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Move flexo plate production closer to the press

Download this free white paper and find out how these three strategies can help building a competitive print business:

  • Upstream automation
  • Bring flexo platemaking closer to the press
  • Implement extended gamut printing
Move flexo plate production closer to the press

Flexo simplified

With Esko’s new Crystal technology digital plate imaging and UV exposure (simultaneously main and back!) are combined in one automated process.

This means that there’s less need for the operator to interfere. This also means that it has become easier for converters to start making their own plates closer to the press.

Move flexo plate production closer to the press


The CDI Crystal and XPS Crystal are very easy to operate. We can train new operators very fast, and that enables us to make plates at night or early in the morning, depending on our needs, and not only when our platemaking expert is in.

Lene Hoegh Madsen, Prepress Manager, Schur® Star Systems GmbH, Germany

Removing complexity through automation

With the CDI Crystal 5080 XPS, flexo platemaking has finally consolidated into a far more efficient workflow.

The CDI Crystal 5080 XPS offers distinct benefits:

  • Reduce manual steps by 50%
  • Reduce errors by 50% – less plate waste
  • Reduce operator time with 73%

Winner of FTA and Red Dot awards

The XPS Crystal exposing unit won the prestigious FTA award. The CDI Crystal 5080 XPS was the winner of the prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017!

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Move flexo plate production closer to the press
Move flexo plate production closer to the press

Absolute control over the plate making room

Time spent on manual repetitive tasks during plate processing should be avoided. The new automated flexo platemaking module for Automation Engine allows running a fully automated workflow. Prepare .LEN files automatically for plate making.

The Device Manager moves operational control upstream to the prepress department. Flexo platemaking and digital finishing operations are better integrated with the prepress workflow. Operators use Device Manager to monitor job statuses, and to manage and prioritize the queues of all connected devices.

Reduce operator time by 73%
Move flexo plate production closer to the press

3 strategies for building a competitive print business

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The Esko product portfolio supports and manages the packaging and print processes for brand owners, retailers, designers, premedia and trade shops, packaging manufacturers, and converters. For 9 out of 10 retail packages, Esko solutions are used in packaging management, asset management, artwork creation, structural design, prepress, 3D visualization, flexo plate making, workflow automation, quality assurance, sample-making, palletization, supply chain collaboration and/or the production of signage and displays.

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