Print Systems has launched Quicker AF18, a plate feeder synchronized with all Quicker C plate cleaners to automate the feeding and washing of flexo plates

The new machine allows loading up to 18 plates, each in a separate drawer. When connected to a cleaner, the two devices are synchronized automatically. The feeder automatically detects which drawer contains plates, lowers it to the required level of the feeding table, and transports the plate...

Soma has named DTM Flexo Services as its agent in Canada

Based in Stoney Creek, near Toronto, DTM Flexo Services is a Canadian flexographic printing and converting industries sales and service representative serving the entire country. DTM’s team has over 70 years of combined hands-on technical flexo experience and an understanding of the process,...

Marvaco Group has invested in nyloflex Xpress Thermal system

‘This technology installation is the first of its kind in Scandinavia. Our unit in Helsingborg is now the first completely solvent-free pre-press house in the Nordic countries,’ said Jan Viberg, GM of Marvaco Sweden. ‘Customer demand is constantly rising, and this allows us to continue to...

MacDermid Graphics Solutions has joined the digital watermarks initiative HolyGrail 2.0

HolyGrail 2.0 is a pilot project to prove the viability of digital watermarking technologies for accurate sorting and consequently higher-quality recycling, as well as the business case at a large scale. 

MacDermid is one of more than 100 companies and organizations from the complete...

Dantex Group has appointed Frank Spindler as a new application engineer joining its service team in Germany

Spindler will be advising and supporting Dantex’s customers in all matters related to the production of water-washable photopolymer plates. 

He has worked for various companies as application engineer and sales manager for printing plate systems since completing his printing technology...

Luke Vassiliades, vice president of administration and finance at McCracken Label demonstrates the company’s new Fujifilm Flenex FW water-washable plate system

‘Although we had been using water-washable plates since 1997, it was now time to make the switch to a new product,’ commented Luke Vassiliades, vice president of administration and finance at McCracken Label. ‘We turned to APR because we had a good history with the company as they had...

French Freppel Imprimeur has switched its flexo plates to Asahi CleanPrint AWP, water-wash plates

‘We learned about Asahi AWP CleanPrint water-washable plates and decided to test them against plates from our existing supplier. The test results were more satisfactory across the entire production process than the current production we have with our previous supplier, so we decided to go ahead...

Asahi Photoproducts demonstrates remote Smart Glass installation

This approach was driven by pandemic-imposed travel restrictions, forcing a decision to either delay the project or utilize alternative technologies to start up the system. Comexi already had experience with Smart Glass technology as part of its service offering helped smooth the process between...

Lehner Sensor Systeme has launched FlexoMatrix, an automatic assembly and workflow technology designed for the label market

‘Today’s narrow web sector needs to be flexible enough to cater for a variety of substrates that test the creativity of those responsible for production,’ commented Lars Lehner, CEO of Lehner Sensor Systeme. ‘This often requires special solutions and changes to familiar work patterns and...

Esko CDI Spark 4260 digital flexo imager

The flexographic plate making trade shop, that supplies to label and carton printers and wide web flexo customers, installed the Esko CDI Spark 4260 digital flexo imager. Despite restrictions due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the company was able to replace a smaller machine with the...

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