Esko – New flexo platemaking facility in Germany
GERMANY • The company has moved its operations to a new, larger plant in Itzehoe, Germany. According to Esko the new 4300 sqm facility was opened in order to consolidate its flexo platemaking business under one roof, including research, engineering, product development, testing, and production.
Assembly of the flexo plate imaging devices CDI Crystal and CDI Spark, and of the game changing flexo plate exposure systems XPS Crystal, will take place in this new Itzehoe plant.
As the company reports the facility features a so-called “customer experience centre” where customers and industry partners can immerse themselves in the technical and business details of flexography. The new centre is set up to demonstrate and teach how Esko masters the flexo platemaking eco-system, from design and prepress, through color management, flexo plate preparation, imaging and exposure, right up to cutting plates ready for mounting on the printing press. According to Esko the new centre at the German site means that the company will be able to produce quality plates for testing and benchmarks.