By Jon Robinson
The North American market now has access to EskoArtwork’s Cyrel Digital Imager (CDI) Spark 1712, which is a flexo plate and film imaging system, specifically designed for narrow-web tag and label printers.
According to the company, the CDI Spark 1712 is able to image digital flexo plates, foil-based digital letterpress plates, digital silk screens, chemistry-free film and chemistry-free offset plates. With an external drum design, vacuum system and EasyClamp, the Spark 1712 loads plates and ablative film up to 16.5 x 11.8-inches and .12 of an inch thick. According to Esko, at its highest image resolution of 2,540 ppi, the Spark 1712 can image a full-size plate in nine minutes and 30 seconds.