Esko – New flexo platemaking facility with customer centre

Official opening of Esko’s new platemaking facility in Itzehoe on 9th November 2018 (Source: Esko)

GERMANY • Esko has opened a brand-new facility in Itzehoe to consolidate its flexo platemaking business under one roof, including research, engineering, product development, testing, and production.

Assembly of the plate imaging devices CDI Crystal and CDI Spark, and of the plate exposure systems XPS Crystal will take place in the new plant. The move to a new facility is another indicationof the investment levels Esko is devoting to the strategically important digital flexo platemaking market.


Customer Experience Center

In addition, the facility features a complete Customer Experience Center where customers and industry partners can immerse themselves in the technical and business details of flexo. The new center is set up to demonstrate Esko’s entire flexo platemaking eco-system, from design and prepress, through colour management, flexo plate preparation, imaging and exposure, right up to cutting plates ready for mounting on the printing press.

A unique position in flexo

Esko has been a pioneer in digital flexo out of its existing Itzehoe facilities for more than a quarter of a century. According to the company it is the birthplace of digital flexo platemaking, and today Esko maintains a share of over 70% in this market worldwide. Esko systems are neutral and open to almost all types of digital flexo plates.

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