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FLEXO Magazine : January 2014
Anderson & Vreeland Expands Esko Representation, Now Reps Hybrid Software BRYAN, OH—Anderson & Vree- land, Inc. now offers Esko products throughout Canada as a result of an expanded partnership between the two companies, building upon their successful relationship in the U.S. Anderson & Vreeland will represent the entire Esko product line, including all integrated hardware and software solutions for packaging and labels, sign and display, commercial printing and professional publishing. The company was also named as a distributor of Hybrid Software, Inc. prepress solutions throughout North America. Anderson & Vreeland now offers PACKZ, the innovative applica- tion that makes high quality editing of packaging and labels accessible to small, medium and high volume flexographers. New Water Based Flexo Dispenser Program From Sun Chemical PARSIPPANY, NJ—Sun Chemical’s highly successful dispenser program for commercial and narrow web tag and label printers allows mixing exactly the amount of water based ink needed, reducing inventory and waste, improving color matching con- sistency and significantly decreasing total operating costs. The water based flexo dispenser is unique in that it can make process, blending bases and spot colors all from the same machine. Color con- centrates and technology extenders can be dispensed to make inks for more than one application, providing printers the flexibility to control color density and compensate for various anilox configurations. Uteco & Partners Welcome Hundreds to Open House, Tabletop Exhibition KENNESAW, GA—Uteco North Amer- ica and 14 partners held a two day Open House at its Technical Service Center, Nov. 5 -6 , 2013. The event, themed Print Technology 2013, com- bined a tabletop networking exhibition with live demonstrations of the firm’s 10-color Onyx Diamond HP 108 central impression press. It drew standing room only crowds, approximating 200 on day one and 100 on day two. Those in attendance witnessed the running of two different jobs on the 53 in. wide web at 1,475 fpm, quick changeover between the two jobs and an emergency stop and restart that brought the press into register and up to color within minutes of shutdown. Uteco touts its Press Control During Transition as the innovation driving such produc- tivity improvements. Also demoed were a Flexo Wash anilox roll cleaning system, a Camis plate mounter and Atlas Titan’s SR9 Series slitter/rewinder. Tabletop exhib- itors included: 3M, Atlas Titan, BST Pro Mark, Camis, Dixie Graphics, Ener- con Industries, Flexo Wash, Harper Corpora- tion of America, Inkspec, MacDermid Printing Solu- tions, Polyplex, The Provident Group (Anderson & Vreeland), Rossini North America and Sun Chemical. MRI, Imageworx Tout Platemaking Efficiencies NEWTOWN & LEVITTOWN, PA—At a day long press event held by Kodak, a dozen industry reporters and watchers were shown how the Flexcel NX plate- making system is being put to use at two Pennsylvania based companies. MRI Flexible Packaging, based primarily in Newtown, has been able to print multiple SKUs on the same run and cut down its waste dramatically by using the system, in conjunction with a new Bobst F&K 20SIX press. “ We used to throw out 1 million pounds per year,” said Rich Speeney, managing director and co-owner, of his company ’s old setup. Polyethylene labels and shrink sleeves are what MRI dedicates the bulk of its work to; Speeney says his company is the No. 1 polyethylene label manufacturer in the U.S . Imageworx, a 15,000 square foot prepress house in Lev- ittown, started with a mid sized Flexcel system before moving to a wide system. Jerry Toepfer, the company ’s president, has used it on countless jobs and never received a sin- gle plate back. “It just works,” he says. During the event, Toepfer received Kodak’s Flexcel NX Certification. To become certified, a company must produce plates with a high standard put forth by Kodak, consistently, and have a client base and pool of data to support them. 58 FLEXO JANUARY 2014 www.flexography.org MEMBERS & MANEUVERS