Fujifilm Flenex FW for Creation

UK-based Creation Reprographics has signed a four-year deal to supply Flenex FW, a sustainably focused water-washable flexo plate developed by Fujifilm.

Representing another key step forward for Creation, the plates underline the company’s ambition to be the most sustainable business of its kind. The business supports its print customers across the FMCG, food and beverage sectors with prepress, origination and workflow solutions that enhance environmentally optimised packaging and label production.

Creation has offered solvent-free flexo plates in its range for several years but believes that Flenex FW represents a new peak for the technology – and an enhanced value proposition for its print customers.

Matt Francklow, Managing Director, Creation, explains, “In today’s ever-shifting retail market, the pressure is on for printers to deliver quality, speed and cost control – but always with an eye to supply chain sustainability. There’s a fantastic wave of innovation in ‘greener’ prepress, and Flenex FW water-washable flexo plates are a superb example of this in action. By eliminating harmful VOC solvent washout from the prepress process, there are significant gains to be made in carbon emission reduction. The technology directly challenges the idea that sustainability is a compromise – Flenex FW plates bring exceptional quality, reduced makeready of under 40 minutes and lower cost-in-use than traditional thermal or solvent polymer plates.”

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