Who is The FXC for?
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?
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.