As an integral part of the “Flint Group Label Factory,” a product and service portfolio that covers all steps of the value chain for label printing, Flint's 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,” states Jim Rogers, Vice President / General Manager Flexographic. “For example, 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 seen across the product portfolio.”
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. This thermally-processed printing plate provides extraordinary detail that rivals the quality of solvent-processed plates. The nyloflex® Xpress Thermal Processor will demonstrate “Thermal like you’ve never seen before,” exhibiting unprecedented quality and more consistent and stable plate production.
To expand Flint Group’s offering for the label market, the nyloprint® WF SHARP will be launched 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. This plate is suitable for all types of processing equipment with a flexible polyester base, which results in excellent adaption to different cylinders.
Also on display will be the rotec® Eco Bridge, a unique adapter for use on flexographic printing presses and plate-mounting equipment. It features a breathable metal ring that creates an air pillow around the entire circumference of the adapter for easy and fast mounting of sleeves. It uses 90% less volume of compressed air, reducing noise and enabling cost savings.
Visitors can see for themselves how the rotec® High Performance Sleeve offers dimensional stability and incorporates the new easy-mount technology to increase the ease and speed of mounting sleeves on press. This improves productivity and makes on-press job changes faster and smoother. The rotec® High Speed Sleeve, to be on display at the booth, has been developed with a highly compressible surface to reduce press bounce and enable printers to increase press speeds as much as 30-80%. Its exclusive composition also supports a significant increase in press speed. 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) – to assist you in meeting the challenges of your prepress and press operations. Visitors to the show are also invited to our Speaker’s Corner, where Flint Group and other industry leaders will share their knowledge and be available to answer questions.
On September 26, Flint Group will reveal the winners of its 14th Annual Print Awards which celebrate 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.
All are invited to join the “Happiest of Happy Hours” daily at 4:00 pm in the Flint Group booth for refreshments and a great chance to network with printers and converters from across the industry.
Labelexpo Americas 2018, to be held in Rosemont, IL September 25 – 27