Flint Group

Flint Group and Digital Flex: Partnership for innovation and first-class quality

In 1964, four young managers founded Nuova Roveco, in those days the first and only prepress company in Italy completely dedicated to flexography. At that time, they produced zinc and magnesium matrices as well as vulcanised rubber plates. Always innovative and looking ahead, the company changed from vulcanised rubber plates to photopolymer printing plates in 1987. In 1997, the subsidiary Digital Flex S.R.L. was formed, which was the first enterprise in Italy to install a flexo CTP system to produce digital printing plates.

The group continuously grew and quickly became one of the largest purchasers of photo-polymer printing plates in Europe. Today, Digital Flex is a modern company giving highest priority to industrial standards, as proved with the ISO 9001:2008 certificate, which the company achieved in the year 2000. Safety of employees is taken as seriously as environment protection. Thus, to be in compliance with the EU IPPC regulation (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control) is a matter of course, as well as protection of air and water or waste reduction.

The customers are not only offered outstanding quality, they can get training at the “Digital Flex Academy” and gather beneficial information on modern and sophisticated technologies. With the introduction of HD Flexo in 2010, Digital Flex could further improve its position as a quality leader. This new technology combines high resolution with high-definition screening, so the acquisition of a nyloflex NExT Exposure was a logical step.

 “Our company has been very innovative and is always looking ahead,” says Andrea Vergnano, one of the owners and production director of Digital Flex. “However, we have realised that our competitors have been growing in terms of quality and with up to date technologies in the past months. Nowadays, companies that are able to invest can reach a competitive advantage by investing in the proper technologies. We decided to install a nyloflex NExT exposure to keep our competitive edge by offering something different to the market. We have in fact invested in three new CTP units and the nyloflex NExT exposure to further fulfill the market needs in terms of quality and to enlarge our offer.”