Building on ThermoFlexX digital imagers and Woodpecker Nano screening technology, Xeikon Prepress will launch at Labelexpo Europe 2019 a new and integrated pre-press system for digital flexo plates.
Since Xeikon Prepress, as part of Xeikon, joined Flint Group in 2015, the two divisions combined forces in developing highly automated imaging devices and invested further into mutual R&D projects. Woodpecker Nano, a technology to create surface microstructures, is one of the innovations that were launched in April this year as a result of the partnership between Xeikon Prepress and Flint Group’s Flexographic division.
‘After joining the Flint Group family, we suddenly were in the unique position of having the expertise of one of the leading plate manufacturers combined with our own vast experience of imaging systems, in-house, which is unseen in our industry,’ said Uwe Stebani, general manager of Xeikon Prepress. ‘As we have optimized ThermoFlexX imagers and developed Woodpecker Nano surface screening, we are now going for the next level to integrate and combine these with new innovations.’
Christophe Lievens, sales director of Xeikon Prepress, added: ‘We are sure that industry experts will be excited to learn about our new integrated plate imaging solutions. Labelexpo Europe 2019 is a perfect opportunity to announce our vision of quality enhancement in flexo plate-making.’
More recently, the two divisions with their brands ThermoFlexX and nyloflex focused on efficiency in the packaging prepress value chain and will introduce at Labelexpo an integrated imaging system, that producing highest quality flexographic printing plates while increasing productivity in the pre-press room.
‘Our respective know-how in first class imaging devices, surface screening and photopolymer flexo plates enables us to introduce innovative solutions to the packaging pre-press market,’ said Friedrich von Rechteren, global commercial VP flexographic at Flint Group.