Durst’s print workflow gets ready for Printflat
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Global Graphics Software and Durst’s system integrators, Prepress Digital, have worked together to prepare the Durst Print Workflow for PrintFlat, the groundbreaking screening software that smooths out inkjet printhead non uniformity. Durst is exhibiting the Symphony workflow at Fespa stand B4-J10.
PrintFlat mitigates the variations that can occur when a print bar is first built and as inkjet heads begin to wear or are replaced. It is applied to a workflow by the ScreenPro screening engine.
‘Variations in inkjet output are inevitable over time,’ said Hans Peter Schneeberger, Prepress Digital’s managing director. ‘It is a problem that has been taxing press vendors globally, so we have been watching the development of PrintFlat with interest. This move by Durst is an insurance policy for driving its presses in combination with Durst Print Workflow: in the future it will be able to calibrate its presses, after it has changed printheads or when they start to wear, as easily as applying the colour management profiles. The fact that Global Graphics Software has developedScreenPro as a standalone engine means that it is quick to integrate.’
Jeremy Spencer vice president of print sales at Global Graphics Software, said: ‘Tackling variations and non uniformity can be a tough nut to crack. If you try to fix it mechanically it doesn’t always resolve the artifact, and may even introduce other unwanted artifacts. Non uniformity can be an expensive and lengthy process to resolve, that is why PrintFlat is gaining traction in the market because it solves a problem swiftly.’
ScreenPro, as a main component of the Durst Print Workflow is an ultra high speed screening engine tuned to smooth out imperfections in inkjet output.