As a leader in innovation and technology in our industry, we are constantly working on the development of sustainable products and services, helping you achieve your sustainability goals.. Which is why we are setting sustainability standards not only with our film solutions, but also in package printing: With our innovative SPQ technology (Sustainable Print Quality) in flexographic and gravure printing, among other things, the carbon footprint of package printing can be significantly optimized. SPQ is based on a color palette that enables all print designs to be mapped in a process-stable manner and with a high degree of automation.
A lower number of color changeovers result in a reduction in ink consumption and waste. Moreover, standardized color management leads to a considerable increase in the level of quality.
With the use of SPQ in gravure printing, metallic colors can also be imaged. Thanks to the PUR-based ink system used, the printed films are suitable for pasteurization and sterilization. This means that they can also be used in temperature-sensitive applications such as the packaging of pet food, medical and pharmaceutical products, and cosmetics and drugstore products.
The use of reusable and durable gravure cylinders for high print run stability in lightweight construction also contributes to saving resources as well as high material efficiency.
SPQ is regarded as a genuine packaging revolution in flexographic printing and is based on a water-based printing plate system. Water-based cliché production and the use of a defined color palette result in reduced ink and solvent consumption with optimum print quality.
The high register accuracy of SPQ technology forms the basis for premium quality printing with a high level of color consistency. Standardized color management significantly enhances the standard of quality and ensures the stable color conversion of the print data.
As a result, the printing adjustments and on-site print approval that had once been necessary become obsolete.
By using a standardized and consistent color management along the process chain SPQ technology is more flexible than standard printing processes regarding changing the print images.
This enables SPQ to fulfill the increasing diversity of brands and variants, which results in ever smaller batch sizes. The high level of color consistency makes printing adjustments and on-site print approvals obsolete.
SÜDPACK’s SPQ technology is based on a standardized color space.
This leads to the elimination of spot colors, fewer color changeovers, a reduction in solvent consumption and less film waste.
These factors play a major role in substantially reducing the carbon footprint of our printed films.