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  • 27 Oct 2021

XSYS to demonstrate sustainability of EGP

XSYS has joined press manufacturer Soma for a webinar, which will show converters how they can boost productivity and sustainability by implementing Expanded Gamut Printing

XSYS has joined press manufacturer Soma for a webinar, which will show converters how they can boost productivity and sustainability by implementing Expanded Gamut Printing (EGP) methodology in their workflow.

Along with technical presentations, attendees will also watch a live print job and learn about the press modifications needed for successful EGP printing.

XSYS Product Manager Simon Top will give a key presentation of the complete EGP technology and discuss the value proposition of XSYS, which focuses on print quality, sustainability, and costs. A print sample produced by XSYS in cooperation with Soma, with pre-press specialist Marvaco and Flint Group Packaging Inks will demonstrate the high-quality printing and improved eco-efficiency achievable with EGP.

‘The exceptional print results and obvious cost savings clearly validate the sustainability of EGP technology and prove the power and versatility of our nyloflex plates, ThermoFlexX imaging with Woodpecker micro-surface screening, Catena-E exposure, and nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processing technology. At XSYS, we provide everything in a single solution. In addition to our products, we are staffed with a great technical service that has expertise in pre-press and the pressroom and offers quick remote service support and on-site support. The upcoming webinar will show how to take full advantage of this comprehensive solution,’ said Stephan Reis, global marketing director at XSYS. 

EGP is an innovative approach for flexo printing that relies on a fixed set of inks – usually CMYK with orange, green and/or violet plus optional white – to produce spot colors and print high-quality flexo in a more efficient, climate-friendly, and cost-effective way. 

According to XSYS, significant savings can be achieved by eliminating pre-mixed spot colors from the process and allowing the ink to stay in the print stations between jobs. This method requires only the printing plates to be replaced during job changeovers, which results in less ink and substrate waste and increased press uptime. 

Originally designed with 25 spot colors, the print sample to be shown has been converted to 6-color EGP, CMYKO plus white. Soma will print on an Optima2 CI flexo press using nyloflex XAH Digital plates with Woodpecker Sharp and Woodpecker Nevis screens that have been processed in a nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processing System by XSYS.  

‘At XSYS, we continue to work closely with other leading industry partners to develop solutions that enable printers to balance environmental commitments with their desire to grow their businesses and increase productivity,’ added Reis. ‘EGP is also a fantastic solution for brand owners who want to improve sustainability and meet the rise in consumer demand for greener products.’

To register for the webinar, please follow this link.

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