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Fujifilm North America – Water-washable plates for Four Lakes Labels

The Fujifilm Flenex C-Touch 2530 water-wash flexo plate processor

USA • The company’s Graphic Systems division provided Four Lakes Label, a Sun Prairie, Wisconsin-based division of Western States Envelope & Label with Flenex FW water-washable plates and a Flenex C-Touch 2530 water-wash flexo plate processor.

According to Ryan Nelson, Imaging Manager, Four Lakes Label, they are experiencing enhanced print capability as its Flenex plates are consistently holding a .08% dot, up to a 95% dot linear. “This results in extended color gamut and additional detail in highlight and quarter-tone values, which all but eliminates prep-manipulation for minimum dot. With 175 lpi, one percent dot, and superb dot structure, Flenex delivers consistent quality prints.” He also states, that “With Flenex, we are making plates in about 32 minutes, compared to over 45 minutes with our previous thermal technology; that’s 25 percent faster with Flenex”. With the capability of holding finer dots and better ink transfer, Four Lakes Label is decreasing their ink costs, as they are laying down less ink; and Nelson says it’s covering better.

Armin Karl Geiger

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