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Inci.Flex – Simplifying flexo platemaking with integrated Esko unit

Inci.Flex purchased Esko’s new CDI Crystal 5080 XPS during drupa 2016

ITALY • The reprohouse has become the first operation to automate its flexo platemaking process with Esko’s new CDI Crystal 5080 XPS. According to the company it chose the system to enable it to produce a flexo result that competes with gravure in a fast, cost-effective printing process.

The CDI Crystal 5080 XPS flexo platemaking system further develops flexo platemaking by simultaneously exposing both sides of a flexo plate using LED UV heads. It also combines imaging and exposing. This is said to result in 50% fewer manual steps, 30% faster access to plates and 73% less required operator time. The ease of job management is further enhanced with Automation Engine’s new Device Manager. It allows operators to see the status of jobs enabling the prepress department to prioritize and manipulate the queues to the imaging device.

The latest investment by Inci.Flex is a continuation of a decades-long relationship with Esko. As a result, the company already runs two CDI Spark 5080s with Full HD Flexo, a Kongsberg XN 22 cutting table with the Digital Flexo Suite, as well as PackEdge, Artpro, Plato, DeskPack, Studio, Automation Engine, Imaging Engine and Color Engine.

Inci.Flex has over 30 years of experience in the production of plates for flexographic printing. Its operation covers five manufacturing departments – analogue, digital, liquid, direct engraving on sleeve and rotogravure.

Armin Karl Geiger

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