Esko has launched the CDI Spark 2420 flexo plate imager. This compact system incorporates quality and performance, is designed for narrow web label converters and combines a different image size with greater plate material flexibility. It is positioned to capture business opportunities in the growing tag and label market.
According to FINAT, global label demand across all print technologies is expected to continuously grow in the coming years, while world label demand growth for 2012/13 is approximately 6-7% (1). To help small to medium printing operations capitalize on these growth opportunities, we have introduced this new size CDI. Its the perfect complement to our existing range, said Jan Buchweitz, Esko Senior Product Manager, Digital Flexo.
The tag and label market is increasingly demanding high quality flexo and a wider diversity of printing applications. To address this, the CDI Spark 2420 is designed to image plate sizes up to 609 mm x 508 mm (24 by 20) and also handle a wider range of plate materials. These include digital flexo plates, chemistry free film, digital foil-based letterpress plates, digital metal-based letterpress plates and digital silk screens. Operation is aided by EasyClamp, which securely holds flexo plates of any thickness on the vacuum drum.