Eagle Flexible Packaging Installs SOMA Press

BATAVIA, IL–Eagle Flexible Packaging, Inc. an active FTA printer member and leader in the flexible packaging industry, recently acquired a SOMA Optima2 wide web flexographic printing press. This strategic investment underscores the converter’s commitment to enhancing its production capabilities, capacity and delivering superior quality packaging solutions to its valued customers.

The SOMA Optima2, renowned for precision and efficiency, is a significant addition to Eagle’s flexographic printing operations. Equipped with the latest in automation to include automated plate mounting, auto registration and speeds at or above 1,600 fpm, this press offers unparalleled capabilities, enabling Eagle to meet the diverse and evolving needs of the market.

It also features SOMA’s Changeover Wizard, recipient of a prestigious FTA Technical Innovation award that assures jobs are prepared quickly and without manual error. “We are thrilled to integrate the SOMA Optima2into our operations,” said Ed Walenga, CEO of Eagle. “This acquisition represents a significant step forward in our mission to continuously enhance the exceptional service and quality we strive to provide all of our customers. With this new technology, we can offer our clients industry leading print quality and production efficiencies.”

The SOMA Optima2 features advanced capabilities, including quick changeover times, reduced waste, and precise color matching, ensuring that Eagle can produce packaging that exceeds industry standards. This aligns with Eagle’s dedication to sustainability and operational excellence.