Full HD Flexo: Quality making printers reconsider how to print jobs
At a dedicated section of the Esko stand, visitors will learn more about HD Flexo and Full HD Flexo through real-life production samples that demonstrate the quality and extended color gamut. With HD Flexo, many printers have moved jobs from offset and gravure presses to flexo. Full HD Flexo delivers very high quality print with impactful solids and smoother highlights. The plates print more consistently than standard digital flexo plates. Full HD Flexo also eliminates manual steps traditionally associated with flexo platemaking, including back and main exposures. HD Flexo may be implemented without scrapping existing equipment and working methods.
Esko CDI flexo plate imagers produce HD Flexo and Full HD Flexo plates. There is a CDI for every need: from narrow web label printing, to flexible packaging and wide format corrugated printing; from one color printed corrugated boxes to highly sophisticated multi-color packaging and even security printing.
Getting digital jobs finished
Kongsberg tables are used to cut and finish prototypes, labels, short run packaging, and wide format jobs. There is a variety of tables for diverse uses. Three different Kongsberg tables will be on display and used during the September events:
The Kongsberg i-XP24, made especially for handling the combination of corrugated board and other rigid or roll materials used in POP products and product displays, offers exceptional productivity and throughput. i-cut Vision Pro registers the actual dimensions and positions on the printed result to assure finishing is adapted to the graphic’s shape.
The Kongsberg XN is easily the most versatile digital finishing device ever introduced. It comes with a wide range of specialty tools offering speed, power and flexibility to automatically handle a wide variety of materials, such as corrugated, folding carton, solid board, foam, wood and a long list of plastics. MultiCUT-HP (High Power) is equipped with a water-cooled milling spindle delivering up to three times faster milling speeds.
The Kongsberg i-XE provides an efficient and versatile finishing solution for short-run production of articles for visual communication, labels, signs and displays. The wide range of specialty tools automatically handle a wide variety of materials, such as papers, labels, folding carton, thin styrene or polypropylene, and a long list of popular stocks for digital presses.
“In September we will be meeting with a wide range of print and graphics shops—from flexible and corrugated packaging to labels, wide format, and commercial print,” concludes Quinlan. “Esko is excited with the wide range of software and hardware solutions we have to make any facility produce higher quality work print more efficiently. We look forward to working with everyone to show how our unique solutions can make a big difference—no matter what they print.”