Honey's drupa 2016 Diary, Number 9

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Honey DePress

Düsseldorf, 10th June, 2016

Dear Diary,

Had more than enough now. This was the final day and the last ten days has done my head in.

Did manage to work up the energy to learn more about screening from Global Graphics. If we go narrow format digital, say with that new Konica Minolta KM1 I saw earlier, we need quality control tools to get the most out of the press. I know this, but I didn’t know that faster press speeds and higher quality needs better RIP performance. They’ve got something called Harlequin Multilevel Screening for multilevel halftones. It works by adding brains to the rasters so that they get processed into more precise dots, no matter how fast the digital press is going. Bit beyond me but sounds impressive.

Signed an order for a new Mimaki UJV55-320. Great deal it’ll pay for itself pronto. Gives us a bit more capacity, while I work out what we should consider for our commercial digital press short list.

Off home soon. Late flight so just enough time for another trayful of those little beers. Might run into that ex-stripper again. Still can’t pronounce his name. Actually I can’t even remember it. A conversation opener, if perchance I bump into him.

Toodle Pip!

-Honey.

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