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FLEXO Magazine : April 2012
Industry Indicators Plate Factory Meets Web Center 12 At drupa 2012, Esko has promised to reinforce its leadership position in digital flexo platemaking. On display in Hall 8B, Stand A-23 will be the CDI Spark 4835 Auto with unique digital in-line UV 2 exposure along with the CDI Spark 2530 with In- line UV and magnetic drum. The CDI Spark 4835 Auto combines plate imaging with in-line digital main and back exposure in one device. Smart automation for loading and unloading the plate makes the CDI a true “plate factory ” with unattended operation and less manual intervention leading to increased productivity and reduced production risks. Digitizing back exposure delivers consistent and predictable floor height, which results in a notable increase in print quality and stability. Also set for release is Pixel+, an optical, electronic and screening enhancement for HD Flexo imaging to support flat top dot creation and oxygen-free curing of imaged plates, namely, DuPont’s DigiCorr and DigiFlow, as well as MacDermid Printing Solutions’ Lux and Flint Group’s Next. Introduction of Suite 12, a major update release of Esko’s workflow software offering for the packaging, label, sign making and display industries is also set for drupa, with commercial release following in June. Featuring WebCenter 12, Automation Engine 12, Color Engine 12, Studio 12 and the flagship editors ArtiosCAD, PackEdge, ArtPro and DeskPack, Esko Suite 12 raises the bar for process integration from design to press involving all players in the supply chain. Suite 12 provides a complete answer to the challenges of a modern packaging workflow. ITR Sleeves: Impact & Efficiency Commercial launch of Kodak’s FLEXCEL Direct System will occur as the in-the-round flexo sleeve produc- tion system is shown running in Hall 5, Stand FO9-1 . The FLEXCEL Direct System uses innovative, energy-effi- cient, high-power laser engraving to produce superior quality press-ready elastomer sleeves with increased production throughput. Beta site customers have been impressed with the increase in print quality, greater consistency, and faster press setup times. The FLEXCEL Direct System includes hardware, workflow, and media that result in simple and straightforward operation. It is designed to optimize engraving speed and ink compat- ibility and at the same time increase shelf impact while driving production efficiency. The FLEXCEL Direct Sys- tem joins the award-winning KODAK FLEXCEL NX System. Product development team mem- bers maintain that, “With the addition of the FLEXCEL Direct System to the portfolio, we can now make afford- able, high-quality ITR flexo sleeve production a reality and demonstrate Kodak’s ongoing commitment to de- liver truly differentiated solutions into the packaging segment.” Set for debut at the same stand is the latest version of the award- winning KODAK PRINERGY Work- flow System. PRINERGY Workflow is widely used among commercial print and packaging companies seek- ing increased prepress capabilities, customizable automation, third-party integration, and advanced color and screening proficiencies. The newest version of PRINERGY Workflow goes even further by providing unified job management driven by production intent, resulting in reduced costs in the manufacturing process. Executives note, “PRINERGY Workflow is well known for the reduction of manual touch points and savings through its automation capabilities. PRINERGY Workflow 6 takes optimization further to address the entire production plan- ning process, driving equipment and manufacturing capabilities based on customer intent.” 50 FLEXO april 2012 www.flexography.org dRuPa dISh