The industry needs ways to produce shorter print runs more effectively, while less lead time.
Flexographic plates need to be available immediately and the press planning needs to be flexible to accommodate for a changing schedule.
On top of that only the highest flexographic plate quality and consistency is good enough. That’s why the new flexo plate making workflows are highly automated so they become easier to adopt.
There's a suite of fully integrated tools available to optimize every step in your flexo workflow, from first customer contact to delivery of goods - not just the imaging part.
From project management, over prepress, to effective color management, Esko's flexo solutions help you shorten your lead times and maximize press uptime. Work faster, and smarter and reduce human handoffs.
The flexo plate making process consists out of many complex and manual steps. This not only takes time, it also offers ample opportunity for human errors.
With the CDI Crystal XPS, making flexo plates finally becomes a coordinated, linear process.
Esko’s CDI Crystal Imagers and exposure units offer superb and consistent results that were only achievable in offset or gravure before.
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.
Esko's integrated approach to flexo plate making makes it so easy to use that anyone can now produce premium quality plates. The reduction in operator involvement in both software and hardware makes even the smallest staff capable of handling huge workloads.
84% of surveyed flexible packaging converters rate the ability of flexo to produce short-run jobs as better to significantly better compared to competing printing technologies.
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 invented digital flexo imaging and is the undisputed global market leader. 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.