Acme Graphics has purchased Kodak Flexcel NX System

‘The system gives us the biggest range of plate choices in the South African marketplace. We can process conventional digital plates, flat-top dot plates with or without surface engineering, and Kodak Flexcel NX plates with ink-saving DigiCap technology,’ said Hauke Liefferink, managing director...

Danish independent trade shop reprocentret has invested in its fourth fully integrated Esko CDI Crystal 5080 XPS flexo plate making technology

The specialist in plate making for flexible packaging, labels and brand owners has installed an Esko CDI Crystal 5080 XPS, the fourth such machine at its facility in Vejle, Denmark.

‘reprocentret is one of the largest independent trade shops in Scandinavia,’ said James Mason, regional...

UK-based Aztec Label has invested in Toyobo water wash plate technology

‘Our latest investment in Toyobo water washable plate technology has had a significant impact on the business. It’s a major improvement on the material we were using previously, with better all-round performance and plate quality,’ commented Colin Le Gresley, managing director of Aztec Label. ‘...

Jaichandra, director of Veepee Graphic Solutions, at his office in Bengaluru

The first is the importance of having a great team. Jaichandra, popularly known as JC, says: ‘You can invest in the best equipment and infrastructure, but the business can never be efficient if you don’t have the right people. It is the production teams that deliver commitment to quality which...

Asahi Photoproducts partners with Turkish Matset

‘We are pleased to be entering into this important relationship for the benefit of the Turkish printing industry,’ said Doğu Pabuççuoğlu, general manager of Matset Matbaa Makine ve Malzemeleri San. ‘We were particularly attracted by the high quality of Asahi’s water-based flexographic plates and...

Finnish flexible packaging converter Huhtamäki decreases plate production time with nyloflex Xpress Thermal System

Huhtamäki’s main challenge is consistency in print quality, despite the variations on the printed substrate and with its previous plate making equipment reaching the end of life cycle, the company decided to invest in a more efficient and environmentally friendly replacement. After an extensive...

Fujifilm customers show encouraging industry outlook

Encouragingly, the highest number of responses (32 percent) projected a return to normal business conditions in the July/August 2020 time frame and 24 percent projected a return to normal business conditions in September/October 2020. Overall, a combined total of 72 percent of the customers...

Esko launches XPS Crystal Certification program

‘The certification scheme was developed specifically to ensure the entire supply chain can meet the exacting needs and requirements of brands and converters in terms of predictable and accurate plate quality and the highest plate making consistency available, for any given photopolymer,’ said...

Justin Haynes joins Anderson & Vreeland as its new field service and support technician for North America

Haynes is a technical specialist in both digital and flexographic prepress workflows and production with over 20 years of experience in the graphics arts industry. He has served in various positions, including digital printing department manager, printer technician, customer service...

Flint launches automated plate processing line ThermoFlexX Catena+ which integrates a series of existing ThermoFlexX modules

The Catena+ system allows these modules to be configured in a variety of ways to deliver different levels of automation. A Catena-DLS module can be connected to a Catena-W for automatic plate processing. The Catena-DLS has ten drying units, seven stacking positions and a light finisher. Robotic...

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