Measurable Slur Target Project Update
Jinkai Qian, Application Manager at Techkon, and Kenny Tucker, Assistant Director at Clemson University
For years, the flexographic industry has relied on a visual hexagon slur target to verify anilox-to-plate and plate-to-substrate impression. By adopting the slur/doubling target with the expected results this will be the first time the industry will be able to verify both impression settings via a measurement device. The impact this could have could not only increase setup times but also increase overall consistency and repeatability.
Join Jinkai and Kenny as they provide an update on the project status.
About Jinkai: Jinkai joined Techkon USA in 2015 as an application engineer providing consultation, training and technical support to clients globally. His goal is to bridge the gap between brand and print supplies for efficient communication and color fidelity. He is actively involved in the company’s research and development as well as TAGA paper and FTA’s FQC projects. Jinkai holds a master’s degree in print media from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Kenny is the assistant director at the Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics at Clemson University. He received his bachelor’s in graphic communications from Clemson in 2004. He started his career with Sealed Air Corp within a variety of roles involving prepress, color management, inkjet proofing, remote proofing, workflow automation, expanded gamut printing, press characterizations and management of graphic technologies. He also worked with Anderson & Vreeland as a technology specialist installing plate making equipment, rip software and inkjet proofing solutions. Recently, he worked for Frontier Label as production manager overseeing inventory purchasing, production of labels, projects and maintenance. He joined Clemson University in 2019 and coordinates projects, industry seminars, research and workshops. He spends his weekends fishing, camping and relaxing with family.