Argentine packaging design and reprographics business Fotograbados Longo has invested in South America’s first XPS Crystal 5080 technology for optimum UV plate exposure from Esko.
Having equipped itself with a range of Esko technology in recent years, the company has now acquired an Esko XPS Crystal 5080 to drive enhanced plate quality and consistency at its site in Avellaneda, near Buenos Aires.
Sebastian Longo, president of Fotograbados Longo, said: ‘We are passionate about investing in the very latest technologies to ensure we remain at the forefront of the industry. The new XPS Crystal has enabled an astonishing leap forward in quality, which we and our customers are absolutely delighted with.
‘As well as the notable improvements in achieving consistent high-quality, we have experienced enhanced production efficiency, helping us to meet customer demand for a fast turnaround. The investment extends our capabilities while complementing our existing set-up, which includes a number of further Esko solutions, allowing us to consistently deliver the best possible print quality for which we are known.’
The XPS Crystal 5080 combines optimized UV main and back exposure with consistent radiation to deliver repeatable, consistently high-quality flexo plates and enhancing operational efficiency. It can be combined with Esko’s CDI systems, including the new CDI Crystal 5080, to deliver a single seamless flexo plate production process that can reportedly reduce manual steps and errors by 50 percent and necessary operator time by 73 percent.
Longo continued: ‘By combining the new XPS exposure solution, our existing Esko CDI Spark units and Esko Print Control Wizard software, we are able to create tailored plates for our customers that take substrates, inks, anilox and other print run parameters into consideration. In using the latest technologies from Esko, we are able to offer our customers plates that deliver far superior print quality from the very start to end of a run.’