Western Springs, IL, April 2001—GRIPdigital—the exclusive distributor in North and South America for the Centurfax CCDot DotMeter product line—has announced the immediate availability of the Centurfax FlexoDot, the only self-contained handheld system for measuring reliable dot values for flexographic printing media. Based upon the award-winning Centurfax CCDot digital DotMeter—which has become the standard of lithographic measurement—the FlexoDot utilizes a revolutionary surface sensing technology predicated on recent optical developments in the medical industry. The first prototype of the FlexoDot was nominated for a Technical Innovations Award in a major flexographic trade publication.
The Centurfax FlexoDot is a reflective device, and thus can be operated consistently anywhere with no moving parts. It works automatically—calibrating, reading and seeing halftones on any color or thickness of a flexographic plate material, whether metal backed, capped or not. Unlike other devices which read flexographic plates, the Centurfax FlexoDot does not require powerful tabletop computers and software to interpret data. The FlexoDot viewing system—which can obtain data anywhere on any flexographic plate—produces a true, positive black image of actual plate dot shapes and patterns. Plate images and all data can be seen and read on the FlexoDot integral display screen. Software included with the FlexoDot permits calibrating plate imaging and exposure systems, capturing halftone images, and measuring those images in lines per inch, screen ruling and angle.
GRIPdigital is the exclusive distributor in North and South America for the Centurfax CCDot DotMeter® product line. Headed by color expert Greg Imhoff, the company specializes in color hardware and software solutions for the graphic arts industry. For detailed information about GRIPdigital and the Centurfax CCDot digital product line, contact the company at 708-784-0560, via Email at [email protected]
, or on the web at www.gripdigital.com.