PACKAGING REPROGRAPHICS

WHAT IS PACKAGING REPROGRAPHICS?

Packaging Repro

Packaging reprographics or packaging repro for short, is a highly technical process that enriches the artwork file, by taking the layers and colour palettes established in the artwork stage and fully separating them into print-sequenced colour separations.

This process mirrors the print vendor’s printing process, the specific printing press and the way it performs with the specified packaging material and inks.

HOW DOES THE PACKAGING REPRO PROCESS WORK?

Packaging Repro

We get the ball rolling with a pre-production meeting with the print vendors, to gather and discuss the technical implications.

In addition to colour separation, packaging repro is often the stage where technical accommodations are made for the following:

print process-specific tolerances such as grips, traps, chokes, pullbacks, minimum dots, maximum dot, dot gain, screen ruling, dot shape, densities, minimum font size, minimum line widths, delta E tolerance, total area ink coverage, under colour removal, grey colour removal, channel removal, channel switching, channel extending, colour conversion, fixed colour palette, colour reduction, cut and crease tolerance management, bar width reduction, bar code magnification, surface and reverse print, white creation, varnish creation, pattern varnish, post-print effects, foil blocking, step and repeating.

What are the benefits to brand owners?

Our streamlined, automated production process accommodates artwork and pre-press as a singular phase with one approval loop, effectively fast-tracking the print management process, eliminating misunderstandings and errors, and keeping costs and timescales to a minimum.