Labelexpo Europe 2015 to focus on package printing

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Debut at Labelexpo Europe 2015 Fujifilm’s Flenex FW flexo plateFujifilm will use Labelexpo Europe 2015 which will be held from 29 September to 2 October in  Brussels as the launch platform of its advanced new water-washable flexo plate, Flenex FW. At Stand A34 Hall 9 Fujifilm will demonstrate how label converters can benefit from this high quality and low cost-in-use flexo plate.
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 technologiesFlenex FW 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 better ink transfer for cleaner and brighter print results. The plate delivers longer runs for label converters, while producing a consistent 200 lpi at 4,400 dpi, 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 also be highlighting how Flenex FW eliminates the expense of higher-cost solvent and thermal processors, as well as potential upcharges on associated consumables, and why it represents the lowest cost-in-use flexo plate production system.

Compatible with the leading flexo platesetters 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 delighted 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.

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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As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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