Flexo Concepts® to Join Harper’s 2016 Roadshow in Olathe, Kansas

Harper LogoPlymouth, MA, September 23, 2016. Flexo Concepts is excited to once again join up with Harper Corporation’s Roadshow, this time at the fourth stop of its 2016 tour in Olathe, Kansas. The event will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn Olathe at 12080 South Strang Line Road on September 27th.

Flexo Concepts is one of several leading industry co-suppliers chosen to present at this location. Key Account Manager Alan Shumate will talk about the latest advancements in doctor blade materials and edge design. He will also provide the audience with general tips for optimizing blade performance.

This annual event is hosted by Harper free-of-charge. However, space is limited and anyone interested in attending is encouraged to register as soon as possible. Go to www.harperimage.com/roadshows/Olathe-Kansas/532 to reserve a spot.

To learn more about TruPoint doctor blades, visit www.flexoconcepts.com. To access a complete press kit, go to www.flexoconcepts.com/media.

 

About Flexo Concepts

Headquartered in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Flexo Concepts manufactures TruPoint® doctor blades and wash-up blades and MicroClean™ dry media anilox cleaning systems. All products are designed to improve print quality and reduce operational costs for flexographic and offset printers.  Flexo Concepts maintains distribution locations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.  For more information about the company and its products visit www.flexoconcepts.com.  For regular updates, follow Flexo Concepts on Facebook and Twitter.

Flexo Concepts and Industry Partners to Present New Technologies via Interactive Game at Labelexpo Americas 2016

Labelexpo_Collaboration_Gameboard_hrPlymouth, MA, September 8, 2016. Flexo Concepts is among eight industry partners who have teamed up to create an interactive game to present the latest advancements in flexo printing technology at Labelexpo Americas 2016.

At the event, contestants will collect a game board from any of the participating companies’ booths. They will then be prompted to visit each of the partners’ stands to collect a label or “game piece” in exchange for basic contact information. Completed game boards will be entered in drawings at the conclusion of the show for a chance to win Amazon gift cards and a complimentary seminar hosted by Clemson.

The collaborative piece was produced with contributions from each member of the team: prepress services by Esko, MacDermid plates, SunChemical inks, Harper anilox rolls, Flexo Concepts TruPoint Orange® doctor blades, and UPM Raflatac label stock. Clemson University undertook the printing and converting at its Sonoco Institute of Packaging and Graphics on an Omet Varyflex press and various other equipment.

To pick up a game board, stop by any of the following stands at the show:

Esko

5202

Flexo Concepts

544

Harper Corporation of America

401

MacDermid (All Printing Resources/JV Imaging booths)

937/1217

Omet

3123

UPM Raflatac

729

Click here for more information about the event or visit www.flexoconcepts.com to learn about the TruPoint Orange doctor blade. To access a complete press kit, go to www.flexoconcepts.com/media.

About Flexo Concepts
Headquartered in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Flexo Concepts manufactures TruPoint® doctor blades and wash-up blades and MicroClean™ dry media anilox cleaning systems. All products are designed to improve print quality and reduce operational costs for flexographic and offset printers. Flexo Concepts maintains distribution locations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. For more information about the company and its products visit www.flexoconcepts.com. For regular updates, follow Flexo Concepts on Facebook and Twitter.

Flexo Concepts® to Be Featured Supplier at Rotometrics “The Future of Print” Open House

Rotometrics_Future_of_PrintPlymouth, MA, August 30, 2016.  Flexo Concepts announced today that it will attend Rotometrics’ “The Future of Print” open house as a featured supplier on September 27-28, 2016.

The event will take place at Rotometrics’ European manufacturing facility in Aldridge, UK.  Focus Label Machinery, Graphic Republik, Herma, Nilpeter UK, Platinum Paper and Thermal Transfer Solutions are among the key flexo and packaging industry partners being represented.  Flexo Concepts will be the exclusive doctor blade manufacturer.

Held every two years, the 2016 European open house is supported by industry associations BPIF Labels, EFIA and Finat as well as four prominent print publications.  The total space allocated for the event is up 40% from 2012 to accommodate 35 suppliers and an expected 400 attendees. Rugby World Cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodward will deliver a keynote presentation and featured speakers will address current trends and the growth outlook for the industry.

Click here for more information about the event or visit www.flexoconcepts.com to learn about TruPoint doctor blades.  To access a complete press kit, go to www.flexoconcepts.com/media.

About Flexo Concepts

Headquartered in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Flexo Concepts manufactures TruPoint® doctor blades and wash-up blades and MicroClean™ dry media anilox cleaning systems. All products are designed to improve print quality and reduce operational costs for flexographic and offset printers.  Flexo Concepts maintains distribution locations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.  For more information about the company and its products visit www.flexoconcepts.com.  For regular updates, follow Flexo Concepts on Facebook and Twitter.

Flexo Concepts® to Feature New MicroTip® Technology at Labelexpo Americas 2016

Labelexpo_USA_2016_logoPlymouth, MA, August 29, 2016. Flexo Concepts will promote new MicroTips on its premium TruPoint Orange® doctor blade at Labelexpo Americas 2016. The new tip variations allow printers to optimize blade performance in label printing applications.

Since Orange was released in 2013, Flexo Concepts has focused on improving blade tip technology. New MicroTip options allow printers to select a customized thickness and tip combination that will enhance metering effectiveness and maximize blade life in their specific applications.

MicroTip_Comparison_450x162TruPoint Orange has been endorsed by a number of press manufacturers and is currently shipping as the standard blade on many new machine installations. At the show, the blade will be featured on equipment by Aztech, Gonderflex, Mark Andy and Nilpeter among others.

To learn more or obtain a blade sample, visit Flexo Concepts’ booth #544 at the show or go to www.flexoconcepts.com. A complete press kit can be downloaded at www.flexoconcepts.com/media.

About Flexo Concepts
Headquartered in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Flexo Concepts manufactures TruPoint® doctor blades and wash-up blades and MicroClean™ dry media anilox cleaning systems. All products are designed to improve print quality and reduce operational costs for flexographic and offset printers. Flexo Concepts maintains distribution locations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. For more information about the company and its products visit www.flexoconcepts.com. For regular updates, follow Flexo Concepts on Facebook and Twitter.

Flexo Concepts® To Sponsor Unveiling of Fusion Compact at PCMC’s Impact 2016

PCMC_Impact_Logo_900x385Plymouth, MA, July 19, 2016. Flexo Concepts announced today that it will sponsor Paper Converting Machine Company’s Impact 2016 where the press manufacturer will introduce its newest model, the Fusion Compact (C). The event is to be held at the company’s US headquarters and plant in Green Bay, Wisconsin on August 3.

The Fusion C maintains all of the fast make-ready and waste-saving features as PCMC’s Fusion family of products, but with a smaller footprint and fewer parts to save space and cost. Attendees will also be able to view the company’s Fusion_C_300x200Fusion Board press, browse supplier tabletops and take part in industry networking at the one-day event.

As a premium partner, Flexo Concepts will feature its TruPoint Orange® doctor blades with MicroTip® edges. Available in a range of thicknesses and MicroTips, Orange blades optimize metering performance, extend blade life and promote pressroom safety in a wide variety of flexo printing applications.

Click here to register for the event.

To learn more about the TruPoint Orange doctor blade, visit www.flexoconcepts.com. To access a complete press kit, go to www.flexoconcepts.com/media.

About Flexo Concepts
Headquartered in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Flexo Concepts manufactures TruPoint® doctor blades and wash-up blades and MicroClean™ dry media anilox cleaning systems. All products are designed to improve print quality and reduce operational costs for flexographic and offset printers. Flexo Concepts maintains distribution locations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. For more information about the company and its products visit www.flexoconcepts.com. For regular updates, follow Flexo Concepts on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Flexo Concepts® Reports Success with New MicroTip® Doctor Blade Edge Technology at Drupa 2016

Drupa_Booth_930x698Plymouth, MA, July 15, 2016. Flexo Concepts exceeded its objectives at Drupa 2016, successfully introducing a variety of new MicroTip options on its TruPoint Orange doctor blade and expanding its distribution network.

Since introducing Orange in 2013, Flexo Concepts has developed new MicroTips to help printers optimize metering effectiveness and maximize blade life in their specific applications. At the show, booth staff fielded many requests for blade trials from people eager to test the new technology.

Herb Cole, the company’s global sales manager, said, “It’s clear to see that our industry is adapting to the demands of today’s customer. We are firmly committed to innovating safer, high performance, longer lasting doctor blades to meet those needs.” He went on to say that Flexo Concepts is excited to introduce new blade technology to the corrugated sector later this year.

The company was also able to expand its distribution network at the event. “There are too many flourishing partnerships to list, but I am pleased to announce our new relationship with Academia in India,” said Cole. “Academia will help us expand our global footprint in a vital market, as we continue to build a solid network of internal and external expert doctor blade consultants.”

Orange has earned the support of a number of well-known OEMs and was featured on multiple presses throughout the show. Among these exhibitors were AB Graphic International, Cartes Label Machines S.r.l., Focus Label Machinery Ltd. and Grafisk Maskinfabrik.

To learn more about Flexo Concepts, the TruPoint Orange doctor blade or MicroTip technology, visit www.flexoconcepts.com. To access a complete press kit, go to www.flexoconcepts.com/media/.

About Flexo Concepts
Headquartered in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Flexo Concepts manufactures TruPoint® doctor blades and wash-up blades and MicroClean™ dry media anilox cleaning systems. All products are designed to improve print quality and reduce operational costs for flexographic and offset printers. Flexo Concepts maintains distribution locations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. For more information about the company and its products visit www.flexoconcepts.com. For regular updates, follow Flexo Concepts on Facebook and Twitter.

Flexo Concepts® Installs LED Lighting in Plymouth, MA Facility to Promote Energy Efficiency

Flexo Concepts Installs LED LightingPlymouth, MA, June 23, 2016. In its continuing effort to “go green,” Flexo Concepts has outfitted its entire manufacturing facility and headquarters with LED lighting. The project has a two-year return on investment and resulted in an annual reduction in energy use significant enough to power six homes for a year.

The scope of the project included the company’s entire manufacturing and administrative space as well as the parking lot and other common areas of the building complex. All bulbs in the office areas were equipped with LED lamps and all lighting equipment in the shop and common areas was replaced with new fixtures that contain LED lamps.

Flexo Concepts worked with The Energy Efficiency Group (TEEG), an independent energy services company, throughout the project. TEEG facilitated all aspects of the process including performing an initial energy audit, making recommendations, submitting permits to the utility, handling the approvals, and scheduling and coordinating all work with the company’s electrician.

According to John Ferris, Flexo Concepts’ engineering manager, “The rebates offered by our utility company and quick payback made the investment an easy decision. By reducing the cost of the project by half, we were able to pursue this option for making our company more eco-friendly.” He also noted that the process was surprisingly simple as TEEG handled everything from evaluation to implementation.

To learn more about Flexo Concepts, visit www.flexoconcepts.com. To access a complete press kit, go to www.flexoconcepts.com/media.

About Flexo Concepts
Headquartered in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Flexo Concepts manufactures TruPoint® doctor blades and wash-up blades and MicroClean™ dry media anilox cleaning systems. All products are designed to improve print quality and reduce operational costs for flexographic and offset printers. Flexo Concepts maintains distribution locations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. For more information about the company and its products visit www.flexoconcepts.com. For regular updates, follow Flexo Concepts on Facebook and Twitter.

Flexo Concepts® To Attend OMET Open House as Premium Partner at New Illinois Demo Center

Omet_Open_House_400x328Plymouth, MA, June 15, 2016. Flexo Concepts announced today that it will attend Omet America’s open house as a premium partner on June 29-30. The exclusive event will take place at the press manufacturer’s brand new demo center in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

At the open house, Omet will present the capabilities of the new iFlex label press, considered by the company to be its smartest technological innovation to date. Scheduled demonstrations, taking place at 11:00 and 3:00 each day, will showcase its impressive iLight pre-registration system, the first laser application on a flexo press, and iVision register adjustment and control. To register for the event, go to http://printing.omet.com/iflex-open-house-omet-americas/.

Flexo Concepts will be among select industry suppliers chosen to exhibit at the event in a tabletop setting. The company will feature its TruPoint Orange® doctor blades with MicroTip® edges. Available in a range of thicknesses and MicroTips, Orange blades optimize metering performance, extend blade life and eliminate UV ink spitting in label printing applications.

To learn more about the TruPoint Orange doctor blade, visit www.flexoconcepts.com. To access a complete press kit, go to www.flexoconcepts.com/media.
About Flexo Concepts
Headquartered in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Flexo Concepts manufactures TruPoint doctor blades and wash-up blades and MicroClean™ dry media anilox cleaning systems. All products are designed to improve print quality and reduce operational costs for flexographic and offset printers. Flexo Concepts maintains distribution locations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. For more information about the company and its products visit www.flexoconcepts.com. For regular updates, follow Flexo Concepts on Facebook and Twitter.

Focus Label Machinery to Feature TruPoint Orange® Doctor Blades at Drupa

Focus_Logo_265x186Plymouth, MA, May 31, 2016. Today Flexo Concepts® announced that Focus Label Machinery will feature TruPoint Orange doctor blades on its presses at Drupa. Orange was chosen for its ability to eliminate UV ink spitting, superior blade life and ease of installation.

Focus will host live demonstrations of its newest equipment at the show, with servo and digital solutions for short and medium print run business at the forefront. Among the featured equipment will be the company’s brand new e-FLEX, a flexo/digital combination press platform with twin servo system for single-touch set-ups and minimal waste. Focus will also exhibit its d-FLEX, a digital model that combines in-line inkjet and flexo printing, coating and converting. Finally, the company will display its ProFlex, a 6-color, 330mm wide option for narrow web printing with full UV drying at a modest investment level.

All Focus printing equipment will be running with TruPoint Orange doctor blades. The blades will feature a MicroTip 10 which is one of several tip variations being introduced by Flexo Concepts at Drupa to customize blade solutions and optimize metering in a range of printing and coating applications.

When asked for reasons why he liked TruPoint Orange, Colin Ellison, Print Technician at Focus, said, “One: we don’t get any ink spitting. Two: they’re very long-lasting.” His third reason was, in his words, “Probably the least important, but I like it. On the doctor blade, it says, ‘anilox contact here,’ and there are arrows.” He explained that this feature is a real advantage when he’s training customers on how to correctly install the blade.

UK-based Focus Label Machinery Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of printing equipment for the narrow web label and packaging print industry worldwide. The company produces flexographic, letterflex and digital printing solutions covering textiles, pressure-sensitive, shrink sleeves, food casings and many special applications.

For more information about the equipment to be featured at Drupa, go to http://blog.focuslabel.com/drupa-2016 or visit Focus at Hall 10/C10 at the show to see a press demonstration. To learn more about the TruPoint Orange doctor blade, visit Flexo Concepts at Hall 11/C34 or www.flexoconcepts.com. To access a complete press kit, go to www.flexoconcepts.com/media.

About Flexo Concepts
Headquartered in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Flexo Concepts manufactures TruPoint doctor blades and wash-up blades and MicroClean™ dry media anilox cleaning systems. All products are designed to improve print quality and reduce operational costs for flexographic and offset printers. Flexo Concepts maintains distribution locations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. For more information about the company and its products visit www.flexoconcepts.com. For regular updates, follow Flexo Concepts on Facebook and Twitter.

Flexo Concepts® Announces Completion of State-of-the-Art Doctor Blade Innovation Lab

Flexo Concepts' Doctor Blade Innovation LabPlymouth, MA, May 24, 2016. Today Flexo Concepts announced the completion of a new state-of-the–art doctor blade innovation lab in its Plymouth, Massachusetts manufacturing facility. The creation of the test center emphasizes the company’s commitment to bringing cutting-edge technology to the flexo printing industry.

The innovation lab contains a variety of testing and measuring equipment used to assess the various mechanical properties of materials being considered for new product development. These tests include stiffness, wear, surface roughness and creep, the characteristic that describes how polymer material “relaxes” over time when pushed against a hard surface like an anilox roll.

The lab also houses a special machine to prepare samples for testing as well as high-precision optical and weighing devices to perform used blade analysis. By analyzing worn blades, Flexo Concepts can help customers determine the causes of their metering problems such as too much or little doctor blade pressure or when a doctor blade has been installed at an incorrect angle.

John Ferris, Flexo Concepts’ engineering manager, says that, “Unlike some blade manufacturers, our objective is to test blades and blade materials in a way that replicates their use in the field.” He added, “We have invested in a combination of custom-designed and standard industry equipment to do just that.”

To learn more about Flexo Concepts, visit www.flexoconcepts.com. To access a complete press kit, go to www.flexoconcepts.com/media.

About Flexo Concepts
Headquartered in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Flexo Concepts manufactures TruPoint® doctor blades and wash-up blades and MicroClean™ dry media anilox cleaning systems. All products are designed to improve print quality and reduce operational costs for flexographic and offset printers. Flexo Concepts maintains distribution locations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. For more information about the company and its products visit www.flexoconcepts.com. For regular updates, follow Flexo Concepts on Facebook and Twitter.