Published in International Printing and Graphic Arts Conference, October 4, 2004, pages 151-154. Copyright © 2004 TAPPI.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Xiaoying Rong was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
Gravure printability comparison of laser engraved and electromechanically engraved cylinders was done on five different substrates. Ink transfer was less reduced on laser print than electromechnaical when printed without electrostatic assist. Print mottle was significantly lower and yellow, magenta and black laser engraved images, while cyan print from laser engraved cylinder had higher mottle on some substrates (SCB, SCA and freesheet). Overall, the print quality than that from the electromechanically engraved one.