Ireland's Reprographic Systems installed the first Crystal 5080 XPS exposure units in the UK.
Established in the late 1960s, Reprographic Systems, based in Dublin and with two other sites in the UK, specializes in the manufacture of printing plates for the packaging industry for any flexographic printing application. It has predominantly a broad portfolio trade shop servicing wide web flexibles, corrugated and labels. The company also offers wide format print and finishing capabilities.
Crystal XPS is a digitally controlled exposure unit providing near simultaneous exposures supporting all major photopolymer flexo manufacturers. The company has also invested in two Kongsberg digital finishing cutting tables, plus Esko WebCenter software.
Paul Vaughan, Reprographic Systems managing director, said: ‘We are taking competitive advantage and winning new business. This important investment is a natural progression. We have been waiting to complete our digital solution with Esko’s new exposure technology. From front end to dispatch, Esko’s continuing commitment to innovation is exceptional and groundbreaking.
‘The positioning of our three sites offer us the widest customer base. Thanks to these Esko solutions, we are now ideally positioned to service both economies in Ireland and the UK. In 2015, we jointly acquired Promopack Digital Studios in Heanor Derbyshire to extend and expand our reach. We know our future is secure with this investment. With the innovative Crystal technology from Esko we will increase our platemaking production levels and improve our export capabilities.’
James Mason, UK and Ireland sales manager at Esko, added: ‘Over the years we have established a strong relationship with Reprographic Systems and this latest round of investment has come through deep understanding and a detailed analysis of their needs and future aspirations.’