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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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.