The Flexographic Pre-Press Platemakers Association (FPPA) honored Esko’s Full HD Flexo with the Technological Innovator of the Year award.
The award recognizes the application of innovative technology contributing to the advancement of the prepress industry. Full HD Flexo is a unique process for making digital flexographic plates that are of higher quality and print more consistently than standard digital flexo plates.
With Full HD Flexo plates, flexography, a more economical print process, can match the print quality of offset or gravure, and may be implemented without scrapping existing equipment and working methods.
Esko Full HD Flexo is a platemaking system for superior flexo printing for all packaging applications. It utilizes a patented, fully digitally controlled platemaking system combining high-resolution 4000ppi imaging with a unique inline UV main exposure unit.
An LED-array delivers UV power density strong enough to fully control the plate polymerization process during main exposure. For the first time, flexo plates are imaged, exposed and delivered directly to the plate processor, without need for main exposure on a light table.
The Flexographic Pre-Press Platemakers Association (FPPA) is comprised of businesses that are involved in or supply the flexographic industry. The FPPA's purpose is to create, promote and enhance high standards within the flexographic pre-press platemaking industry, to provide leadership through vision and direction, to strengthen education at all levels and to further the best interests of the industry. They do so by providing the communication, training, information and standards needed to remain successful and profitable.