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gravure printing

[grə′vyu̇r ‚print·iŋ]
(graphic arts)
A process that prints from sunken or depressed surfaces or cups on a plate, in contrast to the raised printing surfaces of letterpress; the depth (and the area) of the depressed areas varies, thus yielding more or less ink on the paper.
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Clondalkin Flexible Packaging, Harlingen believe that gravure printing cannot offer the levels of flexibility that the market now requires and that FleXtreme[R] will begin to take market share.
Jeske, DR, "Impulse Press Simulation of a Gravure Printing Nip.
Offset and gravure printing are increasingly converging.
The upgrades significantly enhance the quality achievable through flexo printing and provide color options similar to offset and gravure printing.
However, gravure printing is predestined for it because it offers the best conditions for the transmission of the pearlescent pigments.
He holds substantial press room technical and fingerprint experience with flexo and gravure printing having performed press characterizations, and supported/supervised press runs.
An example of the impact of the UVY technology can be seen a in the pack design for Huangshan cigarettes, produced by China Tobacco Anhui Industrial Corporation with Anhui Bangfu Jinhuangshan Gravure Printing Co Ltd, which won a gold prize and an award for innovation in the Chinese cigarette packet design awards in 2008 see the sidebar.
PA, USA, has announced that it is celebrating 50 years selling ink pumps 10 the global flexo and gravure printing industries.
Amcor Flexibles Neocel in Portugal applied this system whilst gravure printing the design which also incorporates a matt varnish to give the pack extra consumer appeal.
The widespread use of gravure printing by European packagers also created a need for smoother board with low parker print surf (PPS).
In North America, flexo was already the dominant printing application, especially for the packaging industry and many printers are now trying to catch up with gravure printing quality in flexo than going to try on gravure printing," said Shingo Harako, marketing manager, printing ink division, liquid ink sector ofToyo Ink America LLC.
We saw a void in the flexographic and gravure printing industry with regard to proofing white," says Darin Lyon, A&V's vice president and general manager.