Market survey – Three questions to manufacturers of flexo printing forms
GERMANY • How is the current and future status of flexo printing forms? Our sister magazine Flexo & Gravure Global have asked several suppliers of printing formes and prepress service companies for their opinions. Companies such as Asahi Photoproducts, Esko and Contitech have took part.
These questions were asked:
- Is there any further optimisation potential for flexo plate-making (plates, sleeves) processes?
- Does fixed colour palette printing contribute to a further increase the performance in flexo printing?
- The aim of Industry 4.0 or Print 4.0 respectively is the comprehensive networking and automation of the whole production chain. During drupa 2016, suppliers like Esko, Vianord and AV Flexologic introduced solutions for the further automation of the flexo plate-making processes. Do you consider this as indicative of a trend towards a sustainable change of the whole flexo industry?
In order to read the whole range of interview in full length please visit our sister magazine’s website http://www.flexo-gravure.com/markets-and-events/.