Reduce lead times: Move flexo plate making in-house - Esko

Reduce lead times:
Move flexo plate making in-house

Find out why the Esko CDIs are the world's leading flexo imagers.

10 reasons to choose an Esko flexo imager

Boost on-time delivery

Flexo average run-lengths are getting shorter, and the industry needs ways to produce smaller jobs lengths effectively, with less lead time.

This implies improved on-time delivery of the required flexo plates. As flexo has to be at par with gravure, digital and offset printing, the highest quality and consistency requirements need to be fulfilled.

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Move flexo plate making closer to the press

With Esko’s new Crystal technology digital plate imaging and UV exposure (simultaneously main and back!) are combined in one automated process.

This means that there’s less need for the operator to interfere. This also means that it has become easier for converters to start making their own plates, closer to the press. This allows the converters to boost on-time delivery.

CDI Crystal 5080
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Plate making has never been easier!
How to get started with in-house flexo plate making?

Converters trust Esko to deliver a complete flexo solution, from automated prepress to automated flexo plate production.

Automation Engine, Esko automated prepress workflow, takes care of the file preparation, color management and the integration with business systems (like your MIS).

The CDI Crystal XPS an integrated imaging and exposure unit, turns platemaking in a coordinated, linear process. Flexo plate making is so easy that it can be managed completely by the prepress department. There’s no need for flexo specialists anymore.

A scale for superior flexo quality

Esko's solution for in-house flexo plate making is scalable. It helps companies to produce plates with the highest quality and consistency.
That way you can drive your own superior print quality.

CDI Crystal

CDI Crystal

The easiest CTP device
  • Reduce operator time by 50%
  • Less plate waste
  • No plate damages, or press setup delays due to plate handling
CDI Crystal XPS

CDI + XPS Crystal

Automated plate making
  • Guaranteed plate consistency
  • Seven process steps reduced to two steps
  • Dramatic reduction in operator involvement
CDI Crystal XPS + Print Control Wizard

CDI Crystal XPS +
Print Control Wizard

  • No need for plate making experts
  • Superior flexo quality
  • Fully automated and very accessible
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Flexo innovations you won’t see anywhere else

Esko is the undisputed global market leader in digital flexo imaging. Esko's flexo solutions continue to innovate by pushing flexographic print quality to new standards. Flexo plate production has never been this straight forward.

What's more, Esko is the only independent expert that covers the entire scope of flexo platemaking. Esko flexo plate making solutions are open to all brands of digital plates and sleeves used in the industry.

A globally deployed service staff of more than 500 help improve customer processes and guarantee maximal uptime. What’s more, Esko offers a range of all-in flexible financing solutions.


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