Toyobo – The Cosmolight water-washable LAMS plate

The Toyobo Cosmolight water washable flexo plate (Source: Toyobo)
The Toyobo Cosmolight water washable flexo plate supports print shops in stabilizing the production process, while also bringing additional benefits. Processed in water with only a small amount of mild detergent, the plate does not absorb water. Therefore, it does not swell, which keeps the plates stable throughout the entire plate making process by providing…

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.

Vianord Engineering – Evo 5 Fusion E flexo plate production line introduced

Vianord and partner Esko have introduced the new Evo 5 Fusion platemaking system (Source, Vianord)
FRANCE • Together with its partner Esko, Vianord personalised a purpose-made Smart-Bridge that intelligently connects the fully automated platemaking EVO 5 system to Esko’s linear CDI Crystal 5080 XPS, where the plate is initially imaged and then is simultaneously exposed through the base and at the back. This configuration is named Evo 5 Fusion E. The…

Glatz Klischee – Investment in Esko XPS Crystal 5080

Glatz Klischee has installed an Esko XPS Crystal 5080 to help ensure print quality (Source, Glatz)
BELGIUM • Since UV exposure is a crucial step in stable and consistent flexo plate making, the Austrian prepress service provider installed Esko’s new XPS Crystal 5080. Glatz’s management determined that UV plate exposure was a weak link in the process and that traditional light tube exposure units have reached their limits.