November 4, 2013
Flexo Market News
Massachusetts, December 17; and Esko Americas
headquarters in Miamisburg, Ohio, December 19.
Esko will repeat HD Flexo and Full HD Flexo work-
shops in the morning and afternoon. The CDI flexo
imager will be operating throughout the day to show
guests how flexo plates are imaged. A team of Esko
representatives will also be available to answer any
questions. A presentation offering an overview of
structural packaging design will be offered at Ludlow,
where the team of ArtiosCAD developers resides. A
continental breakfast and luncheon will be served.
“From our experience with many, many platemak-
ing facilities throughout the world, we know that HD
Flexo technology can improve print quality and,
more important, print consistency,” said Ian Hole,
Esko VP, Market Development.“In doing so, it can re-
duce press makeready time and waste. For those
companies who are exploring direct to plate flexo
technology, this will be an invaluable session.”
Those interested in enrolling or learning more
about the sessions can contact Tim Zula, Esko
Director, Marketing Communication, at info.usa
by calling (937) 535-6060.
Mark Andy Unveils
Digital Printing Solutions
Mark Andy Inc. has unveiled the latest advanced dig-
ital printing platform, Mark Andy Digital Series. The
Digital Series is said to be a wholly configurable sys-
tem that integrates full color, quality digital printing
technology in line with converters’ needs for fast
change, web handling, in-line converting and other
label and package decoration options.With beta sites
identified, the first Digital Series will be installed in
At the core of the Mark Andy Digital Series is said to
be a unique and flexible “hybrid” platform designed
to yield significantly more revenues in less time,
using less space, less equipment and minimizing
labor. It combines the economies and productive ad-
vantages of all digital workflows, digital inkjet print-
ing and flexographic printing processes, delivering
an approach to minimize job changeover times and
maximize SMED principals of Lean production.
The Digital Series is not a single product or ma-
chine, but a group of machine solutions providing
varying degrees of performance at different price
points. Coupled with the added configurability of
fully advanced, integrated and automated in-line flex-
ographic printing and converting, the result is a full
color (C, M, Y, K, O, V + W) inkjet or “hybrid” system
with running speeds more than 200 fpm.
AGI manufactures, distributes and converts current tech-
nology flexo mounting tapes and backing systems for cor-
rugated plate mounting. Flexstik hard vinyl, FlexSoft,
bi.esse brand, Gold Series Thin tapes for sleeve and Nar-
row web plate mounting. Specialty tapes that cover the
vast thickness range requirements and specific adhesion
systems for all flexo mounting requirements. We provide
technical service and problem solving services for unique
customers & applications.
Advanced Prepress Graphics, Inc.
Flexo Plate making at it’s finest. All format’s available up to
42” x 80”. Flexo artwork, Flexo films, and Flexo Plates.
Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.
A&V manufactures a complete line of photopolymer plate
processing systems and is a leading distributor of flexo-
graphic platemaking materials. A&V also sells digital imag-
ing systems and software specifically designed for
Comexi Group Industries S.A.U.
The Comexi Group is a leading supplier of quality
flexographic C.I. presses for the flexible packaging industry
worldwide. We also provide solventless laminators,
slitter/rewinders and related peripheral equipment such as
automatic wash-up systems, solvent recovery systems, au-
tomatic roll unloaders, and plate cylinder/sleeve storage
Specialized Doctor Blades for every printing and coating
application, including the One-Step, which eliminates or
greatly reduces UV spitting and the Soft Blade, designed to
significantly reduce score lines. New Stableflex, which
eliminates or greatly reduces chatter. MDC Flexo Consum-
able Products includes end seals, cleaning brushes, pro-
tective roll covers, filter/magnet systems, cylinder repair
kits, FOG ink remover and lint-free rags and more.
Daetwyler provides solutions to improve efficiency and pro-
ductivity from prepress to pressroom.
DuPont Packaging Graphics
DuPont Packaging Graphics is the world’s leading supplier
of flexographic printing systems in digital and conventional
formats; including Cyrel® brand photopolymer plates,
Cyrel® FAST processing equipment, Cyrel® round sleeves,
mounting and finishing products. For more than 35 years,
beginning with Cyrel®, the first photopolymer printing plate,
through to today’s digital workflow revolution, DuPont has
been driving innovation in the Flexo and package printing
industries. The Digital Cyrel® FAST imaging system has
been broadly recognized for its efficiency, productivity, print
performance, and environmental benefits.
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