The Digital Flexo Suite offers significant cost savings through the automation of the flexo plate production. It is a collection of Esko's plate making software, designed especially for the needs of the packaging industry.
The Digital Flexo Suite adds a flow of information to plate making. Automatically, instantly and with computerized accuracy a job is sent to the imager, files are created for cutting and data files are made for mounting.
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Packaging printers, converters and trade shops can increase their business and productivity by reducing plate wastage, eliminating human error and introducing automated traceability in the flexo plate production.
Digital Flexo Suite for Corrugated also contains the PlatePatcher module: PlatePatcher analyses large bitmap files to create small plate slugs with printing information. The mounting location is sent out the Kongsberg cutting table.
Automation Engine is Esko's workflow solution. For flexible packaging & labels workflows there's the Automated Flexo Platemaking module which allows running a fully automated workflow.
The LEN files are merged, so the operator does not need to be involved anymore. The plates are used optimally, so waste is minimal. The on time delivery is guaranteed as the files will be passed to the queue on time (based on due date) and there is additional functionality with semi automated merging, adding QC strips, ...
The Digital Flexo Suite offers a number of ways to ensure faster flexo plate mounting without sacrificing accuracy. The flexo plate is cut up into smaller patches to reduce waste, but accurate mounting information is sent to the mounting device.
Manual flexo plate mounting is intensive labor and can be optimized by the Digital Flexo Suite. The flexo mounting process will go faster and will reduce the possibilities for human errors.
Not only does the Digital Flexo Suite offers direct connections to mounters (Macroflex, JMHeaford, AV Flexologics, …). Esko also developed the PreMount workflow: it is a revolutionary mounting technique that allows the user to mount flexo plate slugs on a carrier sheet prior to imaging.
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.