Latest Webinars

Introducing FlexoKITE

During the FlexoKITE introduction webinar we explain how the FlexoKITE experience can boost your efficiency and productivity with game-changing knowledge and wisdom. We explain why leading flexo technology suppliers have joined forces to demystify end-to-end equipment and workflow integration.

Key Take-Aways

  • Two brand-new, purpose-built, streaming-video-equipped Experience Centers in Hapert, the Netherlands, and Nashik, India
  • Best practices in the full flexo print process via in-person demos, in-depth Q&A sessions, and live webinars
  • Experts to help streamline your Flexo procedures and capacity
  • Experience a helicopter view of the flexo workflow from PDF to finished print, or dive deep into specific technologies and processes

Color Impact of White Ink Opacity with Solvent Inks

In this webinar we explore the advantages of a synchronized approach combining the latest plate technologies, advanced screening patterns and anilox technologies. We look in detail at optimizing screening selection, anilox & ink to deliver quality, efficiency & cost improvements.

Key Take-Aways

  • Standard operating procedure to simplify evaluating quality of print white ink
  • New technologies to improve print quality of white ink
  • Cost/benefit/improvement analysis

How to Eliminate Ink – Lacquer Foaming with Water-Based Inks

This webinar focuses on Ink – Lacquer foaming with water-based inks in all Flexo applications. You will learn from industry experts about technologies that can eliminate foaming.  We investigate the root causes of foaming and explore technology to control the foaming and eliminate the factors that create it.

New Approach of Optimizing the Wide Web Flexo Press at DFTA Technology Center

This webinar takes a closer look at the strategy and process of the DFTA to optimize their own press. Flexography offers freedom in terms of substrates, inks, plates, tapes, etc. The challenge is to use this flexibility in a way that all parameters interact in an optimum way to achieve a high quality and consistent print result.

Key Take-Aways

  • Optimizing: a technical approach from DFTA
  • Optimizing: a production-based approach from Esko using Print Control Wizard
  • Expected results from a good optimization project using MacDermid Plates, Apex GTT aniloxes, Esko Screening and XPS exposure

Get a Head Start Optimizing White Ink Based on 36 Printing Tests

In this webinar, we present “best combinations” from real print tests with White Ink.  We completed 36 print tests using 5 anilox volumes, 4 plate types, 9 surface patterns, 2 ink types, and 3 different print speeds.  After the print tests, we measured the opacity of each possible combination and used a microscope to capture the ink homogeneity.

Key Take-Aways

  • “Best” anilox volume, surface pattern & ink type combination
  • Comparison of white opacity with different print speeds & white ink types
  • Cost/benefit/improvement analysis

Apex International Opens 2nd FlexoKITE Center

The agenda welcomes virtual attendees with a birds-eye view of FlexoKITE, real-time and real-world problem-solving, and the keys to FlexoKITE online resources.

Key Take-Aways

  • Exploration of FlexoKITE center’s high-technology pressroom laboratory in Nashik, including new Bobst M5 label press with software and platemaking equipment from ESKO and DuPont;
  • “Ask Us Anything” Q&A session with tech gurus from ESKO, Bobst Label, Flint Group, Apex, TESA tape, DuPont, Max Specialty Films, and others;
  • Access to the FlexoKITE Webinar Resource Library;
  • The Anilox Volume Challenge: Will print density change before and after an engraved anilox roll is surface-polished to 0.3cm3/m2? Watch the live-print demo and learn.