Esko has launched Full HD Flexo for flexible packaging. First introduced at drupa 2012, Full HD Flexo is a proven technology, being implemented at more than 20 flexo trade shops and converters worldwide.
With Full HD Flexo, Esko once more raises the standard. Esko flexo customers are asking for the combination of the benefits of HD Flexo together with a gravure-like ink lay down and a fully digitally controlled platemaking workflow. This is what Full HD Flexo brings and it moves flexo to an unseen level of quality and consistency with no need for compromises. Our unique, patented technology stretches the possibilities of flexo printing, allowing it to perfectly match gravure and offset quality for flexible packaging, said Jürgen Andresen, Esko Vice President, Flexo Business.
HD Flexo has set new standards thanks to the fine highlights, transitions to zero, sharp text and brilliant image details it produces. Full HD Flexo adds gravure-like solid ink lay down of the correct solid density, along with vibrant brand colours, supreme platemaking consistency and the only fully digitally controlled platemaking workflow available in the industry.
The unique Full HD Flexo dot shape delivers a superior flexo plate suitable for the highlight, shadow and solid areas of a print job.
Freedom to choose
Full HD Flexo works with all popular digital flexo plates and sleeves, giving users the freedom to choose whatever plate best fits their business needs. The technology can be achieved thanks to the quality of a broad range of commonly used digital flexo plates from different brands, including DuPont, Flint, MacDermid, Asahi and others. Esko continues to expand the portfolio of supported plates.
Full HD Flexo Certification
To support this new technology, Esko will initiate a Full HD Flexo certification programme for customers, vendors and partners – similar to the one in place for HD Flexo. The Full HD Flexo Certified seal is only offered to those companies that have passed Eskos strenuous certification tests, a rigorous process that requires expert inspection of different print samples from five different customer production jobs that have been printed consistently. Full HD Flexo Certified companies can differentiate their solutions from their competition. The certification is a strong marketing asset, offering print buyers more confidence that its trade shop and printer is among the best in its field and constantly innovating to offer the very best in flexo quality.
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