DuPont™ Cyrel® Flexographic Printing System Innovations Highlighted at All in Print China

SHANGHAI, 9 January 2015 - DuPont Packaging Graphics (DuPont) recently attended the All in Print China trade show at the Shanghai New International Expo Center.  During All in Print, DuPont celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Cyrel® brand of flexographic printing systems and highlighted the newest DuPont™ Cyrel® flexographic plate and equipment technologies for the flexible packaging, tag and label, and book and magazine markets.  DuPont highlighted the new Cyrel® FAST DFUV flexographic printing plates and the latest Cyrel® DigiFlow 2000 digital workflow enhancement system, designed to deliver quality, productivity and sustainability benefits to flexographic printers.  Also DuPont signed, separately, two important contracts with Shanghai Wenshun Trade Co., Ltd. and Qingdao Keqiangda Design Plate Co., Ltd.

“Over the past 40 years, DuPont™ Cyrel® has been leading innovation in flexographic printing technology,” said Tina Wu, Asia Pacific regional business director, DuPont Packaging Graphics. “For example, DigiFlow technology enables a step-change in quality for flexible packaging; FAST technology eliminates solvent during the plate-making process and has become popular as a sustainable solution.  These technologies improve printing quality and reduce printing activities impact to the environment.  They also help our customers raise productivity, and reduce cost.”

At the DuPont booth, the new Cyrel® DigiFlow 2000 exposure equipment received a lot of visitor attention. DuPont™ Cyrel® DigiFlow is a new digital workflow enhancement that expands the capabilities of digital Cyrel® and digital Cyrel® FAST to deliver superior print quality and productivity.  With a simple and inexpensive modification to the existing line of DuPont™ Cyrel® exposure units, the Cyrel® DigiFlow modification is designed to be used on an as needed basis when a hybrid flat top dot is required.  It also optimizes the benefits associated with solid screening programs such as Esko HD Flexo Microcell.

The new Cyrel® FAST DFUV flexographic printing plate was introduced to China customers in the exhibition for the first time.  The Cyrel® FAST DFUV flexographic printing plate is designed specifically for the narrow web printer who needs a high-performance plate for use with ultraviolet (UV) curable inks.  It is a thermal process plate that comes up to color quickly minimizing startup waste and prints smooth and dense solids, without compromising dot gain, highlights and resolution.  This new plate can improve solid ink density, reduce waste, save time and cost in applications involving high-end substrates such as pressure sensitive and self-adhesives labels. 

During the exhibition, DuPont signed two important contracts with Shanghai Wenshun Trade Co., Ltd. and Qingdao Keqiangda Design Plate Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Wenshun Trade Co., Ltd. purchased two sets of DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST 1001TD solventless thermal plate systems, offering services to the printing and glazing links mainly for Dongguan Hucai Color Printing Co. and other large enterprises. “The DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST system can save us a lot of time, improve the printing resistance significantly, meanwhile impact the environment very little. It matches Hucai’s mission, which is providing green products and being green manufactory,” said Chengjun Ge, plate-making director,Hucai Printing Department.  “We will apply the advanced Cyrel® technology to our printing and glazing operations and look forward to further collaboration.” The Hucai Group is one of the national top hundred companies for printing, and specializes in high-end cigarette and wine package printing.

Chugui Li, the General Manager of Qingdao Keqiangda Design Plate Co., Ltd. commented that the company has been in collaboration with DuPont for 18 years, and was very satisfied with the DuPont™ Cyrel® products and state-of-art technology. "Based on the state-of-art products and the attentive service DuPont has delivered, we have had and will continue long-term good cooperation,” said Li. “The complete DuPont™ Cyrel® DigiFlow 3000 plate-making system will provide better printing quality and service to our customers.”  The main focus of the Qingdao Keqiangda Design Plate Co., Ltd. is carton printing, pre-print and flexible packaging printing, serving well-known enterprises such as Yili and Mengniu.

DuPont marked the 40th anniversary of DuPont™ Cyrel® flexographic printing systems in 2014 by commemorating its past, celebrating its present and looking ahead to a future of continued innovation.  In 1974, DuPont introduced the first elastomeric photopolymer printing plates under the Cyrel® brand to the printed packaging industry.  Forty years later, DuPont has played a leading role in shaping the industry, consistently advancing flexography through its Cyrel® systems and working to provide printers with the best balance of quality, productivity and sustainability to help them succeed.

For more information on these products, please visit DuPont Packaging Graphics at Booth W1 A130 at All in Print China, or visit the website www.cyrel.com/ap

DuPont Packaging Graphics is one of the world’s leading suppliers of flexographic plate-making systems in digital and conventional formats, including DuPont™ Cyrel® photopolymer plates, Cyrel® FAST processing equipment, Cyrel® round sleeves, mounting and finishing products.  For more information about DuPont Packaging Graphics, please visit http://cyrel.com/ap

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