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Discover new solutions that fit customers’ needs, increase quality, improve workflows and strengthen your business at Virtual Innovation Central.

Virtual Innovation Central is an intimate venue for in-depth discussions of the technologies shaping and defining modern-day flexographic printing. Presentations are delivered by industry experts and focused directly on how their products and services can have a meaningful, immediate and measurable impact on business.

Presentations

Watch (and re-watch) all six presentations from Virtual Innovation Central, on demand. Click the “Chapters” icon in the bottom-right corner of the video player () to view a list of topics covered in each presentation. Click a specific chapter (or a marker in the video player’s progress bar) to jump to that spot in the presentation.

Optimizing Ink Usage Through Anilox and Doctor Blade Selection

Presented by Ron King and Bobby Furr, Daetwyler

Optimizing Ink Usage Through Anilox and Doctor Blade Selection

Presented by Ron King and Bobby Furr, Daetwyler

Often printers are faced with pricing challenges from CPC groups in order to stay competitive. They look to their supply chain to help them reduce spend. In some cases, this has been achieved through price reduction of consumable products, but often more financially beneficial solutions can be realized through a service-oriented, inclusive supply chain.

Ron and Bobby present actual data to show how anilox rollers and doctor blades working together can provide ink reductions, but still be able to maintain the same levels of quality. Different engraving types can be utilized to help facilitate better ink transfer, but the key is using a specific doctor blade which is matched to the engraving in order to duplicate and sustain the initial test results.


Transform Your Business with Digital Printing Innovations

Presented by Jeff Skolnik, Anderson & Vreeland and Kent Wolford, Xeikon Digital Solutions

Transform Your Business with Digital Printing Innovations

Presented by Jeff Skolnik, Anderson & Vreeland and Kent Wolford, Xeikon Digital Solutions

Today, more than ever, our industry has been called upon to provide newer, more innovative, faster solutions. Xeikon Digital Solutions, together with Anderson & Vreeland’s Digital Portfolio, offer a complete offering of print solutions—both digital and flexo—complete with the necessary related technologies to drive front-end workflow; and customer service-related functionalities of scheduling, estimating, inventory management, collaborative proofing, printing and finishing solutions.

The digital technology that fits best depends on your application, with industry leading dry-toner and inkjet UV solutions for label, folding carton, pouch, IML, heat transfer self-adhesive.


tesa Twinlock: The Sustainable and Reusable Plate Mounting Solution

Presented by Steve Molinets, tesa tape Inc

tesa Twinlock: The Sustainable and Reusable Plate Mounting Solution

Presented by Steve Molinets, tesa tape Inc

tesa Twinlock is the only permanent self-adhesive and compressible plate mounting sleeve in the market. Learn how this unique sleeve technology provides sustainable and re-usable plate mounting solutions for cost-efficient and consistent high-quality print jobs. tesa Twinlock eliminates product waste and helps maximize return on investment.

Find out how it’s disrupting the flexo industry with its combination of cost savings, consistent print quality and sustainability.


DuPont Cyrel FAST: More Than 20 Years of Sustainability

Presented by Shyamal Desai, DuPont Advanced Printing

DuPont Cyrel FAST: More Than 20 Years of Sustainability

Presented by Shyamal Desai, DuPont Advanced Printing

DuPont Cyrel FAST thermal workflow is an innovative, highly productive plate processing technology that uses solvent-free thermal processing to produce a press-ready finished plate in one hour or less. It also features one of the smallest environmental footprints available today, resulting in up savings in greenhouse gas generation, reductions in non-renewable energy consumption, compliance with the increasing requirements of environmental legislation and a safer, low-emission work environment compared to solvent plate making. Learn more about the company’s latest offerings.


Sustainable Options for Inks and Coatings for Packaging

Presented by Jim Felsberg, Sun Chemical Corp

Sustainable Options for Inks and Coatings for Packaging

Presented by Jim Felsberg, Sun Chemical Corp

Jim discusses sustainable options available for inks and coatings for packaging applications.


Productivity Without Compromise: Plate Making That’s Fast, Clean and Green

Presented by Catherine Green, Miraclon Corp

Productivity Without Compromise: Plate Making That’s Fast, Clean and Green

Presented by Catherine Green, Miraclon Corp

Water wash has come a long way! During this presentation, you will discover the benefits of the KODAK FLEXCEL NX Ultra Solution plate system, a 2020 FTA Technical Innovation Award recipient. On press and in the plateroom, efficiency is increased, and the typical obstacles of other aqueous plate making systems are eliminated by patented KODAK Ultra Clean technology. The FLEXCEL NX Ultra Solution provides high-speed, solvent-free, VOC-free plate making while delivering all the proven print grounded in FLEXCEL NX technology.