Who is The FXC for?
Our Founding Partners
Two companies focused on the future of flexo came together with a mission of moving flexo forward.
The Print Story
Packaging goes from concept to design to files ready to print.
This stage in the flexo process includes image retouching, color management, file preparation, and advanced screening. The FXC partners in this step are CSW Inc., Digimarc, Esko, Flexo Wash, GMG Color, Hamillroad, Hybrid Software, X-Rite Pantone.
The plates are processed for printing
The image is laser ablated to the printing plates, the plates are processed, and analyzed. The FXC partners in this step include MacDermid Graphics Solutions, CleanPlanet, DAM Italy, Esko, and Troika Systems.
The plates are prepared to go on press
The plates are mounted on the printing sleeve using sticky back tape or other adhesive solutions. The FXC partners of plate mounting include SOMA, AV Flexologic, Lohmann, Rossini, Tech Sleeves, and tesa.
The design is printed
Multiple components work together to reproduce high-quality images on film, paper, and other media. The partners of The FXC for the printing step include SOMA, Apex, BST Group, Esterlam, Harper, Interflex, and Provident.
Components used in printing are cleaned and stored
The plates and anilox rolls are cleaned and stored. The post-print cleaning partner of The FXC is Flexo Wash.
The final print is inspected off-line and converted to its final form
Once the printing is complete the print is inspected and when complete the packaging is converted. The FXC partners of this step are ColorConsulting, GMG Color, and X-Rite Pantone.
Why The FXC is needed
We believe innovation comes from collaboration. The FXC is the perfect place for suppliers, printers, and brand managers to innovate together.
The FXC is a unique opportunity to provide both a place to get the most out of flexo technology as well as a lab environment to learn.