The Comexi Technology Center turnkey project, a collaboration with Esko, Asahi and DuPont, culminates once client daily production is efficiently autonomous
The Manel Xifra Boada Technology Center, Comexi CTec, which specializes in training, advice, and technical process support for the printing and converting sectors of the flexible packaging industry, has incorporated into its portfolio a new service. The objective of this service is to integrate the prepress process, from ground zero, into the facilities of its clients. This turnkey project is the collaboration of various highly qualified partners, including Esko, Asahi and DuPont. The project culminates once the client independently produces preprint while adhering to all defined quality standards.
“Prepress control is an essential element for the process, regarding both efficiency and final product quality. With respect to competitiveness, being able to control the process is essential”, explains Albert López, the head of the Comexi CTec. He adds that “the evolution of plate production technology towards a time to market response influenced by sustainability, suggests that over time, more and more converters will integrate prepress into their own production process."
In order to make the transition as easy as possible in regard to cost and time, knowledge is vital. Comexi CTec is equipped with the necessary resources to offer its clients the possibility of integrating the entire prepress workflow through a turnkey project. The company's technological proposal involves the integration, from ground zero, of a prepress department, and includes hardware, software, installation, optimization, training, and production support until the client is autonomously efficient. The estimated time to complete the project is approximately six months.
The technological proposal has an exposure system with a process of solvent-free plates which produce rapidly. Processing technology can be water-based or thermal, and in less than 50 minutes, the plate is ready for production.