Austrian prepress service provider Glatz Klichee marks a technology milestone with the award winning flexo plate exposure device XPS Crystal 5080.
As part of the Glatz Group, Glatz Klichee GmbH is a prepress service provider in Bregenz, Austria.
The company specializes in flexible packaging and corrugated cardboard in Austria, South Germany and Switzerland.
The product range includes corrugated cardboard, flexible packaging, plates and coating plates for offset print.
Glatz Klichee prides itself on its high quality production of flexography up to 250lpi screen and strives to guarantee the best quality in plate making.
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Thanks to this technology, we now are able to supply our clients with standard screens (137/152-line), 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.
Manfred Schrattenthaler, Managing Director of Glatz Klischee, Austria
Glatz Klichee felt that traditional light tube exposure units have reached their limits in the plate making process. There were problems with consistency or variations in exposure intensity.
A crucial step in stable and consistent flexo plate making is UV exposure. That is the reason why Austrian prepress service provider Glatz Klischee installed Esko’s flexo plate making exposure device, the XPS Crystal 5080.
We are realizing that, in terms of quality, especially with very fine 250 lpi screens, back exposure is more important than previously assumed. Even small print points and delicate screen structures are better placed than before, and the reliefs are extremely consistent.
Holger Stier, Technical Manager at Glatz Klischee, Austria
UV main and back exposure in one unit represents a milestone in flexographic plate making for Glatz Klichee. It improves plate exposure quality and ensures extremely consistent flexographic plates.
Even small print points and delicate screen structures are better placed with back exposure than before, and the reliefs are extremely consistent.
UV LED exposure in the XPS Crystal 5080 ensures a constantly uniform output.
Not only the duration of the exposure can be controlled, but the operators can also regulate the intensity of the UV radiation according to the requirements of the job.