Eminence Business Media

Eminence Business Media

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New technology designed to impress, dot by dot

DuPont Packaging Graphics has announced full commercialization of DuPont Cyrel DigiFlow, a new digital workflow enhancement designed to expand the capabilities of digital Cyrel and digital Cyrel FAST to deliver superior print quality and productivity.  The new technology will be featured at the upcoming drupa 2012 trade fair, to be held May 3 – 16 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

“Higher quality at higher speed is our focus, and the enhanced capabilities of the new Cyrel DigiFlow system continue to provide our customers with a competitive advantage,” said Tracy Lunt, global technical manager, DuPont Packaging Graphics.  “Cyrel DigiFlow is a powerful tool to improve solid ink densities and print contrast, while maintaining the outstanding image quality typically associated with Cyrel, all within the existing digital workflow.”

Cyrel DigiFlow is a relatively simple and inexpensive modification to the existing line of DuPont exposure units; it adds a chamber that allows the creation of a controlled atmosphere during the main exposure allowing one-to-one reproduction of image elements on the plate.  This one-to-one reproduction is critical to optimizing the effects of solid screening patterns. The Cyrel DigiFlow exposure units were designed for use on an ‘as-needed’ basis, and can easily be switched off when the standard digital dot is the preferred result. Because of the low cost and the flexibility of Cyrel DigiFlow, DuPont believes this is the simplest and most cost-effective solution for those flexographers desiring the ability to seamlessly switch between standard and hybrid dots. The Cyrel DigiFlow offering is now available to order.

DuPont Packaging Graphics is one of the world’s leading suppliers of flexographic plate-making systems in digital and conventional formats, including the DuPont Cyrel brand of photopolymer plates, Cyrel FAST processing equipment, Cyrel round sleeves, mounting and finishing products. DuPont has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.