Innovative screening technology
With this new and patented print screening technology, ECO3 takes its focus on ecology, economy and extra convenience to the next level.
The concept is straightforward but all the more innovative: we replace the traditional ink dot with other more efficient shapes such as spirals. This has a positive impact on print quality and results in a crystal-clear image every time without effort. SPIR@L lets you hold a 1-99% dot, guaranteeing vibrant colors and reducing image slur. What’s more, it requires no expensive upgrades for your CTP or printing press.
SPIR@L screening is suitable for heatset, newspaper and packaging printing.
Achieve picture-perfect detail
SPIR@L guarantees high-quality images in the finest detail and brightest colors.
Improve production speed
With SPIR@L, heatset or coldset presses can run faster without spraying the ink. This improves speed and productivity while significantly reducing your energy consumption and overall costs.
Save on ink
Thanks to the unique SPIR@L dot shape, less ink is required to fill in the same area. You save on ink in mid-tones and shadows.
SPIR@L not only lived up to its promise to lower our overall ink consumption, but we also experienced better image quality with improved detail reproduction and better sharpness.Lucas Hilgert da Silva, Production Supervisor - Grupo Sinos
SPIR@L screening technology impacted our daily production directly. It not only lived up to its promise to lower our overall ink consumption, we also experienced better image quality with improved detail reproduction and better sharpness.Lucas Hilgert da Silva, Production Supervisor - Grupo Sinos
Drying times have been faster, allowing us to finish and deliver the products quicker. We can also save on floor space because we can stack more sheets on a pallet.Filip Peeters, Senior Specialist Digital Prepress - Solidus
We like SPIR@L because it uses less ink to get up to color. Less ink also means less water, allowing jobs to come up to color easier and faster on press. SPIR@L is good for the press operator, but more importantly, it results in vivid, clearer images for our customers.Roy Waterhouse, General Manager - Hopkins Printing
No image slur: with SPIR@L, you get crystal-clear image rendering every time. No more costly reprints required!
All the advantages of a thinner ink layer
Thanks to the unique SPIR@L dot shape, less ink is required to fill in the exact same area. Next to saving ink, this speeds up drying and reduces see-through when printing on thin paper. As an added bonus, faster drying also reduces the occurrence of web breaks on web offset presses.
Improved production speed
With SPIR@L, presses can run faster without spraying the ink. This improves speed and productivity while significantly reducing your energy consumption and overall costs.
SPIR@L delivers a more pure color reproduction in the blue color range.
SPIR@L White Paper
The SPIR@L white paper describes in detail how SPIR@L technology works, how it compares to other screening solutions and what its benefits are.Request the white paper
How it works
The new SPIR@L technology begins the printing process by placing a modified minimum ink dot, created in a varying shape, such as a spiral.
Thanks to the solution’s smooth transition from positive to negative spirals and minimum white gap, the result is always a high-quality image in vibrant colors. You can set up SPIR@L according to your preferences: different curves and groove area thicknesses can be selected depending on the press and paper used to achieve high quality print at the lowest possible cost.
By replacing conventional dots with spiral shapes, the thickness of the ink layer is reduced. This leads to lower ink consumption and faster drying.