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  • 28 Jan 2021

McCracken Label invests in Fujifilm Flenex plates

Luke Vassiliades, vice president of administration and finance at McCracken Label demonstrates the company’s new Fujifilm Flenex FW water-washable plate system

Chicago-based McCracken Label has installed a Fujifilm Flenex FW water-washable flexo plate system, purchased via All Printing Resources (APR), to increase print quality and productivity.

‘Although we had been using water-washable plates since 1997, it was now time to make the switch to a new product,’ commented Luke Vassiliades, vice president of administration and finance at McCracken Label. ‘We turned to APR because we had a good history with the company as they had successfully installed and trained us on an Esko CDI in 2019.’

‘The Fujifilm water-washable plate is longer lasting and more durable than what we were previously using, and it is much easier to handle for the platemaker.  And clean-up is easier since it is not as “gummy”. Our plate department operator is very happy with the unit and plates. With this new system, we have saved time and increased plate throughput.’

APR’s director of business development, Cayleigh Anderson, added: ‘We are proud to support McCracken Label with this state-of-the-art water-washable plate system from Fujifilm. We have a large variety of plate-making technologies available through APR and pride ourselves in matching our customer requirements to the best possible plate system and then providing the training so that they are quickly up and running.’


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