ECO3, one of the leading global suppliers of prepress systems to the offset industry (and formerly known as Agfa Offset Solutions), enters the world of flexo. At Labelexpo (Brussels, September 11-14), the company will demonstrate its portfolio for the flexo label segment.
Based on its long-standing expertise in prepress, ECO3 has now mirrored its successful approach of offering a complete solution to the offset printing industry into the world of flexo. ECO3 will offer a complete prepress system for flexo, from editing the designer's artwork and image quality enhancement to the highest-quality press-ready aqueous flexo plates.
"The attractive 'total cost-of-ownership' of our open system will be especially appealing to those label printers who consider taking prepress as an in-house activity, rather than having to rely on external service providers," explains Guy Desmet, Head of Marketing. "With its years of experience, ECO3 has a proven track record of guiding and supporting customers going through that important step in their journey to sustainable growth."
Having an integrated and complete prepress solution from a single supplier removes a lot of worries for printers. ECO3 invested a lot of R&D to tune software, film, plate and equipment, so the highest plate print quality can now be achieved with an eco-friendly solution.
ECO3 Flexo portfolio overview
The system solution that ECO3 launches includes:
Amfortis cloud-based packaging prepress software
Amfortis Editor for artwork editing and preparation, Amfortis PlateAssembler for optimum layout assembly and Amfortis Bridge as a collaboration platform between all stakeholders
Print quality enhancement software
SPIR@L screening for best image reproduction and GridTune surface patterning for optimal ink laydown and increased print latitude
MAGIS 830nm sensitive Dry Film and MAGIS aqueous flexo plates, for a superb image quality reproduction with its flat top dot allowing finest dot reproduction
MAGIS DI imager, MAGIS Laminator, MAGIS Aqueous Processor and MAGIS EDLF Finishing equipment
Frederik Dehing, Head of Sales, concludes: "While our company has a global reach with direct sales, service and application managers in more than 30 countries, we will initially focus on Europe and South-America. Our primary target is the label segment, but it is our ambition to grow in this industry, both in geography and in applications."