Company looks at the history of flexography in the label market and what it means for the future.
David Galton, European Sales Director, Asahi Photoproducts12.24.18
As we look back over the last 45 years, we at Asahi Photoproducts are proud of our contributions to the label industry and flexographic technology. Both AFP and AWP plates, introduced in 1982 and 2000 respectively, represented significant innovation to flexography, and we’re not stopping now.
Forty-five years is a long time, and much has changed. In this post, we share a little of the history of flexography in the label market and what it means for the future.
At the Core: The Flexographic Press
Forty-five years ago, the narrow web “reel-to-reel” market was dominated by two flexographic printing press manufacturers: Mark Andy and Webron. As the need for labels became more complex, other manufacturers, Nilpeter, Comco and the Canadian Primoflex Systems (CPS), started to emerge with novel design features. The rapid expansion of the label market combined with growing competition meant that better flexographic printing equipment was available, and by 1972 the first comm
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