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Longo achieves consistent high quality plates with the Esko XPS Crystal

Argentina based reprographic specialist, Fotograbados Longo, attributes the superior quality of its flexo plates to the Esko XPS Crystal 5080 plate exposure device.

The customer

For over eighty years, Argentina based flexo specialist, Fotograbados Longo S.A., works with the latest technology to achieve the best quality at everything it does.

Over time Longo has equipped itself with a range of Esko solutions, both in software and in hardware. This way Longo offers its customers tailored services and solutions for packaging production; from the conception of packaging over printing to post-press analysis.

In this video, Sebastian Longo, President of Fotograbados Longo, shares his enthusiasm for his latest investment in an Esko XPS Crystal 5080.

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By just looking at the numbers, much less time is spent on machine setup and job change-over on press is much shorter than ever before.

Sebastian Longo, President, Fotograbados Longo, Argentina

The challenge

Digital flexo plate making at its core

Longo has three Esko CDI imagers installed for flexo plate making. All three units are equipped with Crystal screening and high definition Pixel+ optics.

With Pixel+, Longo customers achieve optimal print results with flat top dot plates from a variety of suppliers, such as DuPont, McDermid, and Flint.

To complement the range of CDI plate imagers, Longo invested in the Esko XPS Crystal plate exposure technology.


With Crystal screening we take substrate, ink, anilox and other print parameters into consideration to create tailored plates for our delighted customers.

Sebastian Longo, President, Fotograbados Longo, Argentina

The solution

Extend capabilities

Longo is delighted with its investment in the Esko XPS Crystal 5080 exposure device. The unique XPS Crystal is a digitally controlled UV LED exposure unit, providing simultaneous main and back plate exposure.

The Print Control Wizard standardizes all critical print parameters, tailored to each press (imaging resolution, exposure settings, plate, substrate, anilox, press type, inks …). The software comes with an intuitive user interface which guides the operator through the plate preparation process.

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Esko Print Control Wizard in combination with Crystal Screening and the XPS Crystal 5080 enables full control over dot architecture, a guarantee for consistent high print quality throughout the entire production run.

Sebastian Longo, President, Fotograbados Longo, Argentina

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The benefits

A leap forward in quality

The XPS Crystal, with Crystal screening technology, generates flexo plates of superb quality. Consequently, the print quality improves and it remains consistent throughout the entire print production.

Longo also attests that machine setup time has reduced considerably. This enhances production efficiency which helps the company to meet customer demand for a fast turnaround.

image caption: Fotograbados Longo measures color quality with the eXact handheld spectrophotometer by X-Rite.

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