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.
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The new quality standards for flexographic printing! HD Flexo and Full HD Flexo combine high resolution imaging with advanced screening.
Achieve significant cost savings through automated flexo plate optimization. The Digital Flexo Suite is a collection of Esko's plate making software, designed especially for the needs of the packaging industry.
Flexographic printing is used throughout the world as the process of choice for package printing. It is – for instance – used for printing on the non-porous substrates required for various types of food packaging. Typical products printed with flexography include:
Flexible packaging printing goes hand in hand with flexo printing. The list of flexible packaging that is commonly printed with flexo is endless: shopping bags, food and hygiene bags, sacks, milk cartons, beverage cartons, flexible plastics, self adhesive labels...
Print runs are getting smaller and smaller. This trend comes from the fast moving consumer goods and retail business. Companies in this business continuously need to engage the consumer with appealing, customized, seasonal or even personalized messages. For some packaging converters, this present a problem: gravure is too expensive on smaller runs.
Flexo offers the perfect solution: with HD Flexo, flexo printers can now rival the quality of gravure, but with less prepress costs.
For decades Esko has been developing software and hardware innovations in flexographic printing. The company invented digital flexo in 1995 and has been leading the development ever since. Esko’s flexographic solutions are used in about 90% of high quality flexo production. Today, Esko is synonymous with excellent quality and consistency in all flexo printing applications: package printing.
Flexographic printing is used on almost any type of substrate, including plastic, metallic films, cellophane, and paper. Digital flexo makes use of a computer-guided laser to etch the image onto the polymer plates (such as Cyrel plates). Used with HD Flexo, CDIs turn polymer plates into high quality flexo printing plates. With HD Flexo, makeready time on the press is reduced and plates deliver greater run lengths. Fewer washing cycles make sure that the press is optimally used.