Xsys announces its collaboration with Nilpeter and Reproflex Scandinavia

The partnership aims to deliver high-quality flexo print solutions

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Xsys' flexo print solutions with high-quality tags and labels
Xsys' flexo print solutions with high-quality tags and labels

Xsys has announced a collaboration with narrow web flexo press manufacturer Nilpeter and prepress specialist Reproflex Scandinavia for 2021. Leveraging the strengths of each company, the new partnership has been initiated to deliver flexo print solutions that will enable customers to produce unrivaled, high-quality tags and labels.  

Demands on printers to deliver consistently high-quality print with no defects or color variations at lower cost and quick delivery continue unabated. Meanwhile, the variables inherent in the flexo process can negatively affect the outcome and quickly eat into profitability. By working closely with other leading industry suppliers, Xsys is dedicated to developing innovative and robust flexo solutions for customers to help them reach and even exceed their goals. 

The products included in Xsys’ new project comprise:

  • Plates by Xsys – The nyloflex FTS Digital is an inherently flat-top dot plate for printing flexible packaging, tags, and labels on foil or paper substrates with solvent, water, or UV ink. The versatile plate can be used with standard solvent processing equipment. The smooth plate surface has a very fine grain that can hold customized surface screening patterns. It also features AIF technology with outstanding sub-surface ink repellents to prevent ink filling, thereby keeping plates clean during print runs and allowing increased press uptime. 
  • Printing by Nilpeter – The quality label job was printed on a Nilpeter FA-17. The FA-17 provides a maximum level of stability, the tightest register tolerance, and superb printing results on multiple substrates; all normal self-adhesive materials, including flexible packaging films, polymer films, metallic films, and paper. The FA’s Clean-Hand Technology minimizes hands-on press interaction, all data is saved, jobs are easily recalled, and the press will auto-register. 

This approach further eliminates previous manual controls; quick lock handles are replaced with touch button controls. All printing unit covers can open individually or simultaneously, and the anilox rollers have an automatic cleaning function before release. The most versatile flexo press on the market, the FA allows printers to scale and customize their press from standard to advanced, with value-adding units and various application and automation packages, according to application needs and budget.

  • Prepress by Reproflex Scandinavia – Reproflex Scandinavia covers the entire value chain from artwork, design, prepress, proofing, color management, flexo plate, and sleeves production. Flexo solutions include SoftTone+ for smooth fadeout, Ultra White for better opacity with less ink, and Extended Gamut Printing (EGP).  

The results of recent print trials, carried out at Nilpeter’s technology center in Denmark, are eye-catching label samples that demonstrate what can be achieved with the right combination of best-in-class prepress, plate, and printing press technology and knowledge.   

“Strong industry partnerships are essential in order to drive innovation in flexo printing, so our customers can remain competitive. The results we are presenting today clearly show the value of this collaboration, and we look forward to building on this platform over the coming months,” said Dr Joelle Bédat, Business Development Manager OEM at Xsys.   

Following the success of the initial print trials, the partnership plans to expand the project’s scope further to address new sustainability demands.

 

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