Esko’s Post-Rip Tools Increase Plate Room Efficiency
Gent, Belgium-based Esko’s Digital Flexo Suite for Labels includes a number of post-rip tools to increase efficiency in the plate room, particularly for label printers. For example, PlatePrep automatically crops, sorts and arranges labels on a large flexo plate for an efficient and cost-effective plate output, with as little waste as possible. As soon as a plate is filled with label separations, it is sent to an Esko CDI flexo plate imager. At the same time, information about the plate is sent to a Kongsberg cutting table, where the individual label separations are cut automatically. With increasing design variations and ever-shrinking print run lengths, this automated solution saves time and money for trade shops and label converters.
Esko also offers a variety of dedicated digital flexo imaging devices aimed at the label and tag markets, such as the Esko CDI Spark 2120 and Esko CDI Spark 2530, as well as the Esko Kongsberg i-XE10, a digital, dieless cutting table.
The Kongsberg i-XE Series is an automated digital finishing system based on the technology and robust architecture of the Kongsberg i-XL Series of large-format digital finishing tables. The Kongsberg i-XE10 is scaled down to a smaller format, designed to offer a fast, productive solution for digital finishing. The table can handle kiss-and-through cutting of vinyl, polycarbonate, polyester, polypropylene, carton stock and more. The work area of the i-XE10 is 800x1100 mm (31.5x43.3"), and it can accept material as large as 900x1200 mm (35.4x47.2").
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The Kongsberg i-XE10 dieless cutting table from Esko