Commercial Printers

Shrinking the gap between digital printing and sheetfed

When your market is pleasing color, Litho-Flash is the ultimate tool. With Litho-Flash, 9 out of 10 jobs the pressman runs are within tolerance in under 100 sheets. Start the press – make your first pull, check content and adjust register – Re-start the press and DON’T stop. Let technology take control.

With Litho-Flash and most presses, the crossover of profitability from Digital to Sheetfed is under 200 sheets.

LithoFlash is the only in-press color control system for all offset presses.

Streamlining Commercial Printing Workflow

Reduced make-ready time increases job throughput. High waste savings directly lower substrate costs.
Moreover, the use of a measurement and control system additionally ensures production quality and color consistency throughout the run.

ROI

Paper Savings:
•Typical savings for a 2 shift commercial printer is $50,000 – $75,000 per year.

Increased Revenue:
•Typical increase in revenue for a 2 shift commercial printer is $150,000 – $200,000.

Commercial Printers

Our customers see a savings on paper of 30%-50% for make-readies.
30%-50% reduction in run waste and a 20% reduction in make-ready time.

Best match densities

The Litho-Flash camera is calibrated to a spectral scanner, insuring that the system matches your LAB values for CMYK and spot colors. 

Lowest Delta E possible

When we install Litho-Flash, target densities are formatted based on Gracol best match densities. As you use your Litho-Flash, you can continue to add custom spot colors and tweak existing colors to best match density by substrate. This insures that you are running to the lowest Delta-E possible. Next time you run this color it will automatically adjust and run to this target density. With LithoCIP ink key presetting, you can also update your ink key presetting to this new target easily from the touchscreen interface.

Reporting

Litho-Flash exports a report showing the color consistency and Dot Gain throughout the run.

Color consistency

Litho-Flash is reading every sheet and is constantly adjusting color back to target density. No more customer complaints about color deviation

Don’t Stop The Press

Many customers see much quicker make-ready times if they allow and trust Litho-Flash to handle the color control. The key to maximizing time, is not stopping the press. Every time you stop and restart, it takes many sheets and extra time for the color to settle.
Proper ink-key presetting and calibrated best match densities will dramatically speed up the process.

Litho-Dyn

High speed control of ink film thickness based on area coverage


Lithoflash uses built in algorithms to reach target density in the fastest way possible. Formulas have been calculated to achieve the target density by overshooting and then pulling back at the precise moment to speed up the process. This process is impossible for a pressman to achieve.

Ink Key Presetting

LithoCIP identifies optimum ink-key presetting values for all printing units.


LithoCIP works with the LithoCOLOR library to update ink presetting values in conjunction with best match density values stored in the LithoCOLOR database.

One entry updates all values, across all platforms.

Technology Takes Control

Streamlining the Printing Process with Litho-Flash Inline


Litho-Flash measures every sheet through the press, continuously makes optimum ink key adjustments and reaches target density in the fastest way possible.

Web Press Installation

LithoFlash runs on web presses

LithoFlash

Installation on an Edelman Web Press

 

Streamlining Commercial Printing Workflows

Reduced make-ready time increases job throughput. High waste savings directly lower substrate costs.
Moreover, the use of a measurement and control system additionally ensures production quality and color consistency throughout the run.

​​“We find we can push more work through at higher speeds, with less waste, and keeping color consistency throughout the press run.”

ANDREW GOETT – President

​​​​“The LithoFlash system allows us to maintain the G7 standards in our offset print operations,” “WE DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT MATCHING, WE KNOW WE WILL CONSISTENTLY HIT OUR COLOR TARGETS.”

JOHN YERGER – Pressman

​​​​​​“With the help of the Lithec inline color control system, we don’t need to pull press sheets to measure the color bar, This helps us get to color within 150 to 200 sheets. Once we get to color quickly, the system maintains it and there is not a whole lot of color variation through the run.”

CHRIS DAY – Senior Pressman at University of Nebraska

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