Since its introduction as the first digital imager for flexo plates at Drupa in 1995, the CDI commands a 70 percent market share among flexo digital imagers, says EskoArtwork.
“We are proud that the CDI has helped flexography to develop into a significant printing technology — not just in cost but also in quality,” says Jürgen Andresen, the company’s vice president for flexo business. “And we see plenty of room for growth in digital flexo. Only 20 percent of platemaking facilities worldwide are digital, and the demand for flexo related packaging is growing due to significant increases in quality, reliability and consistency. Brand owners and converters specifically ask for digital flexo because of the enhanced print quality, increased productivity and consistent results from plate run to plate run, all of which help reduce time to market.”
Matthews International is an international packaging prepress supplier. The company provides services with 1,900 specialists in more than 30 locations worldwide. It also has the distinction of purchasing the 500th CDI in 2004, for Rudolf Reproflex is Goslar, Germany.