CDI or High Definition, single or double pass, spot colours instead of CMYK.
Learn how to optimise your design for the can print process.
Conventional printing plate
Screen 2% to 10%
Dot growth approx. 25 - 30%
A conventional printing plate is made by exposing a negative film onto the polymer of a steel backed plate using UV light. After the exposure, the plate is washed to remove the excess polymer.
Customer supplied artwork showing a clean and smooth
purple to blue transition
ready for can production
Printed result on a can, where dots have gained
leaving a hard edge where the vignette is stopped