Esko launches CDI Spark 2420 flexo plate imager

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Esko (www.esko.com/FlexoCtP) announces a new addition to its market-leading family of CDI flexo plate imagers with the introduction of the CDI Spark 2420. This new, compact system incorporates the quality and performance for which Esko’s CDI family is renowned. The CDI Spark 2420 is designed for narrow web label converters and combines a different image size with greater plate material flexibility. The new CDI Spark 2420 is thus perfectly positioned to capture business opportunities in the growing tag and label market.

 

CDI Spark

 

“According to FINAT, global label demand across all print technologies is expected to continuously grow in the coming years, while world label demand growth for 2012/13 is approximately 6-7% (1). To help small to medium printing operations capitalize on these growth opportunities, we introduce this new size CDI. It's the perfect complement to our existing range,” says Jan Buchweitz, Esko Senior Product Manager, Digital Flexo. “The CDI Spark 2420 fits neatly into our portfolio that includes the CDI Sparks 1712, 2120 and 2530. It provides a more cost-effective solution that better fits plates for those customers that would previously have considered the larger CDI 2530 as the most suitable option. It demonstrates Esko’s commitment to listen to our customers and to provide solutions that best meet their needs.”

Addressing growing needs of tag and label market

The tag and label market is increasingly demanding high quality flexo and a wider diversity of printing applications. To address this, the CDI Spark 2420 is designed to image plate sizes up to 609 mm x 508 mm (24“ by 20“) and also handle a wider range of plate materials. These include digital flexo plates, chemistry free film, digital foil-based letterpress plates, digital metal-based letterpress plates and digital silk screens. Operation is aided by EasyClamp, which securely holds flexo plates of any thickness on the vacuum drum.

Understanding its customers' need to continually expand capabilities and market reach, Esko provides an imaging resolution upgrade path on the CDI Spark 2420. Customers can choose the standard 2000ppi to 2540ppi or upgrade to High Res 2540ppi to 4000ppi or HD Flexo 4000ppi in combination with high definition screening. This helps them offer the exceptional quality sought by brand owners. In addition, the CDI Spark 2420 comes with the choice of Optics 7.5, Optics 10 or Optics 15. As performance speed is determined by the optics, customers have the flexibility to choose the optics to match their current workflow and business growth.

“With the enhanced CDI Spark range, tag and label printers can find an upgradeable system that matches their investment levels and that delivers the quality and performance they need today,” concludes Buchweitz. “Small to medium companies can develop at their own pace, confident that they can meet the future expectations of all customers – large or small.”

 

Esko CDI Spark family : overview (part I)

 

 

CDI Spark 1712

CDI Spark 2120

CDI Spark 2420

CDI Spark 2530

Image quality

screen rulings up to 250 lpi

halftone 1-99%

standard Optics: fully variable from 2000 to 2540 ppi on job-to-job base

High Res Optics: fully variable from 2540 to 4000 ppi on job-to-job base

 

HD Flexo option for the finest print quality in flexo

Productivity

Optics 7,5 (0,75 m²/h)

Optics 7,5 (0,75 m²/h)

Optics 10 (1,0 m²/h)

Optics 7,5 (0,75 m²/h)

Optics 10 (1,0 m²/h)

Optics 15 (1,5 m²/h)

Optics 7,5 (0,75 m²/h)

Optics 10 (1,0 m²/h)

Optics 15 (1,5 m²/h)

Optics 25 (2,5 m²/h)

Plate sizes

420 mm x 300 mm

(17" x 12")

533 mm x 508 mm

(21" x 20")

609 mm x 508 mm

(24" x 20")

635 mm x 762 mm

(25" x 30")

 

Esko CDI Spark family : overview (part II)

 

 

CDI Spark 4835

CDI Spark 4260 / 4260 Auto

CDI Spark 5080 / 5080 Auto

Image quality

screen rulings up to 250 lpi

halftone 1-99%

standard Optics: fully variable from 2000 to 2540 ppi on job-to-job base

High Res Optics: fully variable from 2540 to 4000 ppi on job-to-job base

 

HD Flexo option for the finest print quality in flexo

Productivity

Optics 15 (1,5 m²/h)

Optics 25 (2,5 m²/h)

Optics 40 (4,0 m²/h)

Optics 80 (8,0 m²/h)

Optics 15 (1,5 m²/h)

Optics 25 (2,5 m²/h)

Optics 40 (4,0 m²/h)

Optics 80 (8,0 m²/h)

Optics 15 (1,5 m²/h)

Optics 25 (2,5 m²/h)

Optics 40 (4,0 m²/h)

Optics 80 (8,0 m²/h)

Plate sizes

1200  mm x 900 mm

(48" x 35")

1067 mm x 1524 mm

(42" x 60")

1270 mm x 2032 mm

(50" x 80")

 

For more details, visit www.esko.com/FlexoCtP.

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