The new center is set up to demonstrate and teach how Esko masters the entire flexo plate making eco-system, from design and prepress, through color management, flexo plate preparation, imaging, and exposure, right up to cutting plates ready for mounting on the printing press.
Assembly of flexo plate imaging devices CDI Crystal and CDI Spark, and of the flexo plate exposure systems XPS Crystal, will take place in this new Itzehoe plant.
“It’s a modern environment, a great workplace for our staff, and a welcoming setting where we will host many visitors in the future,” said Holger Jacobsen, Esko’s plant manager.
Esko systems are neutral and open to almost all types of digital flexo plates.
“Itzehoe will continue to be the epicenter of everything flexo-related, from development to service delivery,” Esko’s President Udo Panenka said. “In recent years, the industry has continued to applaud innovations out of Itzehoe, such as the award-winning XPS Crystal systems for UV exposure of flexo plates, which set a new standard of quality, consistency and productivity.”