The rotogravure printing process has always been characterized by a constant printing quality and high speed.
Such printing quality is quickly achieved and can be repeated from one run to another for millions of copies, regardless of the skill level of the operators.
Printing in rotogravure allows to achieve either color swathes (solid colors) or a great range of tones.
Special inks, metallic or dedicated to printed electronics are easily implemented as well thanks to the capacity to lay down a thicker ink film on the substrate. For specific applications like coating or foils, gravure units can be used in combination with offset units.
Thanks to recent improvements, the engraved cylinders are prepared more quickly and at a lower cost. Moreover, the greater engraving accuracy – electromechanical or laser process – enable printers to handle thinner fonts and precise texts.
In the packaging industry, the rotogravure presses reach their full potential, on the longest runs and now on shorter runs as well.