Comexi CTec helps converters with prepress integration

Comexi Technology Center turnkey project

Comexi CTec has launched a new service allowing converting companies to integrate prepress. Photo - Comexi

The Manel Xifra Boada Technology Center, Comexi CTec, has collaborated with Esko, Asahi, and DuPont, to offer a new service that allows converters to integrate and fully control prepress processes ground zero, into their facilities. Comexi CTec, which specializes in training, advice, and technical process support for the printing and converting sectors of the flexible packaging industry, has incorporated a new service into its portfolio. This turnkey project is in collaboration with various partners, including Esko, Asahi, and DuPont.

“Prepress control is an essential element for the process, regarding both efficiency and final product quality. With respect to competitiveness, being able to control the process is essential”, explains Albert López, the head of the Comexi CTec. He adds, “The evolution of plate production technology towards a time to market response influenced by sustainability, suggests that over time, more and more converters will integrate prepress into their own production process.”

Integrating the entire prepress workflow

To make the transition as easy as possible regarding cost and time, knowledge is vital. According to the press release, Comexi CTec is equipped with the necessary resources to offer its clients the possibility of integrating the entire prepress workflow through a turnkey project. The company’s technological proposal involves the integration, from ground zero to a prepress department, and includes hardware, software, installation, optimization, training, and production support until the client is autonomously efficient.

The estimated time to complete the project is approximately six months. Comexi’s technological proposal offers an exposure system with solvent-free plates and water-based or thermal processing technology to produce plates ready for production in 50 minutes.

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