Esko Technology Helps Trade Shop

MIAMISBURG, OH | Flexografix a premedia trade shop based in Carol Stream, IL, reports it has installed Esko Full HD Flexo to offer exceptional, high quality plates. Ken Pavett acquired Flexografix in 2003 and quickly retooled the company, developing a highly skilled staff, and implementing advanced technology to ensure the company goals of providing stronger value, impeccable quality, and better service could be met—for printers or brand owners.

Since Pavett took over as CEO and president, sales revenues have increased considerably, and Esko has been at Pavett’s side almost from the beginning. “Our customers love that they can put our plates on press, and they consistently meet the expectations of the project with less effort. We engineer color separations and plates that are as easy as possible to print and match our proofs, while protecting the designer’s original intent,” says Pavett.

The entire Flexografix flexo platemaking workflow, from prepress to the finished plates, is provided by Esko tools—editing and workflow automation. This includes an Esko Automation Engine workflow server engine to automate prepress administrative tasks, DeskPack plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator, and PackEdge, a robust pre-production editor. The company also recently installed a Kongsberg XL24 finishing table as part of a Digital Flexo Suite solution.

In 2011 Flexografix added a second Esko CDI imager, a CDI 4260. The company was using HD Flexo, particularly for higher quality narrow web printing customers to help them fade vignettes or drop shadows to zero.

"We received great support from Esko,” Pavett says. “The Esko Flexo Implementation and Quality [FIQ] team gave us a lot of attention. We had high expectations for the performance of the technology, and Esko helped deliver on those expectations. They also gave us some advanced techniques to further improve the technology. They went above and beyond to make it successful from an application standpoint.”

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