Star Proof offers new features for packaging applications that
able simulate the plate dot characteristics of flexo printing
to ensure that your proofs accurately reflect what will be
produced on the press.
Screening dots prepared for flexo plates are normally adjusted
in width or height by a small percentage to compensate for
expansion during printing. Star Proof Distortion expands
distorted dots to the original size with user controls to correct
the size of the screening dots based on the original distortion
ratio or the expansion ratio. Star Proof also compensates
for the lost of small dots in the transfer to flexo plates during
plate making. By entering a Dot Lost size, any screening
dots smaller than this size will be removed and will not appear
on the proof.
Flexo printing, especially for printing on corrugated media, has extremely high dot gain of up to 15% to 20% and normal dot gain adjustment cannot compensate dot gains of this magnitude. Star Proof’s Extreme Dot Gain increases screening dot size dramatically by adding a border of 1 or more pixels around the screening dot - again, giving you the confidence that what you see on your proof matches the press.