PrintEx: Esko adds magic to flexo plates

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Esko will exhibit its Print Control Wizard software for flexo platemaking on stand S28 at PrintEx.

The Esko Print Control Wizard allows quick creation of flexo plates.
The Esko Print Control Wizard allows quick creation of flexo plates.

The software simplifies plate-making, according to Scott Thompson, regional marketing and channels manager at Esko, who says that operators can use the wizard to quickly create premium flexo plates.

“The tool uses all critical print parameters and variables, including imaging resolution, exposure settings, plate, substrate, anilox, press type, and inks, to standardise the generation of Crystal screens and curves for each application, removing all non-valued added tasks from the process.

“It’s built on Esko’s deep flexo expertise and automatically creates new Crystal screening for Esko’s Imaging Engine to rip the file before sending the separated LENx files to the CDI flexo imager and XPS Crystal exposure unit,” he says.

Sebastian Longo, president of Argentina-based Esko customer Fotograbados Longo S.A., says plates produced using the wizard offer better and more consistent print quality.

“We can generate screens tailored to each press – not only of each client, but also for each press and condition, depending on its material and its anilox and according to their different variables.

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