Glunz & Jensen – Flexscan 1800 for prepress QC
DENMARK • Following two years of development its client, RC Group, Glunz & Jensen introduced the Flexscan 1800. Designed as an element in the flexo prepress production line, the Flexscan 1800 enables trade shops and converters to control sleeve quality before going on press, which prevents production stops and optimises press runs.
Glunz & Jensen said it can cut repro time up to 80% on each sleeve or adaptor and that the machine will deliver a return on investment within a maximum of two years, depending on the amount of sleeves produced. Flexscan digitally scans for low and high spots on round sleeves, thereby eliminating the need for a full test run on a printing press, the company said. At the same time it delivers a quality report (PDF or in print), with relief depth/height that can be used to document the quality of incoming or outgoing sleeves. This process can be done in 20 minutes compared to more than two hours with other quality control processes.