Africa Stereos, Cape Town-based supplier of plates has invested in Glunz & Jensen Concept 501 exposure and dryer units, 505 DW XP and Heights S-line equipment to increase its repro capabilities and increase productivity.
In South Africa’s ever-changing and highly-demanding flexographic industry, Africa Stereos clearly counts among the frontrunners in its commitment to keeping pace with advances in technology.
For more than two decades, this Cape Town-based business has grown steadily to become a major supplier of plates, primarily to the corrugated industry, but increasingly moving into the fields of roll-label, shrink label and flexible packaging.
Underlining the company’s strong position in the corrugated sector, it was named as the platemaker in four award-winning entries in last year’s FTASA Print Excellence Awards, including this gold medal winner printed by Mpact Corrugated using MacDermid plates supplied by Africa Stereos.
Over the years, under the highly experienced direction of Africa Stereo’s MD, Sean Drake, continual investments have been made to cope with the stringent demands of an increasingly sophisticated flexographic printing fraternity. ‘Our latest round of investments takes repro to the next level, particularly for the production of upmarket corrugated packaging,’ said Sean Drake.
The new line-up consists of a Glunz & Jensen Concept 501 exposure and dryer units, complemented by a G&J 505 DW XP digital washout unit, and a Heights S-Line 52 light finishing unit – all supplied locally by TAD Printing Products.
In a nutshell, Africa Stereos can now washout the largest size flexo plates in just 15 minutes, translating into ultra-fast service for customers.