Flenex FW flexo plate

Fujifilm at Labelexpo Europe 2015

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Flenex FW reduces platemaking processing times to less than 40 minutes, three times faster than leading solvent systems and 1.5 times faster than current thermal and water-wash technologies

Fujifilm will use Labelexpo Europe 2015 held from 29 September to 2 October in Brussels as the launch platform of its advanced new water-washable low-cost in use flexo plate, the Flenex FW, which is a photopolymer plate containing a special rubber-based compound that is not oxygen sensitive, minimizing the effect oxygen has on the dot shape. As a result, Flenex guarantees reduced dot gain and betterink transfer for cleaner and brighter print results. The plate delivers longer runs for label converters, while producing a consistent 200 lpi plate at 4,400 dpi imaging resolution and a 1% flat top process dot structure for high quality. Improved durability and reduction in plate swell are further benefits offered by the new Flenex FW plate.

Visitors to the Fujifilm stand will see how Flenex FW reduces platemaking processing times to less than 40 minutes, three times faster than leading solvent systems and 1.5 times faster than current thermal and water-wash technologies. This enables label businesses
to increase the number of plates they can produce in a given time, and also achieve a faster turnaround. Fujifilm will show how Flenex FW eliminates the expense of higher-cost solvent and thermal processors, as well as potential upcharges on associated consumables,
and why this represents the lowest cost in-use flexo plate production system.

Compatible with the leading flexo plate setters and water-wash processors, the Flenex FW plate will be part of an integrated production environment at the show, which will also include a dedicated label workflow solution on Fujifilm’s stand. Peter Verryt, strategic business development, Fujifilm Graphic Systems Europe, comments, “Labelexpo Europe is the world’s largest event  for the label printing industry and we are keen to showcase the advanced features and high performance delivered by Flenex FW on this stage. The plate
has been very well received in the US since its introduction there 18 months ago, with installations increasing by the week. We are pleased to officially introduce this plate into the European market and we are confident European label converters will also immediately recognize its business advantages.”

Label converters visiting the Fujifilm stand will also have the opportunity to explore the company’s comprehensive range of Uvivid narrow web inks and ancillaries, all designed to maximize throughput and simplify the label production process, as well as guarantee high quality printed applications. Fujifilm’s hybrid inkjet printer, the Acuity LED 1600, will also be featured on the stand, and will be used to highlight how users can produce prototype packaging samples and short-run labels and stickers quickly and efficiently, taking advantage of the printer’s spot varnish capability.

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