Flexo average run-lengths are getting shorter, and the industry needs ways to produce smaller jobs lengths effectively, with less lead time.
This implies improved on-time delivery of the required flexo plates. As flexo has to be at par with gravure, digital and offset printing, the highest quality and consistency requirements need to be fulfilled.
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. This allows the converters to boost on-time delivery.
Converters trust Esko to deliver a complete flexo solution, from automated prepress to automated flexo plate production.
Automation Engine, Esko automated prepress workflow, takes care of the file preparation, color management and the integration with business systems (like your MIS).
The CDI Crystal XPS an integrated imaging and exposure unit, turns platemaking in a coordinated, linear process. Flexo plate making is so easy that it can be managed completely by the prepress department. There’s no need for flexo specialists anymore.
Esko's solution for in-house flexo plate making is scalable. It helps companies to produce plates with the highest quality and consistency.
That way you can drive your own superior print quality.
The CDI (Cyrel Digital Imager) offers superb results that before were only achievable in offset or gravure. There is a CDI for every need: from narrow web label printing, to flexible packaging and wide format corrugated printing; from one color printed corrugated boxes to highly sophisticated multi-color packaging and even security printing. See the full range of CDI Spark and CDI Crystal imagers here.
Esko is the undisputed global market leader in digital flexo imaging. Esko's flexo solutions continue to innovate by pushing flexographic print quality to new standards. Flexo plate production has never been this straight forward.
What's more, Esko is the only independent expert that covers the entire scope of flexo platemaking. Esko flexo plate making solutions are open to all brands of digital plates and sleeves used in the industry.
A globally deployed service staff of more than 500 help improve customer processes and guarantee maximal uptime.