Award for outstanding print quality using nyloflex® FTF Digital flexographic plates
- Agraf Industrial wins award for best print job
- V&V Interflexo earns award for best prepress
- nyloflex® FTF Digital Plates eliminate complexity and save time while offering the highest print quality
June 2017 – Agraf Industrial (Colombia) has advanced with the growing flexo technologies to recently win an award from Andigraf for its outstanding print quality using nyloflex® FTF Digital flexographic plates from Flint Group, winner of the 2016 Flexographic Technical Innovation Award. Agraf has worked for years with the tradeshop, V&V Interflexo, who introduced the technology to progress Agraf from using high definition with standard digital plates (without flat top dots), to high definition with flat top dots exposed with Flint Group’s nyloflex® NExT Exposure (for creating flat top dots), to adding high definition with advanced surface screening, to finally using Flint Group’s nyloflex® FTF Digital Plates which are flat top plates with a texturized surface out of the box.
Flint Group congratulates its distributor, V&V Interflexo, and its customer, Agraf Industrial, for the awards. The successful technologies presented by V&V Interflexo Technical Manager, Erik Oliveros, over the years have earned him the trust of Agraf Industrial Manager, Vagn Knudsen, and motivated him to engage his technical team led by Gustavo Ruiz, Prepress Manager, to evaluate the new technologies. Mr. Ruiz comments that, “the jobs are running with better details, very good solids and at faster speeds than ever before.” He continues, “The durability of the plates is also outstanding.”
V&V Interflexo is proud that the plates they supplied to Agraf led to the prestigious award presented by Andigraf. Mr. Oliveros states, “I am very pleased with the improvements we see in our prepress shop with less variables to deal with in attaining the special microstructures on the plate surface and with the speed in which we are now able to produce these high definition plates. We look forward to sharing the latest technology of the nyloflex® FTF Digital Plates to others throughout Latin America.”
The Flint Group nyloflex® FTF Digital Plate, an inherently flat top plate with a special, textured surface for flexible packaging printing provides flat top dots by simply processing it like any standard digital plate; no change, no additional equipment, processing step or consumable item is required. The optimized, textured plate surface eliminates the need for time consuming surface screening. The texture of the plate provides an even ink laydown and increases solid ink density with any imaging resolution. nyloflex® FTF Digital Plates display the advantages of flat top dot geometry, such as less dot gain variation resulting in improved production consistency, as well as a reduced bump-up, reaching the first stable tonal values of e.g., 1.2% at 60 L/cm (152 lpi).
Flint Group Flexographic Products received the 2016 FTA Technical Innovation Award for its nyloflex® FTF Digital plate – offering printers and tradeshops “The Easy Way” to achieve flat top dots on flexo printing plates.
Photo: Participants in the competition are shown above with their awards. From left to right: Gustavo Ruiz of Agraf Industrial, Erik Oliveros of V&V Interflexo, Vagn Knudsen of Agraf Industrial, and Mauricio Perez from V&V Interflexo.
Contact Flexographic Products: Terri Stewart, T +1 704 504 2628, Terri.Stewart@flintgrp.com
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, 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. 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 2016 were € 2.3 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 .
nyloflex® is a registered trademark of Flint Group.