Cyngient, Imageworx and MPS have joined forces to provide converters a comprehensive resource that covers several important elements of the workflow and supply chain.
Leveraging the newly renovated 31,500 sqft Imageworx facility in Levittown, PA, just outside of Philadelphia, US, the location doubles as the site of the new MPS North American demo and applications center.
Together with Cyngient, headquartered just a short drive from Levittown, the three companies can provide converters with products and services from three critical print process components – Imageworx prepress, Cyngient’s custom inks and coatings, and MPS flexo and hybrid press technology.
Andrew Wasserman, managing partner of Cyngient commented: ‘Being the primary supplier of inks, coatings and adhesives to MPS North America, coupled with Imageworx state-of-the-art prepress, label converters have the ability to achieve real life demos that can be easily transferred to their production environment without losing valuable production time.’
‘Product development regularly requires input and support from a wide number of vendors and industry experts in order to truly become successful,’ added Jeff Toepfer, president of Imageworx. ‘In October of 2017, Imageworx began supporting MPS with front-end technical services for printing and R&D projects at their former Green Bay facility. It was quickly realized that the combination of high-end prepress solutions and the sharp print quality of the MPS EF flexo press complemented the technologies of both companies.’
Cyngient began working with Imageworx in 2018 on a project that requiring lamination of a micro optical lens on various flexo-printed PS materials, using a UV adhesive while curing through the lens with die-cutting in-line. Since then, Cyngient has been an essential partner in Imageworx’s product development.
‘One of the principles driving Cyngient is our commitment to true collaboration in developing custom solutions for the flexo industry,’ commented Wasserman. ‘Imageworx and MPS share our customer-centric values, and having the press and prepress experts on-site, together, offers tremendous value for innovation-driven flexo converters looking to differentiate in order to best serve their brand owner customers.’
Dilip Shah, senior technical sales consultant for MPS North America added: ‘We’ve worked closely with Imageworx over the years for many press demonstrations – even teaming with them at Labelexpo exhibitions. We showcase jobs that every print facility would struggle with and produce them flawlessly at high speeds.
‘Similar to us, both Cyngient and Imageworx like to push the limits of flexo print capabilities. For example, working with Cyngient has allowed MPS the ability to showcase label embellishments utilizing their high-performance inks, coatings and adhesives with high-resolution results. The combined approach with Imageworx and Cyngient offers a unique, collaborative experience for label converters. In addition, MPS supports customers in maximizing their productivity levels with our data oriented MPS Performance Programs. We enjoy proving that not every press is capable of achieving the same top-quality results.’
This fall, MPS will be installing its new hybrid EF Symjet 430 UV flexo press at the facility, with a new 17in Domino UV inkjet print engine in the middle of eight flexo stations.