Distortion Compensation Calculator
Distortion compensation value refers to the differential stretch ratio that occurs between the top and bottom of a flexography plate. The distortion occurs when the flexible plate is wrapped around a curved press cylinder. To compensate the distortion on press cylinders, you must apply a reduced amount on the cylinder circumferences axis than the original layout.
Calculation Mode : ▸ The method to calculating compensation factor.
Circular Pitch (CP) : It’s the distance from a point on a gear tooth along the pitch circle of the gear to the corresponding point on the next gear tooth.
Diametral Pitch (DP) : It’s a ratio equal to the number of gear teeth per inch of printing diameter.
Cylinder Diameter : Diameter of the printing cylinder.
Repeat Length : Effective length of the final image repeat.
Gear Teeth Pitch : Teeth pitch of the plate cylinder gear.
Number of Gear Teeth : Number of teeth in the gear.
Total Plate Thickness : Thickness of the plate.
Mounting Tape Thickness : Thickness of the mounting tape.
Effective Repeat Length : Effective length of the final image repeat.
Distortion Compensation Factor : Resulted compensation factor to apply on the window.
Custom : Use this option to apply a pre-defined compensation value.