CDI Spark 4835 with high resolution optics and Dupont Digiflow

Alpha Flex adopts Esko’s advanced digital flexo solutions

Ansh Bhatia and Sudhir Arora, joint managing directors of Alpha Flex

Ansh Bhatia and Sudhir Arora, joint managing directors of Alpha Flex, New Delhi, say, “Esko is  among the inventors of digital flexo platemaking technology and a world leader of digital flexo prepress and high resolution platemaking. Esko’s prepress and flexo experts speed up the know-how transfer and reduce the learning curve for businesses like ours. With a complete local support team dedicated to flexography and flexographic platemaking, Esko provides high-end solutions without changing the basic technology and with Esko as a supplier to the entire packaging supply chain including brand owners means wider acceptability for our work and this helps to reach out to customers and for more rapid business growth.”

Karan Talwar, regional business manager of Esko in North India, says, “We are pleased that Alpha Flex in New Delhi has established a flexographic prepress and platemaking plant that is totally at par with the best trade houses in India. It is a pleasure to install and bring up to speed an entire
installation committed to state-of-the-art technology. This project is a clear answer to the fast-growing demand for quality flexo in North India.”

The Digital Flexo Suite offers a number of ways to ensure faster flexo plate mounting without compromising accuracy. The flexo plate is cut up into smaller patches to reduce waste, but accurate mounting information is sent to the mounting device. Manual flexo plate mounting is intensive labor and can be optimized by the Digital Flexo Suite. The flexo mounting process will be fast and will reduce the possibilities for human errors.

HD Flexo
HD Flexo is the next step in high quality flexo printing which is a new process for making digital flexo plates. The improved plates are of high quality and print more consistently than standard digital flexo plates. HD Flexo may be implemented without scrapping existing equipment and working methods. With HD Flexo, the gap between flexo and gravure and offset is closed. Bringing consistency, vibrant colors and increased print quality, HD Flexo raises the industry standard in flexo printing. Flexo printing can now compete with offset for quality labels and with gravure printing for flexible packaging. And Full HD Flexo goes a step further in improving quality.

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