At the end of March 2012, Bobst, a worldwide leading supplier of equipment and services to packaging manufacturers, invited Chinese flexo printers to an open house in Shanghai. The three-day event, organised by Bobst and its Chinese subsidiary Eterna, was aimed at further developing the Chinese corrugated post-print and flexo industry. Well-known suppliers to this industry like the design agency YFY Jupiter, the prepress solution supplier Esko, the famous flexo plates trade shop Sinwa, and the corrugated paper and board machine supplier BHS participated in the show.
The two Flint Group divisions Flexographic Products and Packaging and Narrow Web also took the opportunity to present their portfolio and technical solutions at their own stand and during a live demo. More than 300 guests from all over China visited the event and many of them came to the Flint Group stand to learn more about flexographic printing plates, plate making equipment, new technologies like nyloflex NExT, Flat Top Dots and printing inks. They were impressed by the print samples, which demonstrated the perfect reproduction of highlight dots of the nyloflex ART printing plate as well as the excellent ink stability and its printing performance - another example for the high standard of the company’s product range for corrugated post-print.
All partners are dedicated to support the Chinese corrugated post-print industry in the long term by providing the latest technology and offering high quality products to the flexographic market. “In China many people think that corrugated post-print means low quality”, says Magenta Zheng, General Manager Flint Group Flexographic Products China, but the print results from Bobst’s open house are much better than many customers’ expectations. The two samples printed during the live demo prove that corrugated post-print offers a lot of advantages with regard to quality, cost and efficiency. We hope it will encourage more customers to choose this application in the future.”