What is the Platemaking DGC in a FlexRip ticket and how does it compare to the "Single" and "Automatic" curve?
The Platemaking DGC is meant to calibrate or linearize your plate. But in case of Flexo you should also use the Platemaking DGC to apply a bump curve.
The "Single" and "Automatic" are curves to compensate your dot gain on the press. The “Single” curve option applies the same DGC to the complete job. The “Automatic” curve option applies to a collection of DGCs (an ICPro) that allows different curves depending on screening parameters, inks and CT/LW. These options work in combination with the Platemaking DGC.
The Platemaking DGC is a strategy (ICPro) made in the Curve Pilot which you add in the FlexRip Configurator to your Media.
First, create a DGC in the Curve Pilot with the compensated values for your plate or bump.
After creating a strategy, select the previous DGC.
To add the strategy as Platemaking DGC, do the following:
Open FlexRipConfig (after closing the Dispatcher).
Highlight the Dispatcher and choose Modify.
Highlight the Configuration you are using and choose Modify.
Highlight the Media and choose Modify.
Under Intellicurve Platemaking DGC, choose the curve (ICPro) in the drop down list.
If necessary, do this for each configuration and/ or media where you need a Platemaking DGC.
Restart the Automation Engine Pilot. The Platemaking DGC that you just defined will now appear in the FlexRip ticket.
For more information refer the IntelliCurve user manual by clicking the links given below: