Rheonics InkSight – Color Excellence Through Tight Viscosity Control, a 2021 FTA Technical Innovation Award Winner

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September 16
11 a.m. ET
Dr. Joe Goodbread

Rheonics InkSight – Color Excellence Through Tight Viscosity Control, a 2021 FTA Technical Innovation Award Winner

Flexographic printing is capable of producing very high-quality images on a variety of substrates. Despite highly automated, precise measurement and control systems on today’s flexographic presses, color accuracy is still limited by variations in ink viscosity. To understand the importance of viscosity measurement and control in flexographic printing, we look at the effects of viscosity deviations on the Delta E 2000 values of an actual printrun.

Join Joe as he shows how the accuracy and stability of viscosity control using the Rheonics InkSight can substantially reduce the initial value of Delta E 2000 as well as its consistency throughout a run. He will demonstrate how the print consistency achievable with the award-winning InkSight system exceeds the traditional color accuracy specification to reduce setup time and cost, while improving customer satisfaction and loyalty.

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About Our Presenter

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Dr. Joe Goodbread, Rheonics

Joe Goodbread is the founding member of the team that developed Rheonics’ core technologies over the past 30 years. He established and directed the Experimental Mechanics Laboratory at the Institute for Mechanics, ETH Zurich. He has developed substantial IP in the field of fluid properties sensors with 11 granted patents and more than 20 pending. He has a B.SE. in aerospace and mechanical engineering science from Princeton University, a M.S. in biomechanics from Stanford University, and a Dr. Techn. Sc. from the ETH Zurich in biomechanics. Early in his career, Joe worked with SRI (Stanford Research Institute, then) and thereafter headed the IMES labs at ETH Zurich. Joe is also a trained psychotherapist and a founder of the Institute of Process Work. He is an author of 4 books on the subject.

Joe’s extensive research and engineering skills form the technical core of the Rheonics’ products and services. His passion for innovation and tackling impossible challenges has created industry-leading products.