Kodak Staccato NX Advantages

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Naveed ul haq
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Kodak Staccato NX Advantages

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Any one knows about Kodak Staccato Nx features, advantages and disadvantages for wideweb solvent base CI flexo.
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Re: Kodak Staccato NX Advantages

Post by Ali »

I have done quite a few Staccato NX jobs and it is a very effective screening for getting rid of moire. It also helps with getting very clean highlights and extends the gamut that you can print with.
The downside is that your prepress guy should know what he is doing. This screening is very sensitive an needs proper calibration otherwise you would get dirty print in your mid tones and three quarter tones. Your ink viscosity also is very important when it comes to using this technology.
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Re: Kodak Staccato NX Advantages

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Maxtone SX screening provides a hybrid solution to give smoother fades to zero from typically 6 to 0% of the tone, built specifically to work with the SQUAREspot on the Flexcel NX imager platforms.

You can use Maxtone SX screening sizes based on number of pixels in the minimum dot size, e.g. Maxtone SX 2x2 (4 pixels) or Maxtone SX 3x3 (9 pixels), with typically the size relates to the print requirements, anilox volume and press capabilities.
Printing Maxtone SX 2x2 is commonly used at 150+ lpi, with some at 133 lpi and equivalents, typically requires anilox volumes of 2.4 BCM (3.7 cc/m2) or less, etc.

Because the dots are increasingly further apart as you fade to zero so that dot holding requires longer main exposure, or the application of the support light valves achieved with Hyperflex 2.0. I recommend Hyperflex 2.0 with Maxtone SX 2x2, and normal main exposure times.

For further information please feel free to contact me at john.anderson@miraclon.com
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