PrintAction

Facilities News Packaging Printing
MacDermid and SOMA create a new centre for flexography


July 19, 2021
By PrintAction Staff

Topics

MacDermid Graphics Solutions, a provider of flexographic platemaking and printing solutions, has announced plans for the Flexo Xperience Centre (FXC).

FXC is a partnership between MacDermid and SOMA, and is an expansion of their initial plans to install a SOMA Optima2 printing press at MacDermid’s facility in Atlanta, GA, USA. The FXC will include multiple industry partners providing software, equipment and consumables.

The Flexo Xperience Centre was conceptualized in late 2020 by the leadership, marketing, R&D and sales teams at MacDermid and SOMA. The teams identified a need in the package printing industry for a wide-web flexo printing centre with every aspect of the flexo process, including artwork, prepress, platemaking, print, print finishing and print evaluation.

Advertisement

This global centre will combine hands-on and virtual visits for a “one-stop-shop” for the package printing industry’s entire workflow to experience the latest flexographic printing innovations. Additionally, FXC will foster and host industry training, collaboration, research, experimentation and learning, all designed to ensure package printing excellence. The centre will be open to pre-media suppliers, trade shops, printers, converters, consumer product good companies, industry associations, educational institutions, manufacturers and other players in the package printing market.