The Flexographic business of Flint Group is gearing up for an exciting presentation at the upcoming Labelexpo Americas 2018, taking place in Rosemont from 25-27 September. As an integral part of the ‘Flint Group Label Factory,’ an unmatched product and service portfolio that covers all steps of the value chain for label printing, the Flexographic division will demonstrate how it adds value to prepress and press side operations with its latest innovations in nyloflex printing plates, plate processing equipment and rotec sleeves and adapters for label and narrow web printing.
“As a solutions provider, Flint Group is able to share its expertise in the different flexo printing components to develop products that synergistically work together to deliver added value to our customers,” says Jim Rogers, vice president – Flexographic. “We used our technical competence in the area of inks to foster our development of the nyloflex XVH thermal printing plate to work optimally with low migration UV flexo inks to ensure longer and cleaner print runs. Flint Group’s comprehensive approach to developing solutions that meet our customers’ challenges is visible across the product portfolio.”
Innovative solutions and expert guidance
Firstly, highlighted at Labelexpo Americas will be the nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processing System with its latest plate addition, the nyloflex XVH Digital plate, a new, versatile, hard durometer plate with an inherently flat top surface. It can be used as-is or further tailored with the use of surface screening. The thermally-processed printing plate provides extraordinary detail that rivals the quality of solvent-processed plates.
To expand its offering for the label market, Flint Group will launch nyloprint WF SHARP at the show. The water washable, film-based plate for the high-end label market improves quality with the highest line count for reproduction of the finest details. The plate is suitable for all types of processing equipment with a flexible polyester base; it results in excellent adaption to different cylinders.
Also on display will be the rotec Eco Bridge. It is a unique adapter for use on flexographic printing presses and plate-mounting equipment.
Visitors can also see how the rotec High Performance Sleeve offers superior dimensional stability and incorporates the new easy-mount technology to increase the ease and speed of mounting sleeves on press.
Moreover, the rotec High Speed Sleeve has been developed with a highly compressible surface. It reduces press bounce and enable printers to increase press speeds as much as 30-80%.
Lastly, with the broadest range of products for the narrow web industry, Flint Group will have experts on hand from three divisions – Flexographic, Narrow Web, and Digital Solutions (Xeikon). The experts will assist customers in meeting the challenges of prepress and press operations.
Annual Print Awards winners
Furthermore, on 26 September, Flint Group will announce the winners of its 14th Annual Print Awards. The event celebrates the best label submissions from Flint Group’s Narrow Web, Flexographic and Xeikon customers. The awards will recognize customers for their outstanding print produced with the range of product solutions from Flint Group.
For more information about Flint Group’s presence at Labelexpo Americas, visit http://www.flintgrp.com/labelexpo-2018