Xsys to demonstrate full flexo portfolio at Infoflex 2022

The two-day event will bring the flexo community together

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Xsys will display its nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processing System at Infoflex 2022 Photo: Xsys
Xsys will display its nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processing System at Infoflex 2022 Photo: Xsys

Xsys is pleased to announce its participation at Infoflex 2022 on 14 and 15 March. Visitors to the Fort Worth Convention Center in Texas will be able to discuss the latest solutions in flexographic printing plates, platemaking equipment, and sleeves and adapters with the experts on the Xsys booth 415.

The innovative nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processing System F IV, which provides better and more consistent quality, faster production, and easier handling of flexo plates, will be on display. This has proven to reduce press downtime by getting plates ready for printing in less than 60 minutes, which in turn meets brand owners’ requirement for faster time to market. Furthermore, nyloflex Xpress reduces energy usage and costs by up to 94% compared to solvent processing.

Xsys nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processing System is game-changing for flexographic printers

“With print quality that rivals solvent plates, reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), and more environmentally friendly production, the nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processing System is a real game-changer for flexographic printers,” said Eric Gibbs, site director Plates & Prepress North America at Xsys. “Solvent-free is the way to answer demands for more sustainable production of labels and flexible packaging. And not only does this thermal technology lower the impact on the environment, but it also increases health and safety for operators.”

The experts will also be available to advise customers in their choice of flexographic printing plates for all applications, from tags labels to flexible packaging. For platemakers, there will be the chance to learn how the ThermoFlexX portfolio of imagers, Catena plate processing equipment, and Woodpecker surface screening increase OEE in pre-press and produce very consistent plates at a lower cost.

rotec High-performance sleeve Photo: Xsys
rotec High-performance sleeve    Photo: Xsys

From the ever-expanding rotec adapters and sleeves line, visitors will have the opportunity to experience the revolutionary rotec high-performance Sleeve, which provides printers the benefit of bounce reduction and higher press speeds, lower weight, and easier sleeve mounting, along with the rotec Eco Bridge which enables easier and faster sleeve mounting with more efficient compressed air usage.

Organized by the FTA, the two-day event has a long history of bringing together the flexo community, and this year marks the 40th edition. “The Infoflex exhibition has always been central to our industry, but now more than ever, it will bring our community back together again. We see it as a great opportunity to reinforce our existing customer relationships and build new ones for the future, as Xsys continues to innovate in the flexo space and bring more brilliance into the lives of flexo printers,” concluded Dan Rosen, director of National Accounts at Xsys.   

 

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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