BELGIUM • A feature of many of the company’s flexo printing plates, Clean Transfer Technology enables a clean ink transfer and prevents ink accumulating on the plate surfaces and shoulders in screen areas.
The AWP water-washable flexo plate with Clean Transfer Technology (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.
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)
ITALY • The company will display its full line of flexo plate solutions for the packaging industry featuring its Clean Transfer Technology at Print4All, the European level showcase for the most advanced machines and material for packaging, labelling and converting focused on rotogravure, flexo and hybrid technologies meant for package printing and labelling as well as…
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.
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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)
USA • Tennessee-based Gateway Packaging Company has chosen to partner with Correct-Touch Graphic Arts (CTGA), a distributor of flexo supplies in the USA and Asahi Photoproducts with regard to platemaking equipment.
Omar Abuaita, CEO of Gateway Packaging Company (Source: Asahi Photoproducts)
BELGIUM • The supplier of photopolymer plates for flexo printing will be attending Eurasia Packaging 2017, scheduled for Istanbul, Turkey, 25 to 28 October (Hall 9 Stand 10B).
The Asahi Clean Transfer plate technology enables a clean ink transfer and prevents ink accumulating on the plate surfaces and dot shoulders of screen areas (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…
Dr. Dieter Niederstadt is the technical marketing manager for Asahi Photoproducts (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…
Paul Hesketh, print development manager at FFP is seeing an increasing demand of FCP printing from UK retailers (Source: Asahi)
UK • The developer of photopolymer flexo plate has won top spots in the European Flexographic Industry Association EFIA awards. Award winning Asahi customers included CJSC Uniflex winning a Gold Award in the category “Flexo Print on Film”; Ultimate Packaging for “Flexo Print on Paper”; and DS Smith Packaging Deutschland for “Flexo Print on Corrugated”.
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There are new jobs on PrintCareer.net. Asahi Photoproducts, producer of flexographic photopolymer plates based in Brussels, Belgium is looking for a Solution Representative Laser Operation (m/f) and a Solution Representative Digital Pre-Press (m/f).
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.
Technicians demonstrate a job changeover of Onyx XS Eco One with EB curing
Printing packaging generally requires the printing of eight colours, including several spot colours. This not only consumes a lot of time for make-ready, but also affects profitability. This article identifies a company which has developed a process to work to reduce or eliminate the use of spot colours for many flexo jobs.
UK • Asahi Photoproducts announced that the York Repro-Graphic Group (YRG) has adopted the its AWP flexographic plate system for its clients using the fixed colour palette printing process.
Mark Gration, York Repro-Graphic Group Managing Director and Paul Chant, Asahi Photoproducts UK Branch Manager
ITALY • Uteco announced two sales in the Ukraine; one Diamond HP 812 mod. 130 was sold to Pamibro Ltd., a paper sack manufacturer for the construction, chemical and food industries established in 1996 in the Ivano-Frankivs’k region.
The company sold a Diamond flexo press to Pamibro Ltd.
BELGIUM • Asahi Photoproducts congratulated its customer, DS Smith in Fulda, for its two prestigious awards from the FTA Europe Diamond Awards.
Left to right: Dieter Niederstadt of Asahi Photoproducts, Thomas Mueller of DS Smith and Dr David Galton of Asahi Photoproducts