Esko showed its recently launched digital flexo imager, the XPS Crystal. This is a product that is helpful for both flexo plate trade shops as well as label converters – one that comes with a combination of both software and hardware. Through this machine, the company has come up with an integrated solution which helps its customers achieve an efficient workflow to produce data files which can further be used on press by the label convertors.
The latest model of the XPS Crystal was launched at Labelexpo Europe, earlier this year. “This is the latest offering from Esko. The machine is allowing us to produce extremely great results with the imaged flexo plates in terms of image quality, ink density and plate longevity on the press. We’ve even put on display some Made in India samples for the customers to view. We’re quite optimistic that this technology will be received very well by the market,” said John Winderam, general manager, South East Asia and South Asia, Esko.
As we wrote in the November issue of Packaging South Asia, the XPS Crystal has already been sold to Afflatus Gravures based in Noida. “The demand in India is extremely good. This year has been the most rewarding for us so far and we have achieved some phenomenal results. We think that we’re already market leaders in all areas of our business, and the prepress software side in particular. Labelexpo has given us an opportunity to reach out to the Indian customers. Witnessing the response we’ve received throughout the year, we’re extremely optimistic about the event and look forward to closing some deals here at Labelexpo,” Winderam shared.
Uflex purchases Esko CDI Spark 4260 and XPS Crystal 5080
Uflex, the country’s largest flexible packaging conglomerate right from gravure cylinders to flexo plates, they make it all. Recently, Esko got into a partnership with Uflex where the company purchased the Esko CDI Spark 4260 with high resolution, HD flexo pixel plus and also India’s second XPS Crystal 5080 exposing system. The XPS Crystal flexo plate making machine allows front and back exposure of LED and UV. The machines have already been installed at Uflex’s headquarters in Noida and the announcement was made at Labelexpo India 2018. The installation began in early November and Esko hopes to finish installation and make the machines ready to run by the end of the same month.
Abdos invests in prepress system from DuPont and Esko
Abdos is a 50-year-old company which was established in 1967. The company’s lamitubes division started in 2004 and is headed by Kamal Agarwal and Vijay Agarwal, directors of the company. Abdos is among the top three lamitube manufacturers in India. The company has two plants, one in Guwahati and the other one in Roorkee. At the Labelexpo India 2018 show, Du Pont and Esko announced the sale of the DuPont Cyrel 2000 TD and Esko CDI Spark to Abdos.
Sai Enterprises installs Esko CDI Spark 4260
Bengaluru-based Sai Enterprises purchased an Esko CDI Spark 4260 at Labelexpo India 2018. Prior to this, the company owned two Esko CDI 4835 flexo plate imagers and this is the third investment of the company on an Esko. The company desires to tap the flexible and corrugation markets in a big and effective manner and hence invested in the 42 X 60 inches machine for its plant at Bengaluru.