The machine is only part of the process.
Dry offset printing is the most economic and flexible decoration technology. Printing is done directly on the final product, so no intermediate substate is required. Due to the introduction of laser engraved plates in Dry Offset and the reverse engineering of printing machines, we are able to exploit the full potential of the laser plates.
Digital laser plates: allow a greater detail and sharpness with a halftone screen up to 130 lines per inch (LPI), than any other type of printing plates. The plate relief becomes more shallow and stable since the printing form can be engraved in 3D. The total relief depth and dot support within one plate are controlled and adjustable to the density in the design. Laser engraved plates create the possibility to print different dots sizes with minimal dotgain.
Stability: Van Dam machines are designed to absorb the negative effects of vibration. A stable machine is required to maintain the accuracy in repeatable print settings.
Color Head: is a precision mechanism and the most important part of the dry offset printing machine. Stability and the possibility to fine-tune the color heads in detail (mechatronic color heads), allow operators to achieve high quality print results.
Registration: requires perfect alignment of the printing plates in each color head. The highly accurate punching tools allow the operator to install the printing plates according to the so-called ‘first time right’ principle.
Quality is reproducible: because build-in intelligence (FLT-Fuzzy Logic Technology) analyses ideal settings and stores data in its memory. FLT automatically adjusts the roller pressure when circumstances during the printing process change. For a new run the operator easily retrieves these settings making print quality reproducible for any shift and any operator.