Flexographic Printing using Anilox - Esko

Become the best in flexographic printing

Flexographic printing, the alternative for gravure printing

Flexo printing has become very attractive to brands all over the world. For short print runs, flexographic print offers an economically viable answer to gravure, without sacrificing print quality.

Esko introduced high definition quality to the world of flexo printing and the benefits are too good to ignore. Finally, flexographic print rivals the quality of gravure and letterpress printing.

CDI Crystal 4835 XPS

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Premium flexo printing plates, with minimal human involvement

Flexographic printing quality depends on the quality of the plates. Ordinarily, the flexo plate making process has many complex and manual steps. This not only takes time, it also offers ample opportunity for human errors.

With the CDI Crystal XPS, making flexographic plates finally becomes a coordinated, linear process. CDI Crystal XPS is a combination of the CDI Crystal Imager and the XPS Crystal exposure unit. It offers 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

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.


Print Control Wizard

Ease of use: reduce the need for trained staff

Esko's integrated approach to flexo plate making makes the process 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. Reaching premium flexographic print quality was never this easy.

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.

Flexo macro

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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