Gent (Belgium), August 2nd, 2010 – EskoArtwork (www.esko.com), the global supplier and integrator of innovative solutions for the packaging value chain, strengthens its partnership with Essel Propack Limited (EPL) with an agreement for CTP implementation across a number of EPL sites in various locations.
CONSISTENCY and STANDARDIZATION across the various EPL locations around the world are the driving factors for this partnership. EPL has chosen EskoArtwork’s CDI High-Definition imaging for Flexo, Letterpress and Dry Offset with the unique In-line UV (main exposure) to boost quality and enhance productivity.
EPL plans to initially optimize their productivity on their Letterpress and Dry Offset presses for Lamitubes and co-extruded tubes and later extend the optimization to their Flexo and Screen combination press. The fully loaded EskoArtwork CDI Spark 2530, connecting the existing EskoArtwork Suite 10 workflow, will be installed at the EPL plant near Mumbai, India.
Mr. Ramasamy, President - AMESA & EAP Region of EPL, explains: "One of the key factors in EPL's success and market share has been strong partnerships. EskoArtwork's continuous innovation and easy upgrade path enabled EPL to see them as a 'seamless pre-production workflow solution provider' for over a decade. With the adoption of the EskoArtwork CDI across EPL in phases, we expect to raise the quality bar, meeting today's challenging packaging demands and consistently delivering high quality tubes."
Mr. Dinesh Chandra, MD – EskoArtwork India, says: “We ‘re very happy to support Essel Propack in the new implementation. Our relationship started in 2000 and since then EPL has continuously invested in EskoArtwork packaging pre-production solutions. Today their prepress is ready for CTP”.
EskoArtwork maintains its market and technology leadership through persistent product development and enhancements. For example, the EskoArtwork HD Flexo technology brings offset quality, 200-line screen flexo printing to converters worldwide. The off-line plate-loading table provides safe, damage-free and distortion-free plate handling throughout the entire plate making process, right from loading to unloading in the imager, UV-exposure or washer. The dedicated Digital Flexo Suite tools optimize plate productivity and repeatability. As converters continue to embrace ‘in the round’ technology, EskoArtwork CDIs provide the widest product line that can produce sleeves to serve these markets.
Mr. Jan Buchweitz, Senior Product Manager Digital Flexo at EskoArtwork, highlights: “I am proud that Essel Propack decided to go for our CTP solution. Over 15 years of close partnerships with our customers made the CDI the most versatile and reliable imager worldwide. So far more than 1600 CDIs have been delivered and continuously enhanced. EskoArtwork again defines the quality level in digital plate making in combination with an outstanding ease of use. The dedicated solutions for Lamitubes and our support will allow Essel Propack to further strengthen their market position.”