Glunz & Jensen Releases New FlexiPose 520

During InfoFlex 2022 Glunz & Jensen revealed the new design of the FlexiPose 520 EC (Exposure with Cooled bed) and ECLF (Exposure with Cooled bed and Light Finisher).

Starting from 2023, CTGA will accept orders for this new series of equipment from G&J. The standard color scheme is using as main color (for the structure) RAL 7035 (light grey), some details will be colored in a darker grey, RAL 7021. This decision favors harmonizing the presence of machines in work environments that use equipment from other brands to some platemaking complementary functions, such as laser ablation, film imaging or plate cutting.

This new series of flexographic plate displays in maximum format 1310 mm x 2032 mm (52 “x 80”) offers a portfolio of machines with unique technical features such as pneumatic lid opening, improved cooling systems for both ballasts and fluorescent tubes, efficient temperature conditioning of the exposure bed surface plus a new computerized management platform in harmony with G&J processors and automated platemaking machines.

The name of the series is FlexiPose 520, where the red i identifies (in the G&J portfolio) all equipment with internet connection functionality for remote diagnosis, data exchange with digital workflow and firmware updates.

The FlexiPose 520 portfolio offers two equipment configurations…

FlexiPose 520 EC (Exposure with Cooled bed)

The FlexiPose 520 EC (Exposure unit with Cooled bed) target for a general purpose especially exposing thick plates,

FlexiPose 520 ECLF (Exposure with Cooled bed and Light

FlexiPose 520 ECLF (Exposure with Cooled bed and Light Finisher) target for a general purpose especially exposing thick plates having as additional function the light finishing to optimize the equipment floorplan in thermal processing production environment.


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Highest quality prints using SOMA Optima 2 press, Asahi AWP™ plates, inks from Sun Chemical

Brussels, Belgium, July 17, 2018 – Asahi Photoproducts, a pioneer in flexographic photopolymer plate development, today reported it supported the grand opening of the brand-new SOMA Flexo Technology Center in Foshan, China. The new center opened on 26 June and featured a SOMA Optima2 flexographic press running Asahi Photoproducts AWP™ water-washable plates. A specially designed package for muffins was produced on transparent BOPP using Sun Chemical solvent-based inks and Lohmann tapes. The Asahi AWP™ plates were produced in Germany by repro house Jaehde.

“Congratulations to SOMA for its very successful Grand Opening with more than 200 people in attendance,” says Yuji Suzuki, Head of the Technical Training Center at Asahi in China. “We were pleased to play a role in this success by helping with an attractive design for food-safe flexible packaging produced with our AWP™ water-washable plates on the Optima2 press. We are looking forward to continuing to support our partner SOMA in the Chinese market, bringing the quality and convenience of AWP™ water-washable plates with Asahi’s Clean Transfer Technology to this important market.”

Asahi’s AWP™ plate technology provides a viable alternative to conventional flexo printing plates. Its water washable printing plate technology does not require high temperatures or VOC-based solvents. It provides high register accuracy, making it particularly suitable for printing with a fixed colour palette and enabling odourless production. In addition to saving time and money and reducing waste, it also supports energy savings, whilst assuring exceptional quality and brilliant prints with significant improvement in overall equipment efficiency (OEE) as compared to traditional flexo plates. All of this delivers the most efficient and environmentally friendly way to produce flexographic printing plates and the resulting high quality printed materials.

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