First ThermoFlexX 48 Digital Imager in Malaysia
Neutone Graphic Sdn Bhd installed a ThermoFlexX 48 imager from Xeikon Pre-press (part of the Flint Digital Division) in February 2018.
The company is located in Puchong, Malaysia and was established in 2008. They offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ for flexographic printers now including digital plates for corrugated, flexible packaging and label printing.
Neutone Graphic Managing Director, Leong Thin Foo commented: “We look for good investments to continually improve the quality and reliability of our products for the benefit of our loyal customer base. ThermoFlexX systems seemed to offer all we were looking for. We have not been disappointed. In addition to the obvious plate enhancements we have noticed the excellent build quality of our new machine and we’re proud to show it to our customers.
"We have found ThermoFlexX very easy to operate. Excellent back-up and training from our local Flint Group office really helped our confidence and we’ve integrated this state-of-the- art equipment into our production very quickly and make full use of it. We often heard that changing over to digital plates could be difficult but we have not experienced that at all,” he continued.
ThermoFlexX 48 digital imaging systems work at all industry resolutions up to 5080dpi. Plate format is 1200 x 900mm. Resolutions, most commonly 2400, 2540, 4000, 4800 and 5080dpi, can be mixed on one plate and imaged together. The unique loading tray minimises operator intervention, once the plate cover sheet is removed the plate can be imaged and unloaded without touching it. In addition to higher quality, ThermoFlexX also offers high productivity, with up to 6m2 an hour with a ThermoFlexX 48 system. Larger, 60 and 80 systems offer a dual-head option for up to 12m2/ hour speeds.
“We are very pleased to partner with Neutone Graphic and we look forward to growing this excellent relationship. In general, opportunities and successes in Asia are noticeably increasing. Leading companies are definitely considering more and more the ThermoFlexX advantages; high-resolution, high-productivity, ease of use and build quality," said regional sales manager, Tony Teh.
"This is a very exciting time for us. Expanding our sales and support network here by integration into the Flint Group has worked very well. With Flint Image Transfer Solutions we can now offer a one-stop-shop for flexo, letterpress and dry-offset plate makers in addition to sales through our existing channels."
First published in June 2018 issue of Print Innovation Asia.