JFM seals the deal on Esko XPS Crystal 5080

Press release distributed by JFM Plates


Mark McKee, MD at JFM, James Mason, Esko Sales Manager & Shaun Stevens, JFM

JFM, a specialist reprographics and printing plate supplier, has recently agreed a deal with Esko, a global provider of labels and packaging prepress software and hardware solutions, to supply its latest XPS Crystal digital UV exposure device to the Manchester based company.

Sealing the deal outside the famous Manchester United stadium to mark the occasion, Mark McKee, Managing Director of JFM said: “We’re delighted to be working with ESKO on this exciting investment. JFM has a proud history of supporting the UK label sector and we know that this technology is truly a game changer in delivering an impressive reduction of complexity in the flexo plate room. As a result we will deliver a new level of outstanding plate performance to support our quality and service commitments to our label customers and begin to expand our business in to mid web flexible packaging.”

The company has acquired a new XPS Crystal digital UV exposure device. With patented back and front UV LED exposure, JFM will now produce highly consistent digital flexo plates with unique reproducibility and quality.

James Mason, ESKO Sales Manager, commented: “JFM have a unique position in the narrow web sector and this investment offers them distinct benefits in consistent high quality platemaking, coupled with the opportunity for higher level plate room automation in the future. It’s been great working with the team at JFM to get to this point and we look forward to a long lasting relationship driving the JFM business forward.”

JFM provides a complete reprographics service and the production of flexographic and letterpress plates. Embracing the very latest in digital imaging, JFM sister company, Evolve, offers creative design capabilities through artwork mock-ups and digital proofing.


About JFM Plates

JFM specialise in supplying the print and packaging industry with reprographic services and finished printing plates, as well as wide format digital printing.

Founded in 1979, JFM has nearly 40 years’ experience in the printing industry. The family owned company offers customers a wealth of knowledge and experience in many aspects of print.

Embracing the very latest in digital imaging and automated workflow, JFM remain at the forefront of flexographic reproduction, investing heavily in cutting edge technology. www.jfmplates.co.uk

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