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Bobst Brings Gravure Printing for Flexible Packaging Into the Digital World With oneECG Extended Color Gamut Gravure Technology

BOBST has been pioneering the use of Extended Color Gamut (ECG) technology for gravure printing and digitalized workflows. The company deploys it across all analogue and digital printing in the labels, flexible packaging, folding carton and corrugated board markets through the BOBST oneECG technology.

oneECG solutions are reportedly tailored to the requirements of each type of printing technology to ensure a successful and efficient implementation of color consistency on multiple substrates.

oneECG for gravure printing presses is an open-partnership system to multiple suppliers, developed for use with solvent-based and water-based inks. oneECG ​​​​​​​reportedly partners along the value chain collaborate to achieve the highest color stability, repeatability and consistency and are certified to ensure quality of results on BOBST gravure ECG ready presses.

Benefits of using the ECG for gravure printing could include:

  • Repeatability of color consistency and print job quality;
  • More effective job preparation, reliable color profile activities offline and keeping the variables controlled on the machine;
  • Savings on inks and time as there is no need to change colors in the print units at job changeovers. ECG fixed palette colors remain always on press;
  • Enhanced agility on print cycles even for shorter print runs, with greatly reduced time to market;
  • Possibility to make a series of job variants share the same engraved print cylinders;
  • Less cylinders and Pantone color in stock;
  • Reduction of parts to be cleaned, saving operator time and material costs; and
  • Technology retrofittable on installed gravure presses.

“The time has come for the gravure printing technology to become an active part of the packaging industry’s ongoing transformation. We have achieved outstanding results following intense R&D investments and print trials and there is no doubt that ECG in gravure represents the next big leap in flexible packaging printing,” said Jonathan Giubilato, gravure product line manager at Bobst Italia.

For more information, visit https://bobst.prezly.com.

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