Kirk Group has acquired Kodak Flexcel NX Central Software

Kirk Group was founded in 1972, initially to provide artwork services and gravure cylinder engraving. The company moved into flexo in the 1980s and 1990s and today has four manufacturing sites in Australia and New Zealand in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Auckland, and, since 2020, a presence...

Creation will operate a Center of Excellence for the Flenex-FW product

After signing a new 4-year agreement to supply Flenex-FW solvent-free plates, repro specialist Creation is now inviting its customers, partners and peers across the flexo sector to see the plates in use at its headquarters in Daventry, UK.

The technology, the business believes, heralds...

Nick Vindel (left) at Brazilian converter Prakolar, part of Sato Group, which installed JM Heaford’s Label AutoMounter in 2018

The automatic mounting of photopolymer plates in flexographic printing is well documented in mid and wide web applications. Significantly, these automatic mounters are also being supplied in the narrow web market with many label manufacturers now adopting this technology – not just larger label...

Matt Francklow, managing director at Creation Reprographics
Representing another key step forward for Creation, the plates underline the company’s ambition to be sustainable. The business proudly supports its print customers across the FMCG, food and beverage sectors with pre-press, origination and workflow technology for packaging and label...
Zincografia Empolese has invested in an Asahi AWP 4835 P flexo plate processor and Asahi AWP-DEW CleanPrint water-washable plates

The company, founded in 1985, is a business unit of ZE Group, providing flexo plates for customers in a wide range of markets, including labels, flexible and corrugated packaging.

‘Before acquiring our Asahi plate processor using AWP-DEW CleanPrint plates, we used various products,’ said...

Miraclon has launched spot color support for PureFlexo Printing
Introduced in 2021 for process printing, PureFlexo Printing controls unwanted ink spread and allows for greater latitude on press. Delivered as a new feature set for the Kodak Flexcel NX Print Suite for flexible packaging, today’s announcement enables flexible packaging printers to expand...
Shanghai Huichang Flexo Technology has installed Asahi's AWP CleanPrint water-wash platemaking system
The AWP water-wash processor works with an eco-balanced plate that doesn’t use VOC-based washout solvents in the platemaking process and is claimed to emit less carbon dioxide than alternative systems. 
 
Shanghai Huichang Flexo Technology  is a newly established...
Kindai Bijyutsu, headquartered in Okinawa, Japan, has acquired an Asahi AWP 2530 AA - All-In-One water-wash processor for use with AWP-DEW CleanPrint water-washable flexographic plates. The company produces labels and flexible packaging for a wide range of customers in the food industry.

While Kindai had already been using water-wash plates, the company chose this product due to improved performance with the AWP-DEW CleanPrint water-washable flexographic plates, including plate accuracy with precise registration, excellent ink transfer, reduction in press stoppages due to plate...

(L-R) David Parker, UK Packaging sales manager, Fujifilm and Matt Francklow, managing director, Creation Reprographics
Creation Reprographics has been based in Daventry, Northamptonshire, since 2004. With a client base covering both local and global businesses, Creation works with big household names as well as small start-ups. In February 2022, the company agreed to a four-year deal for Fujifilm’s water-...
Miraclon has published a white paper that looks at how the company’s PureFlexo technology overcomes unwanted ink spread

Unwanted ink spread occurs when ink spreads outside the (original raised) image areas of the print surface of the flexo plate, forming solids, halftones, lines, and/or text (whether positive or negative) with worse feature definition and other common color management defects. Ironically, it has...

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