Esko flexo customers are asking for the combination of the benefits of HD Hem together with a gravure-like ink laydown and a fully digitally controlled platemaking
Compatible with most existing imagers, Thermal Direct, says KPG, speeds platemaking
, resists scratches, holds 1-98% dots at 200 lines per inch, retains a latent image for as long as a week, prints as many as 75,000 impressions, and requires no debris-removal system.
Compatible with MacDermid's LUX platemaking
system, UVR has demonstrated excellent print capabilities when combined with the flat-top dots of LUX.
Grace and Hercules exited the newspaper market, platemaking
systems supplier NAPP Systems, now part of MacDermid Printing Solutions, has had the news flexo field to itself for years.
Mumbai-based label convertor KEM Cards has recently invested in integrated Esko hardware and software solutions in order to bring its complete flexographic platemaking
MacDermid Graphics Solutions offers cutting edge platemaking
technology and equipment for every application.
The same goes for "printing support" jobs such as platemaking
and prepress work.
The major operations carried out during flexographic printing are image preparation, platemaking
, printing and finishing.