Flint Group’s flexographic division is gearing up for Labelexpo Americas 2018, set for Sept. 25-27 in Rosemont, Illinois. 
Flint Group’s flexographic division will demonstrate the latest innovations in its nyloflex printing plates, plate processing equipment and rotec sleeves and adapters for label and narrow web printing.
“As a solutions provider, Flint Group is able to share its expertise in the different flexo printing components to develop products that synergistically work together to deliver added value to our customers,” says Jim Rogers, vice president and general manager, flexographic. “For example, we used our technical competence in the area of inks to foster our development of the nyloflex XVH thermal printing plate to work optimally with low migration UV flexo inks to ensure longer and cleaner print runs. Flint Group’s comprehensive approach to developing solutions that meet our customers’ challenges is seen across the product portfolio.”
Flint Group will highlight at Labelexpo Americas the nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processing System with its latest plate addition, the nyloflex XVH Digital plate, a new, hard durometer plate with an inherently flat top surface. It can be used as-is or further tailored with the use of surface screening. This thermally-processed printing plate provides detail that rivals the quality of solvent-processed plates. 
Flint Group will also launch nyloprint WF SHARP at the show. The water-washable, film-based plate for the high-end label market improves quality with the highest line count for reproduction of the finest details. This plate is suitable for all types of processing equipment with a flexible polyester base, which results in excellent adaptation to different cylinders.
Also on display will be the rotec Eco Bridge, a unique adapter for use on flexographic printing presses and plate-mounting equipment. It features a breathable metal ring that creates an air pillow around the entire circumference of the adapter for easy and fast mounting of sleeves. It uses 90 percent less volume of compressed air, reducing noise and enabling cost savings.
The rotec High Speed Sleeve, also on display, has been developed with a compressible surface to reduce press bounce and enable printers to increase press speeds 30-80 percent. Its exclusive composition also supports a significant increase in press speed. 
Flint Group will have experts on hand from three divisions – Flexographic, Narrow Web and Digital Solutions (Xeikon) – to assist visitors with the challenges of prepress and press operations.
Visitors are also invited to Flint Group’s Speaker’s Corner, where the company and other industry leaders will share their knowledge and answer questions. On Sept. 26, Flint Group will reveal the winners of its 14th Annual Print Awards, which celebrate the best label submissions from Flint Group’s Narrow Web, Flexographic and Xeikon customers. The awards will recognize customers for their outstanding print produced with Flint Group products.
All are invited to join the “Happiest of Happy Hours” at 4 p.m. daily in the Flint Group booth for refreshments and a chance to network with printers and converters from across the industry.
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