Just as South Africa went into a massive lockdown, Acme Graphics has purchased Kodak Flexcel NX System for its flexo plate manufacturing facility in Cape Town, to complement Johannesburg and Durban sites, propelling the company into national manufacturing status.
‘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 of Acme Graphics. ‘We can also offer digitally modulated screening, enabling printing up to 500lpi and the option of converting an existing flexo press to a CMYK digital press.’
Flexcel NX plates are proven to be robust and consistent in the manufacturing process, allowing for additional quality controls to be put into place before exposing a plate, and time after time results are reproduced to Miraclon’s exacting standards.
This advanced plate processing equipment allows fine detail to remain on the plate after it’s exposed, processed and finished. Tests have shown that although the plate is rated at 300lpi, minimum dots remain printable at 500lpi which confirms the quality of the polymer used to manufacture these flexo plates.