The UK’s Spera, a print reproduction and brand management specialist since 1969, has earned FlexoExpert certification from Flint Group.
Formerly Reprographic Systems, Spera operates from three locations in Dublin, Northern Ireland and mainland Britain. Together these offices employ over 60 experts and experienced staff, providing tailored advice and a bespoke service to businesses in all sectors.
Spera participated in Flint Group’s FlexoExpert program and was certified in February 2018. It is currently in the process of certifying its Lurgan Plant in Northern Ireland. During a six-month process consisting of three main steps – evaluation, implementation and training, and auditing – FlexoExpert provides the means by which plate makers can further optimize their workflow to make more reliable and consistent plates, repeatedly. With the guidance of the Flint Group team, Spera implemented the program and passed the final audit to earn FlexoExpert status.
Tony Doyle, production manager at Spera, said: ‘The FlexoExpert program has been really significant as it optimized our production processes to produce consistent high quality flexographic plates. Certification is confirmation of our company’s quality platemaking standards, with visible, tangible and measurable results. All of our team were motivated to take part and found the program invaluable. The evaluation and training by the Flint Group experts was second to none.’
Flint Group introduced the FlexoExpert program in April 2016 and offers it to customers around the globe who are interested in broadening their knowledge on the standardization of the flexo plate making process.
Read more about pre-press and plates in Labels & Labeling issue 4, 2018