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20.07.2016 0

Inci.Flex automates its flexo platemaking with the help of Esko

Italian company Inci.Flex has become the first repro house to automate its flexo platemaking process with Esko’s new CDI Crystal 5080 XPS. 

Esko launched the CDI Crystal 5080 XPS flexo platemaking system at drupa for flexo platemaking by simultaneously exposing both sides of a flexo plate using UV LED heads. It also combines imaging and exposing. This results in 50% fewer manual steps, 30% faster access to plates and 73% less required operator time.

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14.07.2016 0

Cliart Cliches installs Flint nyloflex Next

The Brazilian repro house Cliart Cliches has installed a nyloflex NExT Exposure F III system from Flint. The Sao Paulo based company has specialised on flexo plates, but also produces dry offset and letterpress plates. 

The nyloflex NExT Exposure F III is a mid size exposure unit for processing photopolymer plates up to a maximum size of 1200 x 920 mm (47.2" x 36.2").

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07.07.2016 0

German repro house Repro-Flex installs second Kodak Flexcel NX system

Repro‐Flex Druckvorlagen GmbH invested in their second Kodak Flexcel NX system. In addition to the already installed mid system, the repro house now opted for a wide system which is almost twice as big as the mid system. This investment allows them to produce flexo plates at a maximum format of 1067 x 1524 mm. According to Martin Schreil, sales director of Repro Flex, this investment is aimed the demand for wide web plates from the flexible packaging market.

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16.06.2016 0

More than 100 global customers now using Cyrel Easy plates

According to DuPont Advanced Printing more than 100 customers globally are using DuPont Cyrel EASY flexographic printing plates. Launched in 2015, Cyrel EASY plates simplify the prepress process with flat top digital dots that are built directly into the plates, resulting in increased productivity and consistency.

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09.06.2016 0

Polish company buys 500th Kodak Flexcel NX

Plock based repro house Multidruk opted for another Kodak Flexcel NX system at drupa. According to Kodak, this marks a milestone with already 500 sold systems.  

Marcin Jastrzebski, Owner: "Four years ago we invested in a Kodak Flexcel NX system. It is safe to say that this was the best investment we have ever made as a company. Due to the high quality provided by the system we were able to export to new markets and expand our customer base."

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09.06.2016 0

DuPont's advanced printing vision

At a press conference during drupa, DuPont shared its business strategy and vision. Major focus areas include answering the need for faster cycling times and printing speeds, defeating counterfeiters and offering sustainable solutions that don’t compromise on quality. The company's latest innovations include the DuPont Cyrel Easy flexo plate and the Fast 2000 TD processor.

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02.06.2016 0

Indian giant starts fully automated gravure cylinder production

India, as all of Asia, is a gravure printing dominated market. Yet the growth of digital and especially flexo printing in this region also affects the gravure printing industry. Therefore it is necessary to invest in new state-of-the-art technology in order to remain in a leading position.

 

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02.06.2016 0

Ensuring color consistency and accuracy

Specification of color for packaging begins long before the job arrives at a packaging printer. And sometimes this means that it is difficult – or even impossible – to actually print the specified colors using the target substrates and printing processes.

 

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27.05.2016 0

Create fingerprints and ICC profiles with only a few measurements

To control your print condition, ICC profiles are essential for proof, soft proof and separation. Generally, every print variation in packaging production requires taking a fingerprint and generating an ICC profile based on it.  To shorten this lengthy, labor-intensive process, ColorLogic offers a reprofiling technology in it’s profiling solution CoPrA 4. This technology allows creation of a printer profile based on a few color measurements. In most cases, using a few color patches from the special color control strips together with a reference profile is sufficient enough.

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19.05.2016 0

New mid size flexo plate processor

DuPont Advanced Printing is launching the Cyrel FAST 2000TD system for mid-size format for flexible packaging and tag and label applications. The new technology will be featured at the upcoming drupa.

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