Agfa Graphics has announced that it will be closing its 250,000-sq.-ft. offset printing plate manufacturing facility in Branchburg, N.J., by the end of this year in order to optimize its global production capacity and supply chain efficiencies. The plant closure will impact 125 workers.
Mark Andy Print Products, a pressroom consumables provider, and DuPont Advanced Printing co-sponsored a booth at Labelexpo Americas 2018, showcasing advanced platemaking and processing equipment coupled with best-in-class plate mounting.
Kodak's new FLEXCEL NX Ultra Solution is an aqueous solution that provides consistent, high-performing flexo plates in a high-volume, low-maintenance environment and can deliver a press-ready plate in less than an hour.
Flint Group will be introducing flexographic printing products at Labelexpo Americas and highlighting its entire portfolio. New products include the nyloflex XVH Digital plate and the nyloprint WF SHARP film based plate for the high-end label market.
Kodak has announced it has begun the process of selling its Flexographic Packaging Division. The division produces and markets the FLEXCEL NX system of flexographic imaging equipment, printing plates, consumables and related services.
MacDermid Graphics Solutions has been selected to receive a 2018 InterTech Award for Anti-Fluting Plate Technology. Since 1978, the InterTech Technology Awards have honored technologies predicted to shape the future of print and graphics communications.
MacDermid has introduced the commercial launch of LUX ITP MELO for the corrugated print market. The photopolymer sheet plate is designed for low to medium post print corrugated board.
Asahi Photoproducts will be taking part in EskoWorld, which will be held from June 5-7 in San Antonio. According to Stephan Doppelhammer, Asahi Photoproducts' Europe business development manager, Asahi's partnership with Esko has allowed for improved efficiency in flexographic platemaking.
MacDermid Graphics Solutions announced the commercial introduction of LUX In-the-Plate (ITP) EPIC. ITP EPIC offers LUX lamination, but with the convenience of flat-top dots right out of the box, with a micro-rough surface for excellent ink transfer.
Mark Andy announced that it has acquired Presstek. Presstek’s team of more than 60 technical professionals will be integrated within Mark Andy’s service infrastructure, making it the largest, regionally-staffed service organization in North America.
This year marks 10 years since Kodak debuted the KODAK FLEXCEL NX System at drupa 2008. Kodak’s FLEXCEL NX System offered a solution to some of the limitations of the established digital LAMS technology and pioneered the use of the digital flat top dots in the flexo industry.
Kodak recently hosted a two-day gathering of about 250 customers, Kodak personnel, and trade media representatives at the company’s historic manufacturing complex in Rochester, N.Y. Led by Kodak CEO Jeffrey Clarke, senior executives gave a state-of-the-company report that outlined Kodak’s current business strategy and detailed its progress in developing solutions for print markets.
Mark Andy, Inc. has been appointed the exclusive distributor of DuPont Cyrel flexographic platemaking systems in the United States. This includes plate material, processing equipment, imagers and software.
Flexo plates have a tough job, whirring around on a print cylinder, covered in ink and repeatedly transferring an image to a substrate. But to make sure these plates can withstand the high-impact nature of printing, they require delicate care and maintenance.
The InterTech Technology Awards, presented annually by the Printing Industries of America, honor the latest printing technologies that are poised to have a lasting impact on the industry moving forward. This year's winners provided a look at the key technologies impacting packaging's future.
MacDermid Graphics Solutions, a division of MacDermid Performance Solutions, has announced the appointment of Melanie Galloway as senior VP and GM, effective immediately.
Esko has announced that five of the six best of show winners in the 2017 FTA Excellence in Flexography Awards were printed using plates produced on Esko CDI digital flexo imagers. More than 70% of all awards were submitted by companies who are customers of Esko CDIs and/or software.
Kodak hosted customers and community leaders at an April 20 groundbreaking ceremony in Weatherford, Okla., to celebrate the expansion of its manufacturing facility in the area. The expansion will accommodate a new flexo plate line for the production of KODAK FLEXCEL NX plates.
Esko is keeping its promises to bring flexographic platemaking to new levels of quality, consistency and to dramatically simplify the platemaking operation. The first users of Esko's latest flexo platemaking products have reported positive printing and performance results.