alcohol based photopolymers out there that are sigle relief.
Ideal for process printitng. You can still do it with screened images but you
have to make sure the angle of the screen tone does not interfere with the
dot angle of the CMYK plates. Moire and a loss in dot density may occur.
Things that could make a tough time at press.

posted on: Fri, 04/11/2003 - 2:06pm
Anonymous says: Welcome to the world of process pad printing. You should burn only ones...I don't know what you print on or what kind of plate you use but the secret is in the films. It took me 3 years of research for ...

Welcome to the world of process pad printing.
You should burn only ones...I don't know what you print on or what kind of plate you use but the secret is in the films. It took me 3 years of research for that one, I use 5 color process, having to add the white...
Tell me more of what you do, maybe I can help you.

Regards Gaetan

posted on: Fri, 05/09/2003 - 10:42pm
Anonymous says: Good morning Scott, We are working on developing a continuous tone film, it seems like you would get better ink release from the smooth bottom of the image area, as well as a more consistent ink film ...

Good morning Scott,
We are working on developing a continuous tone film, it seems like you would get better ink release from the smooth bottom of the image area, as well as a more consistent ink film thickness. We are doing in house testing at this point, to determine what material will work best.
We do have available, however, a plate with a very thin photopolymer layer, that does not need the second screening step. It is an alcohol wash plate.
Please contact me if you would like more info. Thanks, Tom S.

posted on: Mon, 06/30/2003 - 9:01am
Anonymous says: I have figured out a way of making film for 4 colour and using just 1 exposure a bit complicated in the beginning really need to talk about it you will need photoshop posted on: Fri, 08/13/2004 - 12:52pm

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