Flint Group brings full range of innovations to Labelexpo Europe 2019

Combining industry strengths with an unmatched product portfolio, Flint Group’s divisions (Flexographic Products, Narrow Web as well as Xeikon and ThermoFlexX of Digital Solutions) showcased together at Labelexpo Europe, 24 to 27 September in Brussels, solutions that enable label printers and converters to better position themselves to address emerging market realities. The unmatched product portfolio covers all steps of the value chain for printing in the packaging industry. Starting from imaging to plate making equipment, mounting sleeves and adapters for printing presses, flexographic and letterpress printing plates, inks and last but not least – through our acquisition of Xeikon – we are also active in the digital printing market and with this well prepared for future technologies.

Labelexpo Europe 2019

Latest innovations for labels and packaging

The nyloflex® XAH Digital, a hard round top dot plate with a smooth surface, is the latest addition to Flint Group’s fast-growing line of nyloflex® thermal printing plates designed specifically for use in its nyloflex® Xpress Thermal Processor. The new flexographic plate is formulated with a special AIF technology that keeps plates cleaner on press and results in faster print runs with fewer press stops. In addition, plate makers can expect to achieve all of the benefits of the nyloflex® Xpress Thermal System – such as lower operating costs, higher sustainability and the quality of a solvent processed plate – producing plates in under one hour from imaging to finishing. Perfectly in line with the companies promise of providing solutions which are “Better. Faster. Easier to use”.

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Flint Group Narrow Web will provide tangible examples of how converters can expand their capabilities and consider new market opportunities – the wider world of narrow web flexible package printing! On display will be several case examples of packaging constructions printed using some of Flint Group Narrow Webs acknowledged range of UV curable ink series compliant with latest CMR labelling requirements as well as not formulated using BPA chemistry technologies.

High emphasis will be on LED curing technologies that will truly enable converters to embrace the benefits from this technology that lowers energy consumption with at least 50 % compared to other modern UV mercury curing technology.

A special focus will be devoted to provide guidance to converters aiming for inks and varnishes suitable to be used in the growing market segment of "hybrid presses" - where all various digital print technologies can be combined with UV Flexo, UV screen or other types of embellishment techniques

The acclaimed colour matching service - VIVO Colour Solution -a groundbreaking new innovation that is the most versatile easy to use system tailored for the Narrow Web industry- will be demonstrated. "We will have live demos of the ability to translate any kind of digital colour target, into an ink formulation that will enable converters to get colour right the first time, saving 1000's of Euros monthly in reduced press downtime, improved productivity, reduced material waste and greatly approved consistency and print quality. Further enhancements of VIVO Colour Solution will be making a world debut on Labelexpo 2019, claims Niklas Olsson.

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Xeikon is getting label converters ready for Labelexpo Europe 2019 with the launch of its TRANSFORM advisory tool. On transform.xeikon.com, the company shares its digital printing expertise with the international label community, offering insight on ways to transform a label printing business. Starting now, visitors to the website can consult Xeikon and get advice on the ideal digital set-up for their business by simply answering a few questions. As a pioneer in full-color digital label printing, Xeikon has gathered a wealth of knowledge on the key success factors in implementing digital production.

For details read the press releases about Xeikon at Labelexpo & Xeikon Transform or discover the Xeikon CX500, Xeikon PX3000 and the new Xeikon Label Discovery Package.

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Building on the outstanding success of ThermoFlexX digital imagers and Woodpecker Nano screening technology, Xeikon Prepress is launching a new and integrated prepress solution for digital flexo plates.

  • Revolutionary integrated prepress solution for digital flexo plates coming soon.
  • Xeikon and Flint Groups Flexographic division combine forces.
  • Increased productivity in the prepress room.

Since Xeikon Prepress, as part of Xeikon, joined Flint Group in 2015, the two divisions combined forces in developing highly automated imaging devices and invested further into mutual R&D projects. Woodpecker Nano, a technology to create surface microstructures, is one of the innovations that was launched in April this year as a result of the unique expertise exchange between Xeikon Prepress and Flint Group’s Flexographic division. “After joining the Flint Group family, we suddenly were in the unique position of having the expertise of one of the leading plate manufacturers combined with our own vast experience of imaging systems, in-house, which is unseen in our industry. As we have optimized ThermoFlexX imagers and developed Woodpecker Nano surface screening, we are now going for the next level to integrate and combine these with new innovations”, notes Uwe Stebani, General Manager of Xeikon Prepress. “We are sure that industry experts will be excited to learn about our new integrated plate imaging solutions,” adds Christophe Lievens, Sales Director of Xeikon Prepress. “Labelexpo 2019 is a perfect opportunity to announce our vision of quality enhancement in flexo plate-making.”

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You want to know more about our latest innovations? Get in contact with our experts of Narrow Web, Flexographic Products and Digital Solutions at labelexpo@flintgrp.com