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Asahi Photoproducts to highlight benefits of expanded colour gamut printing at Labelexpo

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Asahi Photoproducts will be supporting the upcoming Expanded Colour Gamut (ECG) tour to be conducted by Dr Kai Lankinen, a renowned ECG expert, during the Labelexpo Europe show. The company will be located on stand 5A34 and demonstrating a variety of ways that the future of sustainable label and flexible packaging production is available today, including the value of implementing Expanded Colour Gamut (ECG) printing and how the company can work with flexo operations to help them along their road to solvent zero.

Printing with expanded gamut process colours allows for a broader colour gamut and typically includes CMYK plus orange, green and violet. By adding these three additional base inks into the process, producers can achieve a much closer match to traditional formulated spot ink colours as well as eliminate the need to wash up the press between jobs. Minimising or eliminating solvent use in the plate production process is a key step for many flexo operations in reducing their carbon footprint and offering a more sustainable flexo operation and a cleaner, more enjoyable working environment.

Asahi AWP CleanPrint plates are water washable, supporting the company’s Solvent Zero approach to product development. The AWP-DEW plates are already certified carbon neutral in collaboration with the Carbon Trust and the AWP-CleanFlat plates are currently in the final stages of the carbon neutral approval programme. Both plates are designed with sustainability in mind. Due to their precise registration, these plates are ideal for ECG printing. They reduce waste and environmental impact by minimising ink and solvent use and reducing make ready time and waste. And since they are water washable, they eliminate the need for harsh chemicals in the platemaking process.


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