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FLEXO Magazine : September 2014
FUJIFILM Brings Clarity to Flexo Platemaking at Brady Corporation HANOVER PARK, IL---FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division introduces Clarity, the latest industry changing technology expressly developed for exo printers. Clarity Water Washable Flexo Plates provide the highest exo print quality at the fastest production times, while signi cantly lowering cost in use compared to thermal, solvent or other water wash technology. Brady Corporation, a Milwaukee, WI based identi cation solutions manufacturer transi- tioned to Clarity water washable exo plates in 2013 a er running extensive plate trials. "We are always looking for ways to improve our productivity and e ciency in order to best serve our customers, and a er repre- sentatives from FUJIFILM visited us and installed the new Clarity plates, we received a lot of positive feedback from our press op- erators who were impressed with the quality, fast production time, durability and ease of clean up," said eresa Narveson, manufac- turing engineer, Brady Corporation. Clarity, which is compatible with Brady's current CTP imaging equipment, reduces platemaking processing time to less than 40 minutes, 300 percent faster than leading solvent systems and 1.5 times faster than current thermal and water technologies. Faster plate making means more time on press and a dramatic increase in output per shi , while freeing printers to redeploy labor costs to more value added activities. Clarity's innovative water wash chemistry does far more than simply eliminate the need for solvents and wicking cloths---it delivers longer runs while producing a consistent 200 lpi at 4,400 dpi, 1 percent process dot structure for print quality never before seen with exo plates. Eaglewood Technologies, Bingham Flexo Services Announce Partnership BATAVIA, IL---Eaglewood Technologies, makers of the Sanilox Anilox Roll Cleaning Sys- tems, has begun a partnership with Bingham Flexo Services of Batavia, IL. Bingham Flexo is a manufacturers' representative of high quality exographic products with a focus on training and technical support. e Sanilox System was introduced in February 2014 and automates on press roll cleaning with the exibliity of o press cleaning. e system is driven by a simple touchscreen and is available in many languages. e system will help monitor roll inventory by entering roll information to the touchscreen interface. "Bingham Flexo Services has developed an outstanding reputation in the exographic industry. e Bingham team brings with it years of experience ser ving loyal customers in the upper Midwest. We are delighted with our new partnership and look forward to helping Bingham educate the customer on the bene ts of deep cleaning anilox, coating and gravure rolls with the Sanilox Roll Cleaning System," said Pete Mulheran, Eaglewood Technologies president. GMG Celebrates 30 Years at Forefront of Color Management TUEBINGEN, Germany---GMG GmbH, the leading developer and supplier of high end color management so ware solutions, is celebrating 30 years shaping the color management landscape---three decades "converting, standardizing, reproducing, maximizing, controlling, sharing and evolving color," in the words of co owner Robert Weihing. It was in 1984 that Robert and brother Joerg (now fellow co owners) joined the business founded by their father Ewald Weihing, initially to supply sign cutting plotters. In 1989 the company expanded into inkjet, buying one of the rst then revolutionary IRIS 3047 A0-for- mat inkjet printers, and in this purchase lay the seeds of the color management business. "Our father had the foresight to see the potential impact of the IRIS on the signmaking industry," recalls Robert. "Signmaking was very labor and materials intensive, because you needed a separate foil for each layer, but the IRIS could print a sign in a single pass. One day, however, we printed an image from a slide and noticed that many of the browns printed as green. at was when we realized we had to learn about color management!" Four years later, the company's rst product, GMG ColorProof, a proo ng and color management solution for the packaging sector, found a ready market for its automation of consistent color reproduction, especially of spot colors. ColorProof went on to become an industry classic and, like other GMG solutions such as ColorServer and SmartPro ler, can rightly claim to have rede ned the possibilities and extended the boundaries of color in the graphic arts. Today the company o ers a suite of 15 world class color management products, including a number of award winners, and has more than 11,000 solutions installed worldwide in a wide range of customers and for a wide variety of applications, from advertising agencies and prepress houses to exo, o set, gravure, digital and wide format printers. Robert and Joerg Weihing are especially proud of GMG's record of continuing to keep pace with (and o en anticipate) changing trends in graphic arts and develop successful solutions for customers. MEMBERS & MANEUVERS 78 FLEXO | SEPTEMBER 2014