Esko introduces two new platemaking solutions

Esko has introduced the CDI Crystal 4835 and Print Control Wizard. These new launches mark the first automated flexo platemaking line in the industry which would streamline the entire process.

08 Jun 2018 | By Amogh Dikshit

Esko followed the introduction of its CDI Crystal 5080 flexo imager, launched in 2016, with the introduction of the CDI Crystal 4835 which has a plate size of 48x35 inches. Users report significant benefits in both time and quality. Operators need minimal training and spend 50% less time at the device.
One of the users of the CDI Crystal 4835 from Germany said “The CDI Crystal and XPS Crystal are very easy to operate. We can train new operators very fast, and that enables us to make plates at night or early in the morning depending on our needs, and not only when our platemaking expert is in.”
The XPS Crystal exposure unit has been introduced for both the 5080 and 4835 sizes in the past few years. It has reduced manual steps to just one, and has a digitally controlled UV light main and back exposure.
According to Esko, if the CDI Crystal used in combination with the Crystal XPS helps the operator to avoid unnecessary work as there would just be a single system to the monitor
The Print Control Wizard software uses a screen and dot gain curves that take into consideration the press, substrates, inks, anilox and other print run parameters.
Geert De Proost, director solutions marketing at Esko, said, “ The combination of the Crystal CDI 4835, XPS 4835 and Print Control Wizard delivers the highest possible quality flexo print results available in the industry today. “As run lengths and deadlines get shorter, converters and premedia need to continuously improve efficiency.”  
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