Belgium-based EskoArtwork has announced it will be releasing a new version of its HD Flexo plate making system to 2.0. A combination of its 4,000 dpi HD optics of the EskoArtwork Cyrel Digital Imager and advanced screening technologies, the company promises sharper, more accurate and more vibrant results.
“HD Flexo has been a tremendous success, adopted and applauded by leading flexo printers worldwide,” remarks Jürgen Andresen, EskoArtwork vice president, Flexo Business. “Now, EskoArtwork is responding to the further wishes of our customers worldwide to extend HD Flexo capabilities. We have strengthened HD Flexo’s position as the ‘open’ industry standard for high quality flexo, available for all flexo applications — labels, flexible packaging and corrugated — and supported by major plate manufacturers. These new capabilities further enable conversion of gravure and offset work to flexo. The enhanced process color gamut makes it possible to replace spot colors with process colors, thus reducing the number of print stations and making co-printing of designs possible.”
EskoArtwork achieves HD Flexo through its MicroCell screening, which improves solid ink transfer as well as extending the gamut. HD Flexo 2.0 is currently in beta testing and will be released in Q4 of this year. Existing HD Flexo customers will receive version 2.0 as part of their maintenance contracts. In its first year of use, 175 Cyrel Digital Imagers with HD Flexo have been installed around the world.