Posted by: Schawk | Date added: Wed 25 Apr 2018
Flint Group experts provide evaluation and training on best plate-making practices with the Group’s FlexoExpert certification programme.
Schawk Group, which is part of the Matthews International Corporation, is one of the biggest global brand deployment companies worldwide. With their many years of experience Schawk Manchester, one of the main plate making operations in the UK, support their customers with expertise in resourcing, workflow, imaging and color management and still finds their core strengths in the packaging market. At their annual print awards the European Flexographic Industry Association (EFIA) titled Schawk Manchester as “Repro Company of the Year”.
Schawk Manchester participated in Flint Group’s FlexoExpert programme and became certified in October 2017. During a six-month process consisting of three main steps – evaluation, implementation and training, then auditing – FlexoExpert provides the means by which plate makers can further optimise their workflow to make more reliable and consistent plates, time and time again. With the guidance of the Flint Group team, Schawk Manchester implemented the programme and passed the final audit to earn the honor of the FlexoExpert. They became the fourth site within Schawk to receive the certification, alongside Schawk Nürnberg, Jülich and Connect, which serves as proof to its customers that the company follows best practice in its flexo plate making.
“Following the initial audit of our production processes Schawk worked closely with the Flint Group Technical Team,” said Martyn Purdy, Printing Plate Production Manager (Manchester, Alzira, Lodz) at Schawk. Flexo Expert analysis highlighted certain areas of focus to maximise process consistency. Not only did our approach to the physical plate making process improve but also the parameters of control were raised which effectively resulted in an enhanced final product,” he stated.
With its plate-making expertise and focus on service, Flint Group first introduced the programme in April 2016, and offers it to customers around the globe who are interested in broadening their knowledge on the standardisation of the flexo plate making process.
For more information on the FlexoExpert certification process, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.flintgrp.com/.
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Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing and packaging industry. The company develops, manufactures and markets an extensive portfolio of printing consumables, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, plate-making equipment and flexographic sleeve systems; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colourant applications. With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group employs some 7900 people. Revenues for 2016 were € 2.3 billion. On a worldwide basis, the company is the number one or number two supplier in every major market segment it serves. For more information, please visit www.flintgrp.com/
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