Microcell vs DSP

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budmancricket
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Microcell vs DSP

Post by budmancricket »

Hi all
Has anyone test the DSP plate? I heard a lot of good things about this plate, but i haven't tested it yet. I know for a fact that when using microcell it tend to slow down production a lot. Any info will be appreciate.Thanks
richflexo
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Re: Microcell vs DSP

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Hi, we are getting a case in after we run some final tests with the DPR and if we feel the need to (spend the extra money) go to the DSP we will but so far we are seeing very nice results with Pixel+ and DPR. The densities in the cyan benchmark run at about 1.6 with MCWSI (220 amplitude), 133lpi with 900 anilox, run at 300fpm-500fpm. If you're interested I can share more info, just PM me.

The marketing material for DSP looks great from Dupont but we were sold on DPR last year and all of a sudden they are flogging this new material; we can't keep up!

-richflexo
ljgoldberg
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Re: Microcell vs DSP

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Sorry about my late reply. :)

If you are using MCWSI or other plate cell patterning techniques such as ESKO Pixel+ or Kodak DigiCap you can now eliminate the problems that you might have had while measuring them with the Betaflex PRO. The Version 4.0 software allows you to automatically measure "dots with spots" and correctly capture the entire ink-bearing area.

Version 4.0 is available as an upgrade at no cost to customers with Betaflex PRO instruments manufactured after Jan, 2017. Version 4.0 is included with all current Betaflex PRO devices.

If your Betaflex PRO was manufactured before Jan 2017, you may continue to use your current software, the latest version being 3.1.0.3. If you do not yet have the latest version of 3.x, please contact me to obtain the free upgrade. Please note the Version 3.x is now frozen; there will be no further upgrades or feature enhancements offered. It is now bug-free, but does not measure the surface screening technique mentioned here.

If you wish to upgrade to Version 4 with an older Betaflex PRO you must purchase a permanent software license. The cost is USD $1000, available from us or your local dealer. You'll need to provide the serial number of your Betaflex PRO in order to obtain the software license. Do NOT install Version 4 if you have not yet obtained the license. When you launch the application it will ask you for the License, if none is provided the application will close. If you want to run the older software, you'll need to re-install it.

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richflexo
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Re: Microcell vs DSP

Post by richflexo »

How time flies...

Since that post in 2013, Dupont went from DPR (the best plate out), to Pixel + (the best screening out), to DSP plates (the next best plate)... to EASY plates which is now the latest and greatest.

Hard to keep up, considering now EASY has been out for 2 years now.... Waiting on THE NEXT PLATE.
KF
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Re: Microcell vs DSP

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Hey RichFlexo,
What BCM are you running on the 900?
Regards,
KF
richflexo
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Re: Microcell vs DSP

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Hi KF,

At that time the 900's for that particular customer were probably between 2.0-2.5. I work for a trade shop who supplies plates to printers so I can't remember what was being run at the time. I do know that most of our wide web guys use 1000-1500 with BCM's around 1.5-2.0 with our ESP or DSP plates today. Still getting very good densities but some still run the their old target densities of 1.3, 1.3, 1.0, 1.5 but DuPont tells us they should target 1.4, 1.4, 1.0, 1.7.
KF
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Re: Microcell vs DSP

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Thanks RichFlexo.
KF
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