Flexo average run lengths are getting shorter. So the industry needs ways to produce those shorter runs faster and more effectively.
Substantially simplifying the flexo plate making operation, which is now complex and highly manual, seemed to be a key part of the solution.
Esko therefor reinvented flexo plate making from scratch. ‘Keep it simple’ was the starting point.
When combined as an integrated flexo plate making solution, the benefits of the CDI Crystal 5080 XPS are instantly measurable:
Working with a CDI flexo imager or XPS exposure device offers the freedom to use any brand of flexo plates. Simply choose what plates you want to work with for the application you print on.
Thanks to this technology, we now are able to supply our clients with standard screens (137lpi/152lpi), up to the absolute premium range with 250 lpi. We can deliver the best possible plate quality with the highest level of consistency and repeatability that we have not experienced to date.