Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
9291 Bryn Mawr Ave,
Rosemont, IL 60018

APR takes converters on journey from 'prepress to press'


Booth visitors receive a copy of the APR Narrow Web Flexo Production and Digital Printing white paper.

At Labelexpo Americas, All Printing Resources (APR) is taking converters on a journey from "Prepress to Press" at booth 937. The company is showcasing a range of production solutions that offer converters increased efficiencies, superb precision in job-to-job repeatability, and state-of-the-art digital/flexo hybrid printing.

On display is MacDermid Graphic Solutions’ continued evolution of the LAVA Thermal Plate Processing System. The latest design of the Lava incorporates remote diagnostics, an improved heating system, web path controls, and additional enhancements that complement the company’s line of digital plates.

APR is also featuring Colordyne Technologies’ 3600 Series Retrofit System. The system allows converters to economically transform their existing flexo press into a state-of-the-art digital/flexo hybrid press. The Retrofit System’s Memjet technology enables converters to turn their existing flexo label presses into a full-color digital inkjet solution that allows them to use their existing tooling inventories.

Also on display is an Esko CDI Spark 2530 digital flexo imaging system. Esko’s CDI Imagers allow flexo printers to achieve gravure and offset quality including smoother, sharper images with an expanded tonal range, brighter and more vibrant solids, and a wider color gamut. Show attendees will be able to explore Esko’s DeskPack plugin solutions for Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop as well as other solutions to further automate prepress workflow and enhance productivity while reducing errors.

APR is showcasing the Troika AniCAM 3D Scanning Microscope with flexo plate, anilox roll and gravure cylinder measuring capabilities. Also on hand is the Troika Plate-II-Print HD with plate and print reading capabilities and SpotOn! Flexo – a simple software product designed for the pressroom to improve color matching and reduce make-ready times.

Label converters that visit the booth receive a copy of the APR Narrow Web Flexo Production and Digital Printing White Paper. Labelexpo marks the official release date of the White Paper and features the results of an extensive APR-commissioned research study that surveyed label printers and converters throughout the US about the drivers of digital press acquisitions in addition to key flexo production benchmarking metrics. The research results will not be made public and will only be available to converters that visit APR’s booth.