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Analysis on the application of embossing in the field of anti-counterfeiting label printing

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core tip: in recent years, domestic water-based inks have developed rapidly in the printing industry, especially in food packaging, plastic printing, flexographic printing, etc., but they are relatively lagging behind in gravure printing, especially in the field of paperboard cigarette label printing

[China Packaging News] in recent years, domestic water-based inks have developed rapidly in the printing industry, especially in food packaging, plastic printing, flexographic printing, etc., but they are relatively lagging behind in the field of gravure printing, especially cardboard cigarette label printing

1. Production efficiency and printing cost

there are many connection production situations between the printing process and post-processing process of embossing, which can realize the connection combination with offset printing, gravure printing, printing, digital inkjet printing and other printing methods, as well as processing devices such as cold pressing and die cutting, which provides the possibility for the production of labels from feeding to die cutting into finished products at one time, with high production efficiency and low printing cost. The sheet fed offset labels are generally printed first, and then processed into finished products one by one. Therefore, the production cycle is longer, and the corresponding printing cost is higher

2. Drying speed and drying effect

in the field of printing, the embossing machine generally adopts UV curing method, which gradually moves towards low-cost competition in the recession period. This method has fast drying speed and good drying effect. For example, the satellite rotary printing machine of the sun, each printing machine base is equipped with a group of UV curing devices. When printing a large area of the field, the operator can increase the ink volume, so that the printed ink layer is thick and textured. The ordinary sheet fed offset press has no UV curing function, and the printed ink cannot be dried immediately. Therefore, when printing a large area of the field, if the ink layer is thick, it is easy to cause sticky dirt, poor ink drying and other phenomena

3. Eye tone printing

when eye tone printing, offset printing performs better, and the transition from flat to absolute changes naturally; The performance of embossing is poor. When it transitions from the total experimental force level to absolute, there will be a break at the point area ratio of about 3%. However, with the rapid development of embossing direct plate making technology, embossing has achieved a point area ratio from 1% to 99%

4. Rubber printing

rubber printing is a special printing method of embossing technology, which has not been involved in offset printing machines at present. The so-called adhesive printing is to peel off the base paper of the self-adhesive material first, then print on the "glue surface" with adhesive, then compound the base paper with it, and finally continue to print on the surface of the self-adhesive material and make the finished product. This printing method has high technical requirements, and a back printing unit should be installed on the embossing. Generally, the printing of adhesive surface is to print the "adhesive surface" first and then the front, so the first few units of the embossing machine should be refitted into the back adhesive printing unit. In addition, we should also pay attention to overprint, printing pressure control, material flatness and other issues when printing on both sides

5. Anti counterfeiting effect

the printing machine with any combination of embossing and printing, gravure printing, offset printing and other printing methods can realize the complementary advantages between various printing processes on a label and can test the actual bearing capacity of the sleeper, making the label more exquisite and anti-counterfeiting. The author believes that it is quite difficult to copy labels printed by combined printing machines. If the counterfeiter wants to use a single printing method to forge the label printed by the combined printing machine, he must deal with the problem of secondary tracking, otherwise there will be overprint error and the original label cannot be reproduced

it can be seen from the above comparison that the embossed printing of anti-counterfeiting labels has certain advantages despite the sharp decline in Russian imported extruders in October. In fact, most of the anti-counterfeiting labels containing code, QR code and bar code are embossed

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