Precise print image, even if the substrate is stretched.

Automatic Paper Stretch Compensation.

Substrates, and particularly paper, can stretch during the printing process, resulting in register inaccuracies in the print image.

With its Automatic Paper Stretch Compensation software, Heidelberg offers a first-rate solution for compensating this stretching on the basis of a “predicted degree of stretching”. This tool automatically calculates the degree of stretching ahead of time and outputs compensated imaging data. The set of plates generated using this approach prints a correct print image right from the first pass. This saves plates, makeready time, and paper waste.

Automatic compensation is particularly suitable for jobs printed under constant conditions (press, substrate, ink, printing order and direction of paper travel).

The greatest increase in quality is achieved with challenging print images with fine details or inverse fonts, or with several repeats or high area coverages.

  • Automatic paper stretch compensation
  • On-the-fly compensation of plate imaging data for each job
  • Increases register accuracy when printing, thereby reducing plate consumption, setup time, and paper waste
  • Software integrated into the prepress workflow between output of the plate imaging data (RIP) and the platesetter

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