Consumables-General - Plates
MacDermid Graphics Solutions has announced the appointment of Brad Wills to the position of senior VP and GM. Wills previously spent 26 years with Schawk, SGK, and Matthews companies in a variety of positions on a global level.
The sale of the Sun Chemical North American Inks Flexographic Plates Division will give Colmar, Pa.-based PlateCrafters, a prepress provider, various assets, including HD plates with flat-top dot and Microcell technology, and sustainable SunLite in-position plates.
MacDermid has unveiled its latest solution for post-print corrugated production. The LUX ITP EDGE is an in-the-plate flat top dot solution designed to reduce fluting and provide high-quality images for retail packaging.
Among the highlights for Miraclon at Labelexpo Europe was the European launch of its next-generation KODAK FLEXCEL NX Ultra Solution, an aqueous solution that delivers consistent, high-performing flexo plates in a high volume, low maintenance environment.
Xeikon Prepress will debut a new integrated prepress solution for digital flexo plates at Labelexpo Europe 2019. The new solution builds on the success of ThermoFlexX digital imagers and Woodpecker Nano screening technology, and the mutual expertise of Xeikon Prepress and Flint Group's Flexographic Division.
Agfa Graphics has announced that it will be closing its 250,000-sq.-ft. offset printing plate manufacturing facility in Branchburg, N.J., by the end of this year in order to optimize its global production capacity and supply chain efficiencies. The plant closure will impact 125 workers.
Mark Andy Print Products, a pressroom consumables provider, and DuPont Advanced Printing co-sponsored a booth at Labelexpo Americas 2018, showcasing advanced platemaking and processing equipment coupled with best-in-class plate mounting.
Kodak's new FLEXCEL NX Ultra Solution is an aqueous solution that provides consistent, high-performing flexo plates in a high-volume, low-maintenance environment and can deliver a press-ready plate in less than an hour.
Flint Group will be introducing flexographic printing products at Labelexpo Americas and highlighting its entire portfolio. New products include the nyloflex XVH Digital plate and the nyloprint WF SHARP film based plate for the high-end label market.