Asahi Photoproducts – Wikoff Color signed as U.S. distributor

From left to right: Greg Burch, vice president regional operations & corporate accounts; Aki Kato, managing director Asahi Photoproducts; Joe Kubasiak, market manager flexible packaging; Sam Yamamoto, general manager of Asahi Kasei Corp., Photoproducts Sales and Marketing Dept. (Source: Asahi Photoproducts)
BELGIUM • The supplier of photopolymer flexo plate systems has signed Wikoff Color Corporation as a U.S. distributor. According to the company, the intension of this addition is to broaden Asahi’s U.S. footprint and bringing its solutions closer to the customer.

Asahi Photoproducts – David Galton recognised by EFIA for outstanding contribution

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(Left to right:) Mark McKee (managing director JFM Plates), Dr David Galton and Hal Cruttenden at the awarding ceremony in Birmingham (Source: Asahi Photoproducts)
UK • The company’s European Sales Director, Dr David Galton has been recognised by the European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) for his outstanding contribution to the flexo industry. This lifetime achievement award is the highest honour awarded by EFIA. The EFIA Awards 2018 were held at The Vox Centre in Birmingham, on 14th March.

Asahi Photoproducts – Dr Dieter Niederstadt responds to flexo forme market survey

Dr. Dieter Niederstadt is the technical marketing manager for Asahi Photoproducts (Source, Asahi)
GERMANY • In order to further differentiate between the current and future status of flexo printing formes, whether it be plates or sleeve systems, Flexo & Gravure Global’s editors have asked several suppliers of printing formes and prepress service companies for their opinions. Below are the responses of Dr. Dieter Niederstadt, technical marketing manager for Asahi…

FFP Packaging Solutions – Fixed colour palette guide for brands released

Paul Hesketh, print development manager at FFP is seeing an increasing demand of FCP printing from UK retailers (Source: Asahi)
UK • Asahi Photoproducts reported that FFP Packaging Solutions, a UK-based innovator in flexible package converting for 50 years, has published a fixed colour palette guide for brands and retailers. It enables brand managers to select repeatable, achievable colours based on the Pantone library but produced using the CMYK process ink set. In the format of…

Uteco – Flex So Good event, EB curing, Industry 4.0 (video & photo gallery)

Technicians demonstrate a job changeover of Onyx XS Eco One with EB curing
ITALY • In September, the Italian flexo and gravure printing press manufacturer Uteco organised the Flex So Good event with suppliers and printers at its headquarters in Colognola ai Colli. Several companies including 3M Italy, Prades, Sun Chemical, Simec Group, Rossini, Asahi Photoproducts, Camis, I&C/Gama and Grafikontrol participated in the event.