C-P Flexible Packaging installs DuPont Cyrel EASY plate technology

To enhance high-definition & expanded gamut flexographic printing capabilities

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DuPont Cyrel Easy and Cyrel Fast at Labelexpo India

C-P Flexible Packaging has invested in DuPont Cyrel EASY photopolymer plate technology to enhance the company’s high-definition and expanded gamut flexographic printing capabilities. C-P Flexible Packaging was seeking a single-source platemaking workflow that would provide printing standardization across all manufacturing plants, enhance quality, enable faster turnaround times, control operating costs, and minimize support requirements. After extensive benchmark testing of several options, the best performance was achieved using DuPont Cyrel Easy ESP flexographic plates with DuPont Cyrel Digital Imaging Systems and DuPont 4260 in-line processing and drying systems.

DuPont’s Cyrel EASY plates are made from a new polymer plate material that produces higher ink transfer and higher resolution. This technology incorporates built-in flat top digital dots, resulting in a simpler platemaking workflow with higher quality and consistency. According to Michael DeAngelis, senior director of corporate graphics at C-P Flexible Packaging, “We’ve been very impressed with the image quality delivered by DuPont Cyrel EASY plates. We’re seeing better highlights and fade to zero, better solid ink density, higher color intensity, and higher image resolution than ever before. Since making the switch, our customers have been duly impressed with the way their designs now ‘pop’ on their packaging. This plate technology allows us to achieve a quick print to proof match, more vivid images, and enhanced artwork that impresses our customers as well as their customers.”

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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