Eco3 broadens flexo offering

Pre-press system specialist extended its portfolio into the flexible packaging market.

Building on the successful launch of its flexo pre-press system for the label segment, Eco3 has now extended its portfolio into the flexible packaging market by offering technology for sustainable pre-press and in-house platemaking.

The company chose drupa 2024 to demonstrate a complete aqueous system for the flexible packaging segment, including a digital imager, dry film laminator and an all-in-one exposure-processing unit.

The company will also launch the new Magis Eco ReFlow water reclaiming system allowing customers to reduce their waste generation during platemaking drastically.

‘Expanding the reach of our Magis Eco solution to the flexible packaging segment is a natural progression of our growth strategy in the flexo market,’ said Guy Desmet, head of marketing at ECO3. ‘The industry has been incredibly receptive to our aqueous prepress system, welcoming the sustainability aspects and the “total solution” approach. Magis Eco supports repro houses and printers to move to a water-based system, offering highest image quality, all the way from artwork to press-ready flexo plates.’

The upcoming trade show will also mark the extension of Eco3's dry film assortment to enable full compatibility with the broad installed base of flexo imaging systems. The film can be used as a drop-in product, drastically increasing image quality compared to current setups. Dry film lamination can be combined with both Magis water-based and solvent-based flexo plates.

‘At drupa, Eco3 will show the many opportunities for repro houses and printers to integrate an eco-friendly solution, either in full or by choosing those components that fit into their operations,’ explained Rainer Kirschke, market manager for flexo at Eco3. ‘Magis Eco represents an integrated solution from one sole supplier, offering inherent advantages, but it remains an open system giving customers the flexibility to tailor it to their needs.’