HD Flexo: a new standard for flexographic printing plates
HD Flexo is the next step in high quality flexo printing.
HD Flexo is a new process for making digital flexographic (flexo) plates. The improved plates are higher quality and print more consistently than standard digital flexo plates. HD Flexo may be implemented without scrapping existing equipment and working methods.
Finally a valid alternative for offset and gravure
The quality of offset and gravure printing has always been somewhat of a Holy Grail for flexo. But, with HD Flexo, the gap is closed. Bringing consistency, vibrant colors and increased print quality, HD Flexo raises the industry standard in flexo printing.
Flexo printing can now compete with offset for quality labels and with gravure printing for flexible packaging. In addition, digital plate exposure ensures greater consistency in plate production and in printing.
Exceptional flexo printing plates
Exceptional flexo results start with exceptional flexo printing plates. With Esko’s HD Flexo, not only are you able to deliver a new level of flexo quality. You can also reduce the makeready time on the press. and what's more, HD Flexo printing plates deliver greater run lengths. And because they need fewer washing cycles, the press is optimally used.
There is a sustainable benefit as well. Printing flexible packaging on a flexo press instead of gravure reduces energy use and CO2 emissions by as much as 50%. Converters and brand owners can improve sustainability by taking advantage of the higher quality offered by HD Flexo.