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Vertis Expands Packaging Services With New Large Format Flexo Plate System

Press release from the issuing company

BALTIMORE, Md. (August 3, 2005) – Vertis announced today the installation of a Cyrel 3000i InLinersolvent processing system from DuPont Imaging Technologies at its Irving, Texas facility. The new equipment will enable Vertis to increase production by doubling its flexographic plate output to meet increased customer demand. “Adding a second inline processing system allows us to provide large-scale plate production and faster turnaround to better serve our growing customer base,” said Marriott Winchester, vice president, premedia and packaging operations for Vertis. The Irving location serves the premedia needs of leading consumer packaged goods manufacturers and converters, as well as retailers, advertising agencies, and corporate clients. The newly installed Cyrel inline system delivers the most advanced technology capable of processing 52x80 inch wide plates for flexographic printing. “As a result of our multi-year relationship with DuPont, we have achieved the necessary technical credentials and management skills to become a DuPont Cyrel Quality Assurance Tradeshop Partner,” added Winchester. “We’re also recognized by Esko-Graphics with its Flexographic Implementation of Quality (FIQ) certification. This is beneficial to our clients because they receive the highest quality output without sacrificing the quick response required to meet their tight project deadlines.” The Cyrel 3000i features an innovative solvent washout system of flat brushes transverse to each other, and contra-rotating round brushes that remove the non-exposed parts of a polymer flexo plate and clean it prior to mounting on press. This process produces plates of the highest quality for precise printing. Complementing the Cyrel 3000i processing system is a new PRI PV500 solvent recovery system, and a new Cyrel 3000 ETL top lift exposure unit. Two Esko-Graphics advanced digital imaging systems complete the total flexographic plate installation at Irving for a fully digital prepress workflow and plate production process.