We have now taken delivery of a new Flint washout and exposure unit, doubling our production capacity. The new washout is up to 45% faster due to additional brushes which shorten the processing time significantly, thus improving productivity. The large exposure unit is equipped with a glass exposure bed for back and main exposure without turn of the plate and also features a toplift design which offers optimal accessibility from all sides.
Adding to our existing wide format proofing devices we have now installed an Epson WT7900. This device allows us to produce high quality proofs onto clear film with a White ink. This allows us to produce excellent proofs for flexible packaging. The WT7900 is driven by GMG colour management software ensuring accurate calibration and profiling.
We are thrilled to announce that we applied the repro and supplied the plates to help Mercury Packaging win the FlexoTech 2011 award for flexible packaging (process).
Our expert retouching and high quality plate production lead to the following comments by the judges. “The winner shows process work of the highest quality, reflected particularly in the quality of the fleshtone, and the very strong black on such a lightweight substrate – the small point text characters were clearly legible even when reversed out. A clear winner!”
As part of our continuing expansion, Phoenix are proud to announce the arrival of our second digital imaging device, the CDi Classic which will offer superior quality HD plates imaged at 4000dpi up to 50” x 80” (1270 mm x 2032 mm).
HD Flexo revolutionises digital flexo by combining high-resolution optics with finely tuned screening technology to create high-definition results with sharper details, higher contrasts, an expanded gamut and extended tonal range.
To allow for future growth within the business we are currently in the process of extending our building giving us double the space in our plate manufacturing department. This will give us room to further expand our business with the addition of a new digital imager.