The XPS Crystal flexo plate exposure unit has been honored with the respected
Printing Industries of America (PIA) InterTech™ Technology Award.
Printing Industries of America says
The judges praised Esko’s innovation that both streamlines flexographic platemaking – by automatically moving plates from the imager to the exposure unit – and improves plate consistency with UV LEDs, where the back and main exposures occur nearly concurrently.
Jim Workman, Vice President of Printing Industries of America’s Center for Technology and Research
The XPS Crystal is a digitally controlled LED UV exposure unit. The consistent light source, together with main and back exposure, delivers unmatched relief and image consistency as well as perfectly formed flat-top dots. As a result, these plates deliver the highest level of consistency and quality on press.
The process requires almost no operator invention, eliminating the chance for errors. It supports all photopolymer flexo plates.
Since 1978, the InterTech™ Technology Awards have honored the development of technologies predicted to have a major impact on the graphic communications and related industries. More than 80% of technologies that receive an award, experience commercial success in the marketplace.