UK • Reproflex3 announced it has expanded the production facilities at its Newcastle site with the installation of the UK’s second dual-head ThermoFlexX 80-D digital flexo plate imager. The implementation coincides with an increase in the use of nyloflex photopolymer plates from Flint Group, which is now the parent company of ThermoFlexX following its acquisition of Xeikon.
ThermoFlexX software MultiPlate was included in the system package. This has been interfaced with Reproflex3’s existing Kodak workflow. The company receives files from printers throughout the UK as well as mainland Europe.
In addition to its premises in Newcastle, Reproflex3 has opened prepress and platemaking facilities in Bristol and Dubai. All three sites provide an array of prepress services, from fingerprinting and press profiling to comprehensive artwork and colour management, proofing and platemaking. Strict standardisation throughout all procedures ensures consistency of output across the sites.