High Quality Post Print
Contact Originators works with a range of plate materials suppliers optimising the performance of HQPP technology. Contact are regularly used as an industry Beta test site for next generation HQPP plates to test the latest ‘in the plate’ technologies and the latest plate manufacturing equipment and techniques.
We offer the full range of Nyloflex® range of photopolymer flexographic plates suitable for printing on film, foil, coated paper, corrugate and self-adhesive substrates. Nyloflex® printing plates provide the highest, most consistent quality: fine screens and vignettes and smooth solids on all commonly used substrates. Nyloflex significantly improves ink laydown, high solid ink densities and precise reproduction of the finest highlight details.
We offer a comprehensive, dependable range of MacDermid plate solutions including the latest ITP plates, which produces a digital plate with a unique dot profile from a 1:1 mask-to-plate plate imaging process.
We supply a full range of digital and analogue flexo plates from the DuPont Cyrel® range, offering improved efficiency and consistency for higher quality, at higher speeds, in a wide range of packaging printing applications. For printers and printer converters who continue to prefer a solvent platemaking workflow, we offer a wide range of solvent-processable plates for flexible packaging, label and corrugated packaging designed to provide the optimum balance of quality, productivity and speed.
Contact Originators is proud to be one of the first beta testing companies for the innovative XPS Crystal, which optimally combines UV main and back exposure.
Unlike UV frames, using light bulbs with fluctuating output, the XPS Crystal uses UV LEDs which do not need warm-up time and always emit consistent radiation.
A simultaneous and optimally controlled UV main and back exposure produces highly consistent digital flexo plates – for every digital flexo plate type on every job.
The XPS Crystal exposing unit won the prestigious FTA award, 2017 Intertech Technology Award and the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017!
The latest plate technology innovation from Contact Originators, Optimus is patent pending.
Kongsberg XN22 with ESKO DFS Auto Plate Merge & Device Manager Contact Originators has invested in cutting edge hardware and software integrated into digital workflows to set new standards in mounting for Post Print applications. Automated Plate Merging significantly speeds up the process, drives efficiencies and eliminates the risk of human error. With accurate automated plate cutting, the Kongsberg investment improves accuracy as well as helping to reduce waste, all delivered in minutes.
The first trials of Optimus have been completed with proven savings:
- 21% usage saving
- 11% saving on ink formulation
- Savings due to increased medium and reduction of base pigment
Latest Investments at Contact Originators
Leading edge mounting equipment
Contact Originators has recently invested in 2 x AV 3000 Flatmounts with Image Recognition Software; a new standard has now been set in the Corrugated sector with this move.
Image recognition software for improved quality control gives the Contact team the ability to provide a Certificate of Conformance on every plate.
With mounting accuracy of 100 micron (previously 250 micron), Contact Originators now exceeds the current tolerances within the post print market and has the potential to improve set up times on tight fitting jobs and give the press the best opportunity to work to tolerance.
The newly branded MagnaForma™ technology can today be produced on any plate type. Contact Originators works with a number of suppliers including Flint Group, MacDermid Graphics Solutions and DuPont and is in the process of conducting further analysis to identify the plate technology with the highest stability for optimum long run print performance. The new MagnaForma solution retains a 0.2mm register across the print and the butt join, even when used on solid colours, cannot be identified due to the company’s investment in specialist mounting kit and software.
Kongsberg XN22 with ESKO DFS Auto Plate Merge & Device Manager
Contact Originators has invested in cutting edge hardware and software integrated into digital workflows to set new standards in mounting for Post Print applications.
Automated Plate Merging significantly speeds up the process, drives efficiencies and eliminates the risk of human error. With accurate automated plate cutting, the Kongsberg investment improves accuracy as well as helping to reduce waste, all delivered in minutes.