The FlexoPrint mobile application is a special, useful, and cost-free utility. Excellent for prepress personnel in charge of processing photopolymer plates, print quality, and consistency.

Professional calculators for flexo prepress and configurators are included in the FlexoPrint mobile application to make routine work easier:

  • Ink Usage Calculator
  • Tooth Count – functioning circuit
  • Roll Measurement Calculator
  • Distortion Calculator
  • Plate Screen and Anilox Roll Screen
  • Plate Screen and Dot Diameter
  • BCM-CM3-BCM Converter

You can convert between metric and imperial units (inches) using the FlexoPrint software.

The FlexoPrint mobile application is accessible on the mobile Google Play store for Android devices and the App Store for iPhones.

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The Ink Consumption Calculator

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Ink Consumption Calculator

Given the specified parameters, including the percent of ink transfer, this calculator calculates the amount of ink you will need. It does not account for metering efficiency or anilox situation.

All that a small web store needs are the aforementioned criteria. You don’t need to be concerned about things like repeat length, gear size or pitch. Just fill in the spaces; don’t exert more effort than is necessary!

For flood coating, fill up the Label Width section with the tint roll width. Label Length: Enter “12” here. The Quantity of Labels section asks you to enter the roll length in feet. In the Percent Ink Coverage field, type “100”.

For guidance on certain fields and what should be entered, see the table below.

  • Substrate width
  • Substrate length
  • Quantity of the substrate, including any waste and any overruns
  • Minimum amount of ink required to operate a print station, including both the amount used and the minimum amount needed to ensure smooth system performance
  • Amount of anilox required for a specific colour
  • Percentage of ink transferred, accounting for both the amount of ink actually transported from the image carrier to the substrate and the amount of ink that stays on the anilox roll after transfer to the image carrier.
    (This number will be determined by experience and modified as necessary.)

Based on the label area that the ink colour covers, or more specifically, the colour image area/label area, ink coverage percentage
These figures when added together will result in the quantity of ink used overall, in gallons, for a job, as well as the amount of ink, again in gallons, you need to blend.

Roll Length Calculator

When the outer diameter of the material, thickness of the material, and diameter of the hole in the centre or tube on which the material is wound are given, the rolled length of the material is calculated.

Variations due to stretching or softness of the material are to be ignored. A rolled carpet or a rolled sheet of paper from a paper mill are examples of rolled materials.

The length units that can be used are: inch, metre, centimetre, millimetre, mil, and micron. A mil is equal to one thousandth of an inch. A micron is equal to one thousandth of a millimetre. The table’s initial units can be changed to any of the options provided.

Print length calculation is based on the number of teeth of the printing cylinder

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Distortion Calculator

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Enter thickness of the plate

Enter thickness of the carrier plate (metal, foil, aluminum, etc.) Enter print length

K factor is calculated. Shortcut value, which is the value by which print should be shortened and the percentage value of this shortcut.

Plate Screen, Anilox Roll Screen & Dot Diameter

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Plate Screen & Anilox Roll Screen

The calculator will suggest the minimum anilox roll screen which should be sufficient to print each % dot value on the plate.

The calculator does not take into account many other factors having impact on the quality of the printout.

Plate Screen & Dot Diameter

The calculator will mathematically calculate the diameter in mm of points that should be produced on negative film, CTP mask or on the plate for the given resolution and screening.

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BCM โ†น CM3 Conversion

Enter in any window the units you want to convert.

The calculator converts BCM to CM3 and vice versa.

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