Digital Flexo: Solutions for Flexible Packaging - Esko

Flexo Simplified:
Reduce lead times & boost flexo quality

Work faster and reduce errors:
prepress & project management

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.

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Removing complexity through automation: CDI Crystal XPS

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.

With the CDI Crystal XPS, making flexo plates finally becomes a coordinated, linear process. The PlateHandler, a robot connecting the CDI Crystal with the XPS Crystal, reduces the number of operator touchpoints even more!

Esko’s CDI Crystal Imagers and exposure units offer superb and consistent results that were only achievable in offset or gravure before.

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A scale for superior flexo quality

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.

CDI Crystal

CDI Crystal

The easiest CTP device
  • Reduce operator time by 50%
  • Less plate waste
  • No plate damages, or press setup delays due to plate handling
CDI Crystal XPS

CDI + XPS Crystal

Automated plate making
  • Guaranteed plate consistency
  • Seven process steps reduced to two steps
  • Dramatic reduction in operator involvement
CDI Crystal XPS + Print Control Wizard
  • No need for plate making experts
  • Superior flexo quality
  • Fully automated and very accessible
Print Control Wizard

Ease of use: reduce the need for trained staff

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.

The Print Control Wizard, for example, uses all critical print parameters and variables (imaging resolution, exposure settings, plate, substrate, anilox, press type, inks, …) to standardize the generation of Crystal screens and curves for each application.

Esko customer statistic

#1 preferred printing technology for short-run production: Flexo

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.


An imager for every need:
from CDI Spark to CDI Crystal

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.

Discover which flexo plate imager fits your business needs.

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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.

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