AVCE Direct Engraving Material Delivers Amazing Results

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The benefits of direct laser engraving with new AVCE are extraordinary, including excellent ink transfer, better resolution, improved dimensional stability and durability, and faster processing.

Stork Prints DLE 6510 with new AVCE direct engraving material

Stork Prints DLE 6510 direct laser engraver

AVCE lets you control the engraving parameters that affect dot shape and support, producing precise results which can be changed to match your printing requirements.

AVCE, a new high-performance direct engraving material specifically designed for laser engraving systems manufactured by Stork Prints and other leading companies, is now available from Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.
     AVCE direct engraving material is imaged by direct laser ablation in a one-step process that delivers extraordinary results, including excellent ink transfer, dimensional stability and durability, approximately 30% faster processing, and plate resolution up to 200 lpi for flexography and 250 lpi for letterpress.
     AVCE lets you control the engraving parameters that affect dot shape and support, producing precise results that can be formulated to match printing requirements. The ability to directly engrave AVCE impacts the three dimensions of an image reproduced onto the printing plate. Plate relief becomes shallower and more stable since AVCE can be engraved precisely in the third dimension with up to 12-bit digital resolution. Total relief depth and dot support parameters within the plate are not fixed, as physically given with UV exposure. These parameters are operator controlled and adjustable to the density in the design. At the same time, AVCE provides optimum reverse depth in the image without the need to adjust overall plate relief.
     Processing plates and sleeves digitally eliminate the need for film processing, exposing, traditional solvent wash and lengthy drying times. Added benefits include better reproduction quality over longer runs, simple changeover, reduced errors, fast turnaround and environmental-friendly plate production. AVCE is a true polymer material, so pre-exposure (required with photopolymer) is not required. This impressive new material is immediately ready for engraving.
     For further information, contact your Anderson & Vreeland representative or visit http://www.AndersonVreeland.com.

About Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.
Founded in 1961, Anderson & Vreeland has earned an international reputation as a leading supplier of flexo platemaking equipment and materials to the graphic arts industry. The company offers a “systems approach” to plate processing, with state-of-the-art equipment, materials and software specifically designed for flexo. A&V supports these products with 50 years of experience and a nationwide staff of technical sales representatives thoroughly knowledgeable about the fine points of flexo. The company’s substantial flexo experience and technical support sets it apart from other prepress suppliers. This experience and support results in smoother and easier integration of technical advancements affecting flexo prepress. Further information is available on the web at http://www.AndersonVreeland.com.


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