We have divided the services of Rudico Artwork Prepress into the groups Artwork and Production. The shape of the packaging and the positions of the logo, texts, photos and icons are stored in Artwork. The final product of Artwork is the starting point for Prepress, i.e. the Production phase.
Prepress for Packaging is the technical translation of Artwork to an industrial semi-finished product. Printing plates made in the Prepress phase are the “mould” with which thousands or millions of packages are produced. During the production of valuable packaging, a mould that is almost right can mean that it is completely wrong. The importance of perfect Prepress can best be expressed in cost savings, timely introduction of products to the market and high quality and tasteful product presentations printed on packaging. All services on this webpage fall under “Prepress”. You are the one deciding at which phase of the process you want to enter and exit. What services can Rudico offer the most values with. That’s what it’s all about.
More than 4 colours | Lithography
We translate print files with the most advanced Software into a realistic display on screen or hard-copy, regardless of the number of print colours. For any printing technique. Printing specifications and simulation of (coloured) packaging material are essential for a predictable result. Differences in Print Sequence and Density (ink layer thickness) provide different perceptions of colour. Sometimes a coarse grid also give the perception of quality and detail. In those cases, we also show the grid points in the hard-copy proof. Would you like to know more about Proofing? Download our Proofing or OpenColour whitepaper from our Knowledge Base.
Assemblage, Mounting and Printing
Flexo printing plates
There is no other technique besides the Flexo printing technique with so many different types of printing plates. Innovations in the composition of photopolymer are very actual. Just like renewed exposure techniques and alternative production processes. Rudico always strives for the highest achievable, reproducible quality in printing. Ambitious Sustainability objectives go hand in hand with it. We believe in replacing the existing production techniques of Flexo Printing Plates with Thermal and/or Water-washable alternatives in the very short term. Of course without taking away from the quality in durable usability. In our Knowledgebase, you will find several whitepapers on Flexo Printing Plates, classified based on applications and Innovations.