This device combines UV main and back exposure in a single operation: the XPS Crystal 5080. A new digital flexo plate imager, based on the current industry leading CDI technology, will also be introduced: the CDI Crystal 5080. Both devices can be connected as one single device, the CDI Crystal 5080 XPS, thus combining plate imaging and exposing into a single operation. This solution cuts the number of manual handling steps by 50% compared to other technologies and reduces the time needed to produce a press-ready plate by almost 70%. The product uses the tested and proven imaging technology that is the hallmark of Esko solutions, CDI LAMS ablation laser and high-resolution optics.
The new CDI contains a glass plate table. This is used to transfer flexo plates onto the imaging drum and to transport the plate after imaging to the XPS device.