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Laser technology application in gravure printing
Author(s): Hong Helen Xiao
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Paper Abstract

Laser technology has found its new application in the gravure printing industry. The argon gas laser is used as a light source. The beam is controlled by a graphic software and used to expose a printing cylinder coated with photosensitive material. After the chemical process, the artwork is thus etched onto the cylinder and ready to reproduce pages. The laser exposure process, and the cylinder engraving processes will also be discussed. The samples of laser exposed images will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2118, Gas, Metal Vapor, and Free-Electron Lasers and Applications, (25 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176670
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Hong Helen Xiao, Multi-Color Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2118:
Gas, Metal Vapor, and Free-Electron Lasers and Applications
Vern N. Smiley; Frank K. Tittel, Editor(s)

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