Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Chemical and Paper Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Alexandra Pekarovikova

Second Advisor

Dr. Dan Fleming

Third Advisor

Dr. Veronika Lovell

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The advancement in technology and the necessity to satisfy the increasing quality requirements has aroused the need for use of extended color gamut in flexographic printing. The information about extended gamut inks and ink systems is not easily available therefore, it is essential to define ink sets and color sequences that will produce optimal results in the flexographic printing process. The results were produced by evaluating color gamut volumes obtained by printing with four color process inks, and additional ink sequences, as well as by evaluating other print parameters that provide evidence in support of the research work. Special focus was oriented towards ink transparency, to support the hypothesis that the ink sequence that provides the highest transparency will also produce the largest color gamut.