The FXC Entrance
Moving Flexo Foward

The Flexo Xperience Center

Bringing the industry together to Move Flexo Forward through collaboration, research, experimentation, and training.

Who is The FXC for?

Pre-media suppliers, printers and converters: Trial the latest equipment, software, and materials in flexographic printing.
Brands and CPGs: Flexo can meet your printing needs, ensure brand integrity, reduce costs, and help meet sustainability goals.  
Students and Educational Institutions: Hands-on learning and research, access to internships and network with industry leaders.
The FXC Soma Press Atlanta:  Who the FXC is For
MacDermid Graphics Solutions
MacDermid Graphics Solutions

SOMA Engineering

The Print Story

Packaging goes from concept to design to files ready to print

Our partners represent every step in the printing process.

CSW Inc., Digimarc, Esko, GMG Color, Hamillroad, Hybrid Software, X-Rite Pantone are involved in this step.

The plates are processed for printing

The image is laser-ablated onto the printing plates, which are then 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

Proper cleaning and storage helps maintain the quality of future print runs and prevents contamination. This is achieved with the aid of partners ColorConsulting, Flexo Wash, Microdynamics, Troika Systems, and X-Rite Pantone.

The final print is inspected off-line and converted to its final form

Once the printing is complete, the print is inspected and then the packaging is converted. The FXC partners of this step are ColorConsulting, GMG Color, and X-Rite Pantone.

Why Move Flexo Forward?

Becky Bunch The FXC Program Manager
Becky Bunch MacDermid FXC Program Manager

We believe innovation comes from collaboration. The FXC is the perfect place for suppliers, printers, and brand managers to innovate together.

Garrett Taylor
Garrett Taylor SOMA US and Canada Sales Director

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.