CDI Crystal XPS: Removing complexity through automation - Esko

CDI Crystal XPS

Removing complexity
by integrating the imager & exposure unit.

CDI Crystal XPS: Removing complexity by integrating the imager and exposure unit

Reduce manual steps

The combination of the CDI Crystal flexo imager with the XPS Crystal exposing unit offers a perfect, consolidated flexo platemaking workflow. The CDI Crystal XPS excels in efficiency and offers distinct benefits:

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

Find the flexo imager for you

Use this handy wizard to find the flexo imager that perfectly matches your company's needs.


Rethinking the flexo plate making process

The CDI Crystal 5080 XPS,CDI Crystal 4835 XPS and CDI Crystal 4260 XPS redefine flexo plate making from scratch.

CDI Crystal 5080 XPS

CDI Crystal 5080 XPS

For flexo plates of up to 50” x 80” (1270 x 2032 mm) or smaller.

CDI Crystal 4835 XPS

CDI Crystal 4835 XPS

For flexo plates of up to 48” x 35” (1200 x 900 mm) or smaller.

CDI Crystal 4260

CDI Crystal 4260 XPS

For flexo plates of up to 42” x 60” (1067 x 1524 mm) or smaller.


AG Parera


Simultaneous main and back UV LED exposure of the XPS Crystal gives me full control over plate floor and printing dots, resulting in top quality flexo plates every time.

Marc Parera, Artes Graficas Parera, Spain

Flexo plate making redefined from scratch

The integration and automation of digital imaging and LED UV exposure improves consistency and overall ease of use. This solution not only frees up valuable operator time but also reduces maintenance and the footprint of your flexo equipment.

Further automation with the PlateHandler

The PlateHandler is a robot connecting the CDI Crystal with the XPS Crystal, reducing the number of operator touchpoints.

The PlateHandler reduces the costs of operation. Integrating the flexo plate making equipment frees up 50% of your operator time to attend other and more valuable tasks (e.g. quality control, plate storage or plate mounting).

CDI XPS Plate Handler

Boost efficiency with PlateFeeder-S!

The new PlateFeeder-S feeds the PlateHandler to deliver fully automated, distortion-free plate transportation for full-size plates, boosting your flexo plate making efficiency. The latest in smart table technology, the ergonomic, tiltable table-top uses built-in sensors to accurately load and position the plate into the CDI, while free access from all sides makes removal of the coversheet more ergonomic and eliminates static charge input.

Once docked, the PlateFeeder-S is visible on the CDI touch screen and integrated into the automated workflow. This means that while the CDI is imaging, the operator has a 15-minute window to prepare and position a new plate, freeing up huge amounts of time for the operator and reducing system idle time on every job.

With the new PlateFeeder-S:

  • Increase productivity up to 15%
  • Reduce machine idle time by 40%
  • Avoid errors and plate wastage with sensors to ensure accurate plate loading
  • Free up operator time to attend to other valuable tasks

Highest quality

A combination of the CDI Crystal, the XPS Crystal, Crystal Screening and the Print Control Wizard gives the highest quality and consistency of plates in the industry. No need for platemaking experts here.

Highest quality level flexo possible with CDI Crystal XPS and Print Control Wizard

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!

FTA Award
FlexoTech Award
InterTech Award
Efia Award
Red Dot Award

Flexo innovations you
won’t see anywhere else

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. What’s more, Esko offers a range of all-in flexible financing solutions.