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20.07.2016 0

Inci.Flex automates its flexo platemaking with the help of Esko

Italian company Inci.Flex has become the first repro house to automate its flexo platemaking process with Esko’s new CDI Crystal 5080 XPS. 

Esko launched the CDI Crystal 5080 XPS flexo platemaking system at drupa for flexo platemaking by simultaneously exposing both sides of a flexo plate using UV LED heads. It also combines imaging and exposing. This results in 50% fewer manual steps, 30% faster access to plates and 73% less required operator time.

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14.07.2016 0

Permapack implements Esko software

Switzerland based Permapack has implemented Esko's WebCenter and the Automation Engine.The manufacturer considers this an important step toward complete process reliability and automation of processes in packaging production. JDF-based integration with the job entry system Theurer C3 now combines all work processes from the customer to sales through to production in a comprehensive process management solution. Each new project entering the plant is being processed via the modular Automation Engine workflow server and the online approval and communications tool WebCenter since May 2016.

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27.05.2016 0

Sealed Air invests in Esko Equinox

Sealed Air (SEE) is the latest forward-thinking operation to invest in Esko Equinox to streamline its print production process to enhance its business offering.

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28.04.2016 0

African printer enjoys success with HD Flexo

Since using HD Flexo since 2013, Uniprint’s Technical Repro ManagerAsheen Sharatkumar noticed tremendous improvements, e.g. high quality image details and contrasts, highlights to zero and smooth vignettes. They are also able to achieve a broader and vibrant colour gamut and produce sharper images with minimal dot sizes, he said.

Uniprint is a producer of shrink-sleeves, self-adhesive and wrap-around labels. The high quality of their Richelieu sleeves attain prestigious recognition from Flint Group at its 11th annual Narrow Web Print Awards event during Labelexpo.

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07.04.2016 0

UV main and back exposure in a single operation

At drupa, Esko will introduce the XPS Crystal 5080, a new flexo plate UV LED exposure device which device combines UV main and back exposure in a single operation. With the CDI Crystal 5080 a new digital flexo plate imager will also be introduced. Both devices can be connected as one single device, the CDI Crystal 5080 XPS, thus combining plate imaging and exposing into a single operation. According to Esko, this solution cuts the number of manual handling steps by 50% and reduces the time needed to produce a press-ready plate by almost 70%.

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