September 02, 2004 -- This year, DuPont celebrates the 30th anniversary of the launch of the first flexographic printing plate, DuPont Cyrel. What started out as a vision is today one of the biggest names in the packaging graphics printing industry and, after 30 years, DuPont Cyrel is the world-leading brand.
Flexo printing was initially performed with a rubber plate. But with the introduction of Cyrel, flexo printing developed rapidly – from a low quality process to the high-end graphic intensive process we use today. Utilizing the latest technologies and resources, DuPont Cyrel has been consistently ahead of the any other flexo plate supplier leading the innovation of the packaging graphics printing industry by working with customers to achieve common goals.
Today's consumers formulate opinions on products based on their packaging and, in response, companies have an increased need to utilize more graphics, more color, and higher quality. Flexography offers the best balance of quality, flexibility, and cost and is often much better than other printing processes.
The main market segments served by flexographic printing are paper bags, corrugated board, flexible packaging, labels and folding cartons.
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