Asahi Photoproducts – Updates and new plates for drupa

In a proof-of-concept test, the company found it demonstrated a 26% OEE improvement over conventional solvent plates
GERMANY • Asahi Photoproducts, which recently won an EFIA “Gold Award” for its pinning technology for clean transfer, has announced its drupa offerings and location, Hall 11, Stand A60. They include an update on its newest plate development technology, the AWP-DEF water-washable plates, which it said works well for fixed colour palettes.

Hell Gravure Systems – Improved performance option

Comparison of engraving times of a typical gravure cylinder: Cellaxy Standard and Cellaxy with High Performance Package option
GERMANY • Hell Gravure Systems announced its new High Performance Package that almost doubles its Cellaxy direct laser engraver performance when engraving gravure cylinders or lasering embossing forms. The package is now available and previously installed systems can be retrofitted, the company said.

Esko, X-Rite Pantone, Enfocus – Six areas in one stand at drupa 2016

The 900-square-meter stand will consist of six areas that will take visitors through each step of a typical packaging production workflow
GERMANY • Esko announced it will be showcasing its innovations with sister company X-Rite Pantone and subsidiaries Enfocus and MediaBeacon in Hall 8b, Stand A23. The main part of the 900 sqm (9,688 sqft) stand will consist of six areas: brands, specification and briefing; design; artwork & repro; flexo platemaking; printing and ink management; and…