Matching Flexo to Offset Using a Worldwide Standard (CRPC6)

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Matching Flexo to Offset Using a Worldwide Standard (CRPC6)

Presented by Mark Samworth of Esko

For the first time ever, the 2019 FLEXO Magazine Cover Project aimed to match the flexographically printed cover of the October 2019 issue to the offset-printed cover using the exact same color separations. By aiming both print processes to CRPC6 (Characterized Reference Printing Condition), we intended for both to match each other as well as match the substrate-corrected CRPC6 proof.

But matching CRPC6 proved to be a challenge for both processes. From optical brighteners with CRPC-recommended M1 measurement to real-world paper and press variation, achieving G7 numbers throughout the run was a task. Join Mark for his in-depth look at the procedures used and the results achieved—both numerically and visually.

Be sure to have your October issue on hand for the webinar.

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About Our Presenter

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Mark Samworth, Esko

Mark Samworth began his career with DuPont, where he held numerous positions in the areas of flexographic plates and electronic imaging. Mark joined Esko in 1997 and is currently focused on consulting in screening, calibration, G7, color management and expanded gamut. He holds 11 patents in digital imaging, including FlexoCal, Hybrid Screening, Plate Cell Patterning, Concentric Screening, Equinox expanded gamut technology and PressSync. He has authored numerous articles in the industry’s major trade publications and presented many papers at the industry’s major trade forums. In May of 2011, Mark was inducted as the 49th member of the FTA Hall of Fame. Mark received his Bachelor of Science from RIT and his MBA from the University of Delaware. He lives in Wilmington, DE.