Glossop Cartons has recently invested in an Aquaflex Varnica plate making system.
Installed by the Dantex group and suitable for all varnish applications, the system includes Star Plate software, an A1 exposure unit and an AQF900 plate making system, ensuring that can offer in-house control, improved lead times and reduced costs.
The Aquaflex Varnica plate making system offers superb quality, is high speed, cost effective, has long run capability, is ideal for spot varnish and eliminates the need for strippable blankets. With varnish applications increasingly adding a new dimension to packaging and with growing customer demand, it was the right time for Glossop Cartons to produce these specialist plates for ourselves.
Glossop Cartons managing director, Brian Sidebottom, said: “The internal control and enhanced turnaround times provided by this system is a huge benefit in both terms of cost saving and meeting customer demands. Being able to produce a plate from start to finish in less than 2 hours is a huge improvement to our previous methods.”
Sidebottom added: “We have dealt with Dantex for many years and therefore they were the perfect partner for this project. As ever, the installation, training and after sales support was smooth and trouble free. We look forward to our continued relationship with Dantex and the success and benefits their products bring our business and production team.”
The Dantex Group is the largest distributor in Europe of letterpress and flexoplates and has been serving the packaging industry for 50 years. They are a specialist supplier of water wash photopolymer plates, processing equipment and digital presses.