Lake Image Systems Inc., a leader in delivering print quality inspection, variable data verification and integrity management solutions for the label, packaging and commercial print environments, is proud to announce that DISCOVERY PharmaPQ has been named a “RED HOT Technology” in the Color Management, Prepress & Pre-media category by the Association for Print Technologies (APTechSM), organizers of PRINT 18. The RED HOT designation recognizes important product and solution innovations on display at PRINT 18 that are either new or has been significantly updated since last year. It serves as a roadmap to “what’s new” at the PRINT 18 exhibition.

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• A smooth versatile Flat Top Dot flexo plate for the flexible packaging and label market, suitable on any ink system

• No need for additional equipment or auxiliaries thanks to inherent Flat Top Dot plate
• Another thermal Flat Top Dot plate will be announced in Q4 2018
Flint Group, a leader in Flexographic Plates and Sleeves Solutions, announces the latest addition of a new flexo thermal plate to its nyloflex® Xpress Thermal Processing System, the nyloflex® XVH Digital.

The nyloflex® XVH Digital is the first inherently flat top dot plate of the thermal plate family, with a unique formulation optimised to be processed on the nyloflex® Xpress Thermal Processor. The versatile plate is designed to serve the flexible packaging and Label market, delivering high quality print results on various substrates with all ink systems. Thanks to the inherent flat top dots in nyloflex® XVH Digital, there is no need for additional equipment or auxiliaries, which is perfectly suited for printers who want to benefit of lightning fast plate production and of flat top dot plates.

Flint Group’s nyloflex® Xpress Thermal Processing System delivers on the companies Better. Faster. Easier to use. promise. The innovative system brings several expertly-developed components together, providing BETTER plate quality, FASTER plate production and EASIER handling.
The Xpress Thermal Processing System was first launched in 2016, and since then introduced to customers globally under the tagline “Thermal Like You’ve Never Seen Before”.

“Thermal processing systems for the production of flexographic printing plates have been in the market for many years. We didn’t believe that with the technology available at that time, we could meet our customers, or our own quality expectations from thermally processed plates”, says Friedrich von Rechteren, Global Commercial VP Flexographic. He continues, “As we shadowed the market and developments in thermal technologies, we put a focus group within our own R&D department with the aim to develop a thermal processing system, which delivers plate and print results the market has never seen before”.
Thermal Like You’ve Never Seen Before refers to all the solutions Flint Group found to the pain points the printing industry was experiencing with existing technologies.

Flint Group works daily on all customer critical topics to satisfy their needs for improving cost and quality according to the key principle of Better. Faster. Easier to use. Flint Group is dedicated to serve the global printing and packaging industry. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables. This includes 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, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world.


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