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  • 23 Nov 2021

Red032 invests in Dantex DigiWash

Red032 has installed a Dantex DigiWash 4835 to develop its business further and provide a more sustainable workflow for its customers

UK-based flexo reprographic studio and platemaker Red032 has installed a Dantex DigiWash 4835 to develop its business further and provide a more sustainable workflow for its customers.

Red032 has over 20 years of experience in the packaging industry as a reprographic studio and platemaker within the corrugated and flexible packaging markets. 

According to the company, the latest installation makes it the only business in the UK to use water wash digital varnish plate technology. And with varnish applications increasingly adding a new dimension to packaging, along with growing customer demand, the system is the perfect answer to fast platemaking, incorporating enhanced environmental benefits.

The dual tank, easy to maintain, environmentally friendly DigiWash 4835, has a simple-to-use operator interface and offers enhanced platemaking speed. Following main exposure, the raw plates are fastened onto a permanent sticky plate with an automatic opening. The plate carriage moves both backwards and forwards through the wash with adjustable automatic brush heights to accommodate different plate thicknesses. On completion, the plate can be transferred to the multi-function cabinet under the wash tank for post-exposure and detack. For system efficiency, the tank levels, water temperatures and dryer temperatures can be monitored manually if necessary.     

‘The water wash technology dovetails well into our existing portfolio, and as we are the only reprographics company who can produce varnish plates using digital technology, it will help open up new market opportunities,’ said Red032’s managing director, Nigel Tunstall. ‘As a privately owned enterprise, our strategy is always evolving, and we are becoming more established all the time. Our partnerships are complementary, and it is great to work with Dantex, which, with its solid reputation in the industry, is easy to deal with and provides great support. The DigiWash also helps establish our environmental credentials, as we and our industry recognize our responsibilities.’

Dantex Group’s CEO, Ben Danon, added: ‘We are delighted that Red032 has selected the DigiWash 4835. With the digital varnish plate technology, its customers will benefit from quicker, more accurate and detailed results. And as Digiwash and water technology is a new product for them, it will provide a more environmentally friendly solution, which in turn will help further raise its profile.’

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