SunGraphics, Maumee, OH, a prepress trade service for paper packaging, has announced the opening of its new graphic design center and flexo plate manufacturing facility in Antioch, CA. The state-of-the-art facility provides package design and finished flexographic printing plates used in the production of paper packaging such as corrugated boxes, folding cartons and retail point-of-purchase displays. It has been positioned in the Bay Area to provide services to consumer goods companies and packaging converters in California and other western states, said Dave Garnache, SunGraphics business manager. At the heart of the Antioch facility is the West Coast’s largest imagesetter, capable of providing one-piece films up to 96.5 inches x 63.5 inches.
“When used in conjunction with our large-format DuPont Cyrel platemaking system, the new Esko Gigasetter and Kodak Polychrome Graphics films and processors will allow Sun Graphics to produce a single set of films to make flexo plates for printing of large boxes used for computers, electronics and other industrial markets,” Mr. Garnache said.
In addition, SunGraphics also can produce film sets in line-screen halftone or the emerging stochastic screens for other applications requiring extra large formats, such as process-color offset or wide-web flexible package printing.
“The SunGraphics design and manufacturing team can help consumer goods companies translate their ideas into effective packaging that sells product and builds brands,” Mr. Garnache said. “We place a special emphasis on determining customer requirements, providing fast turnaround, and then making accurate flexo plates that assure consistency of quality when used at multiple printing locations.”