Consumables-General - Plates
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.
Kodak has announced it has begun the process of selling its Flexographic Packaging Division. The division produces and markets the FLEXCEL NX system of flexographic imaging equipment, printing plates, consumables and related services.
MacDermid Graphics Solutions has been selected to receive a 2018 InterTech Award for Anti-Fluting Plate Technology. Since 1978, the InterTech Technology Awards have honored technologies predicted to shape the future of print and graphics communications.
MacDermid has introduced the commercial launch of LUX ITP MELO for the corrugated print market. The photopolymer sheet plate is designed for low to medium post print corrugated board.
Asahi Photoproducts will be taking part in EskoWorld, which will be held from June 5-7 in San Antonio. According to Stephan Doppelhammer, Asahi Photoproducts' Europe business development manager, Asahi's partnership with Esko has allowed for improved efficiency in flexographic platemaking.
MacDermid Graphics Solutions announced the commercial introduction of LUX In-the-Plate (ITP) EPIC. ITP EPIC offers LUX lamination, but with the convenience of flat-top dots right out of the box, with a micro-rough surface for excellent ink transfer.