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Polyflex Innovates By Pushing Flexographic Print Quality To New Standards.

Crystal 5080 XPS: Polyflex continues to innovate by pushing flexographic print quality to new standards.

Polyflex has long recognised Esko’s commitment to redefine flexo plate to achieve the highest quality level possible. Press results have shown Polyflex that their new Esko CDI Crystal 5080 produces the perfect plate for all the flexo print applications that require high print output and stability on press.

The integration and automation of digital imaging and LED UV exposure improves consistency and overall ease of use.

Combining high resolution fibre laser imaging from the CDI Crystal with the patented back and front UV LED exposure from the XPS Crystal produces digital flexo plates with unique reproducibility and quality.


Highest quality flexible packaging print results

The investment in a CDI Crystal 5080 imager and plate maker means that South African flexo printing can now effectively compete with offset for quality labels and with gravure for flexible packaging. These flexo imaging solutions have become the global standard for the highest quality and consistency in flexo printing.

The Crystal screening technology is a screening solution for stable and repeatable print quality on press. Repeatable print results show:

  • More vibrant colours due to more colour saturation
  • Natural image reproduction with smoother vignettes
  • Solid colours with strong homogeneity
  • Strong colours in contrast with light tones

Our new highly automated process on our CDI Crystal 5080 XPS enables us to compete at the forefront of gravure quality with flexographic plate making do that. Being able to produce front and back exposure in one unit is a milestone in flexographic plate making. It improves plate exposure quality and ensures extremely consistent flexographic plates.


Answering the needs of flexible packaging converters with Crystal 5080 XPS

Surveys have identified their major needs and Polyflex is confident that their plates will now ‘tick all the boxes’!