Flexo average run-lengths are getting shorter, and the industry needs ways to produce smaller jobs lengths effectively, with less lead time.
This implies improved on-time delivery of the required flexo plates. As flexo has to be at par with gravure, digital and offset printing, the highest quality and consistency requirements need to be fulfilled.
With Esko’s new Crystal technology digital plate imaging and UV exposure (simultaneously main and back!) are combined in one automated process.
This means that there’s less need for the operator to interfere. This also means that it has become easier for converters to start making their own plates, closer to the press. This allows the converters to boost on-time delivery.
Converters trust Esko to deliver a complete flexo solution, from automated prepress to automated flexo plate production.
Automation Engine, Esko automated prepress workflow, takes care of the file preparation, color management and the integration with business systems (like your MIS).
The CDI Crystal XPS turns platemaking in a coordinated, linear process that can be managed completely by the prepress department.