Flint Group experts provide evaluation and training on best plate making practices
Adhering to the highest standards in plate making technology, methods and process, is part of the mission at Colortek Inc., where producing consistently high quality flexo plates for its national and international packaging customers is of paramount importance. As a full-service, integrated tradeshop located in Creve Coeur, MO, Colortek continuously educates its employees with the best practices and procedures in the industry. For this reason, Colortek decided to participate in Flint Group’s FlexoExpert Certification Program.
Consisting of three main steps – evaluation and training, implementation, and audit – the FlexoExpert Certification Program provides the means by which plate makers can further optimize their work flow processes to make more reliable and consistent plates time and again. With the guidance of a Flint Group expert, Colortek implemented the program and passed the final audit to earn the honor of FlexoExpert Certification of its plate making process and in doing so, became the first FlexoExpert in the United States. The certification serves as proof to its customers that the company utilizes best practices in its flexo plate making, and therefore, customers can count on Colortek to reliably provide superior quality plates.
“The FlexoExpert Certification program fits well within the scope of Colortek’s objective to align our competencies to provide the highest level of consistency and brand awareness through the products and services we provide,” states John Kelly, Vice-President Packaging. “The customized training and technical support from Flint Group has been outstanding, and we will continue to make use of these standards,” Kelly continues.
With its plate making expertise and focus on service, Flint Group first introduced the program in April, 2016, and offers it globally to customers interested in gaining further education on the standardization of the flexo platemaking process. For additional information on the FlexoExpert Certification Process, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.flintgrp.com, or call your local sales representative.
About Flint Group
Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables and printing equipment, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, plate-making equipment and flexographic sleeve systems; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colourant applications; Flint Group also designs, develops and delivers web-fed digital colour presses for labels and packaging applications, document printing, as well as commercial printing as well as platemaking equipment for the newspaper industry and computer-to-plate (CtP) solutions for the commercial printing market; With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7900 people. Revenues for 2015 were € 2.2 billion. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves. For more information, please visit www.flintgrp.com