Reproflex expands platemaking with second Esko CDI Crystal XPS line

Reproflex Scandinavia A/S has boosted its production capacity with the latest developments in hardware and software technology from Esko, adding a second CDI Crystal 5080 XPS to its platemaking facility in Denmark.

Reproflex added the new line to its existing workflow just three years after first acquiring the state-of-the art technology.

“Since 2020, we have used the combination of integrated Esko software and hardware to deliver plates that surpass all our customers’ expectations,” said Thomas Borge Christensen, CEO, Reproflex. “We are delighted to now announce this significant milestone, making a strategic investment in our commitment to delivering excellence to our customers by acquiring our second Crystal/XPS line from Esko. Over the past three years, our print house partners and their customers have enjoyed the exceptional quality and reliability delivered by this technology. This new investment enhances our backup capabilities and delivery reliability while extending the opportunity for our clients to transition to Crystal.”

Supplying flexo plates to more than 16 countries for a diverse range of customers, including brand owners, Reproflex uses the combination of the Esko CDI 5080 Crystal plate imager, the XPS 5080 Crystal exposure unit and Print Control Wizard software to optimise the quality of its plate production. The investment enables Reproflex to streamline its flexo platemaking with a more efficient workflow, while also producing plates of a superior quality.

“The benefits of the Crystal technology are significant, including higher density with reduced ink consumption and fewer stops for cleaning on the printing press,” added Christensen. “This translates into superior print quality for brand owners and a more economically viable solution for print houses. What’s more, the XPS technology is the only GreenCircle certified unit on the market, emphasising our commitment to more sustainable production. This is a crucial factor for us, guiding our investments and aligning with our customers’ values.”

Last year, Reproflex became the first business in the region to become certified under the XPS Crystal Program from Esko. The accreditation means Reproflex customers now benefit from an extra level of quality assurance, with the confidence that best practice in production processes ensures consistency and quality of final print. As an accredited business, Reproflex also benefits from benchmarking and identification of best practice around quality control processes and production efficiency. With two facilities in Denmark, Reproflex specialises in services covering the entire value chain from design, artwork, pre-press, proofing, colour management and flexo plate production.

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