The presentation briefly introduces the gravure offset process and examines die attach method on FHE with fine trace printing. Since the gravure offset process has proven itself capable of consistently producing fine line printing, the next challenge is die attach. The presentation addresses how gravure offset can be used to facilitate the die attach step. Die attach techniques will be important to the industry as feature size continues to shrink and FHE use in commercial and industrial products rise.
Doug Schardt’s career spans many years in the print industry with a major focus on capital equipment and related components and supplies. Through those years at various times, he has been responsible for sales, demonstrations, testing, training and a host of other functions. He frequently speak at industry events and occasionally judge regional print contests. He holds a variety of industry titles and certifications in color management and have immersed myself in press design and function at all of Komori’s facilities in Japan. This journey has allowed him to become familiar with sheetfed offset, web offset, currency (money) and security printing, ink jet, screen and most relevant to this industry, gravure offset. Looking across the various print technologies, gravure offset has the largest potential he has ever encountered, and he is very pleased to have this opportunity. He is currently responsible for Komori’s full line of sheetfed offset equipment for North America, also overseeing the corporate showroom and national training center.