Sibress has launched the new FADS3D mobile measuring device for two- and three-dimensional analysis of flexographic plates
The newly developed FADS3D is patent-pending and part of Sibress’ systematic drive to improve and evolve the FC3D series. FADS3D uses a high-resolution camera to capture the surface as well as the recessed sections of dots and their base on the flexo plate. In addition to standard plate...
Athena Graphics has successfully completed the Miraclon Certification Program for Flexcel NX plates

Designed to evaluate Kodak Flexcel NX System users’ ability to meet international standards, the certification program represents a feature set that drives efficiency, repeatability, and quality in plate production. The certification process is also supported by comprehensive data measurement...

UK based tradeshop Victory Graphics and corrugated printer Caps Cases have won Miraclon-sponsored Global Flexo Innovation Awards
Produced for luxury fashion brand The Rake, the entry won UK-based Victory and Caps a Silver award for its creative use of graphic design in a successful conversion to flexo from offset. Victory used a single Kodak Flexcel NX Plate to create the black-and-white, photographic-quality image,...
(L-R) Robert Selvaggio (Kirk Group) and Yves Vanryckeghem (XSYS)
Over the five decades since its inception in 1972 when Graeme Kirk first set up his business to produce gravure cylinders, Kirk Group has grown to become one of the leading players in the packaging industry. The company claims to be the largest supplier of artwork services and image carrier...
Asahi Photoproducts has appointed Emmanuel Mougenot as international sales manager

Mougenot has a strong background in sales in the world of flexography, including ten years working with the TKM Group, a provider of doctor blades, culminating in his appointment as managing director. He subsequently joined Dantex, a distributor of flexo plates and other products, where he...

BWJ Graphics has switched its flexographic plate production to Asahi Photoproducts AWP CleanPrint water wash plates
The company was using a flexo platemaking system that relied on VOC solvent washout. However, its customers were looking for faster delivery time and cleaner plates that delivered higher quality. The company partnered with Asahi Photoproducts and its distributor Wikoff Color to seek...
Asahi Photoproducts has appointed long-time Asahi customer and senior industry expert Gene Martin to represent the company and its products in the United States
Martin has been in the flexographic industry for 40 years, the last 30 of which were with a major provider of flexographic services, where he rose from Graphics Division manager to plant manager. As plant manager, a role in which he served for nine years, Martin and his team completely...
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...

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