High print quality without waitingNovember 18, 2020
Sustainability is not a trend, it is a necessity. From the desirable extra in the past, the responsible handling of the environment has now changed to a non-negotiable must and is increasingly required by law. The LKA would like to derive the greatest benefit for its customers, quality and quantity on the same level as well as make a contribution to the environment. In view of the steadily increasing requirements with regard to flexible production processes, high quality standards and environmental compatibility, the LKA decided in favor of the nyloflex® Xpress Thermal Processing System from Flint Group. The desire to act more responsibly by reducing VOC emissions no longer means having to forego the quality of printing plates.
Increase quality, protect the environment
Michael Lamprecht, Managing Director at LKA says: “We were looking for an alternative to the solvent-washable printing plates. The Flint Group’s nyloflex® Xpress system has shown us the greatest advantages in terms of sustainability, environmental protection and occupational safety ”. With nyloflex® Xpress, it is easy to comply with local VOC regulations, as developer rolls are used instead of solvents. This also leads to lower health risks for employees, as they do not have to work with solvents. A lean and fast platemaking process with a low plate mix reduces complexity. In connection with a significantly reduced energy consumption, while the print quality can keep up with that of solvent plates.
Thanks to Flint Group’s qualified support, customers can concentrate on their core business. Flint Group analyzes exactly what its customers need, trains their employees, provides on-site support during installation, takes care of remote support and quick troubleshooting. “We were won over by both the service and the quality, as was the faster availability. From imaging to finished plate in just 55 minutes. In addition, the print quality speaks for itself. The lack of use of solvents definitely leads to better environmental protection, sustainability and significantly better working conditions for our employees. The thermal printing plates deliver excellent results, from brilliant solid surfaces to detailed motifs and are in no way inferior to the solvent-washable equivalents ”, says Nina Lamprecht, Managing Director at LKA.