Asahi and Esko collaborate to develop breakthrough
automated flexo platemaking solution
The collaboration brings together key hardware and software technologies from both organizations to deliver a
highly efficient and sustainable mount-ready flexo plate for the packaging industry.

CrystalCleanConnect offers a number of breakthrough advantages from design to print:

  • A fully automated and connected process
    • High speed delivery of a mount-ready plate
    • Reduces the platemaking process from 12 steps to 1
    • Delivers an impressive 90% reduction in dedicated operator time
    • Achieves an average 25% increase in press OEE
    • Reduces ink usage by 20%
  • Significantly reduces total cost of ownership
  • Secures excellence in print quality consistency
  • All delivered with a best-in-class environmental footprint!
“This breakthrough innovation is different to other solutions on the market. It is not just an assembly of available platemaking processes delivering inline, but a holistic approach to connecting technologies, up and downstream of the prepress process, using an intelligent automation hub as the backbone and heart of the solution.”

Dieter Niederstadt
Technical Marketing Manager, Asahi Photoproducts Europe
“We have delivered a cleaner, more environmentally balanced operation that simplifies the plate making process, improves safety and creates higher print quality consistency. The ultimate objective is to improve our customers’ overall business performance and profitability.”

Pascal Thomas
Director of Flexo Business, Esko
The future of flexo plate making unveiled
You have to see CrystalCleanConnect
to believe it!

Save the date and join us in our live webinars:
20th of April
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EU
12:40-13:10 CET
Register here
21st of April
EU
8:00 AM CET

ASIA
3:00 PM JST (Japan)
Register here
21st of April
EU
4:00 PM CET

AMERICAS
10:00 AM CST (Chicago)
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PRESS RELEASE
Need more info?
Contact us at info@asahi-photoproducts.com
Get in contact: info@asahi-photoproducts.com
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