New MicroTip® Enhancement on Display at Labelexpo Europe 2017

Plymouth, MA, September 11, 2017. In its quest to continue providing tag and label printers with innovative doctor blade advancements, Flexo Concepts® will introduce a new refinement to its doctor blade MicroTip technology at Labelexpo Europe 2017.

The modification to the revolutionary MicroTip design doubles the tip’s stiffness at the contact point to further enhance metering precision on high line screen anilox rolls.  An improvement to the manufacturing process also produces a smoother contact edge, eliminating start-up lines, an issue sometimes faced by non-metallic doctor blade users.  Lab and field testing has yielded positive results and the company is excited to share its latest doctor blade innovation with the European label printing market.

Since its release to the market in 2013, TruPoint Orange® polymer doctor blade with a MicroTip has been endorsed by numerous press manufacturers and is currently shipping as the standard blade on many new machine installations.  This year at Labelexpo, Orange will be featured on equipment by AB Graphic, Cartes, Domino, Edale, Focus, Werosys and others.

To learn more, visit Flexo Concepts stand 7B20 at the show or go to 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 Partners to Feature Liqueur Label and Tasting at Labelexpo Europe 2017

Plymouth, MA, September 8, 2017. Flexo Concepts and fellow flexo suppliers have banded together once again to showcase their latest product advancements at Labelexpo Europe 2017. The project is a collaboration between Esko, Flexo Concepts, Harper, MacDermid, Siegwerk, Raflatac, Dirty Water Distillery and Clemson’s Sonoco Institute of Packaging.

This year, the group produced a unique bottle label featuring five-color modified process printing, metallic ink, custom die lines and high-quality print.

Utilizing UV Flexo L39-5 inks from Siegwerk, TruPoint Orange® doctor blades from Flexo Concepts, a Konsberg digital cutter from Esko, 1200-line screen aniloxes from Harper, Digital Rave printing plates from MacDermid exposed on Esko’s new Crystal XPS System, and VANISH™ label stock from Raflatac, the label was printed at the Sonoco Institute of Packaging on an OMET VaryFlex 530 press.

Dirty Water Distillery provided bottles of their honey liqueur from their micro-distillery located in the heart of Flexo Concepts’ hometown, Plymouth, Massachusetts. This liqueur is handcraf­ted from the finest ingredients, local honey and a variety of spices, to provide a delicious cordial for visitors to taste at Labelexpo Europe.

Each supplier will offer tastings of this exclusive “Bee Sting” honey liqueur at their Labelexpo stands while showcasing the label. To see the label or try a sample, stop by any of the following stands at the show:

EskoStand 3C50
Flexo ConceptsStand 7B20
Harper Corporation of AmericaStand 7B21
MacDermid Graphics SolutionsStand 5A17
Siegwerk Switzerland AGStand 6A17
UPM RaflatacStands 5E37 & 5D41

To learn about Flexo Concepts’ TruPoint Orange® doctor blade, visit our stand 7B20 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 Present at PCMC on Last Stop of 2017 Harper Roadshow

Plymouth, MA, September 5, 2017.  Flexo Concepts will join Harper on the last stop of its 2017 road show on September 14.  The event will be held at PCMC’s Green Bay, Wisconsin world headquarters at 2300 South Ashland Ave.

Flexo Concepts sales representative Andrew Latosek will present the latest advancements in polymer doctor blade materials and edge design and talk about how the new blades compare to steel in terms of performance, safety and blade life.  He will also provide the audience with general tips for optimizing blade performance.

As usual, the annual event is hosted by Harper free-of-charge.  However, space is limited and anyone interested in attending at PCMC should reserve a spot at www.harperimage.com/roadshows/Green-Bay-WI/559.

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

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.

Packaging Plast to Ship Carbon Fiber Chambers with TruPoint Green®

Packaging Plast to Ship Carbon Fiber Chambers with TruPoint Green Doctor BladePlymouth, MA, July 26, 2017.  Flexo Concepts® is excited to announce that Packaging Plast will begin shipping all its carbon fiber chambers with the TruPoint Green doctor blade beginning in September of this year.

The Italian OEM manufactures its chambers from a carbon fiber material which offers stiffness and durability in an ultra-lightweight construction.  Other benefits include reduced water and solvent consumption, easy blade changes and extended blade and end seal life.

TruPoint Green is a next generation polymer doctor blade for corrugated printers producing mid-level graphics.  The blade’s mechanical properties and composition allow it to meter more effectively than UHMW with significantly longer blade life than steel.  TruPoint Green in combination with the carbon fiber chamber design delivers better print quality and provides printers with considerable savings on the inking systems of their presses.

Totally in-house designed, assembled and manufactured with 100% structural carbon fiber, Packaging Plast’s doctor blade chambers can be installed on CI as well as in-line flexo presses.  The chambers are suitable for the full spectrum of flexo printed products, from corrugated board to flexible film, including tissue paper. For more information, visit: www.packagingplast.com.

To learn more about TruPoint Green, go to www.flexoconcepts.com or call 508-830-9506.  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® Welcomes Andrew Latosek to Its U.S. Sales Team

Andrew Latosek, Key Account Manager, Flexo ConceptsPlymouth, MA, June 12, 2017. Flexo Concepts is excited to announce that Andrew Latosek has joined its U.S. sales team as a Key Account Manager.

Andrew’s goal is to support and expand Flexo Concepts’ American OEM, re-seller and co-supplier relationships. He will function as the primary point of contact to facilitate better service of their mutual customers.

Andrew is a 2010 graduate of the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and spent several years working as a new business implementation specialist in the uniform services industry before joining Flexo Concepts.  He recently completed levels I and II of FTA FIRST Operator Certification to become a flexo printing “expert” and is currently working to achieve level III.

For more information about Flexo Concepts or its products, 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 Join Harper Road Show at Mark Andy in Chesterfield, MO

Harper Road Show Chesterfield, MissouriPlymouth, MA, May 1, 2017. Flexo Concepts will once again join Harper on its road show at Mark Andy’s global headquarters in Chesterfield, Missouri on May 18, 2017. This will be Flexo Concepts’ second stop on the tour this year.

Herb Cole, Global Sales Manager, and Andrew Latosek, Key Account Manager, will be on hand to present the latest advancements in polymer doctor blade materials and edge design. They will also talk about how the new blades compare to steel in terms of performance, safety and blade life and provide the audience with general tips for optimizing blade performance.

As in the past, the annual event will be hosted by Harper free-of-charge. However, space is limited and anyone interested in attending at Clemson or any stop on the road show should reserve a spot at www.harperimage.com/Information-Center/Roadshows.

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

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 TruPoint Green® Doctor Blade at INFO*FLEX 2017

Plymouth, MA, April 6, 2017. Flexo Concepts announced plans today to exhibit at FTA 2017 INFO*FLEX on May 1-2 in Phoenix, Arizona. The company will feature its newest corrugated doctor blade, TruPoint Green.

Created in Flexo Concepts’ new Doctor Blade Innovation Lab, TruPoint Green is a good option for corrugated printers producing mid-high level graphics. The blade’s mechanical properties allow for optimized metering in the range of line screens between where UHMW is effective and steel is required.

Flexo Concepts will also continue to promote TruPoint Orange® as a longer-life and safe replacement for steel in label and flexible packaging applications.

For more information or to obtain a blade sample, visit Flexo Concepts at booth #531 or www.flexoconcepts.com. Go to www.flexoconcepts.com/media to download a complete press kit.

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® Receives Massachusetts STEP Grant Funding to Support Exports

Massachusetts Export Center

Plymouth, MA, April 4, 2017. Flexo Concepts announced that it has been awarded funding for the third time through the Massachusetts State Trade Expansion Program (“STEP”) to support its export activities. An exporter since 1990, the company has a strong overseas presence bolstered by sales offices in Spain and Taiwan.

Flexo Concepts regulary exhibits at trade events in Europe, Asia and other export markets and has received STEP Grant funding in the past to help finance these activities. This year, the company will use the grant to help pay for its exhibition at ICE Europe in Munich, SinoCorrugated in Shanghai and Labelexpo Europe in Brussels.

Massachusetts Office of International Trade & InvestmentThe Massachusetts State Trade Expansion Program (“STEP”) is a collaboration between the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (“MOITI”), the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network (“MSBDC”) and the Massachusetts Export Center. Through a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”), funding up to $10,000 is awarded to eligible small businesses in Massachusetts for the purpose of increasing export sales.

For more information 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 Introduce TruPoint Green® Doctor Blade at SinoCorrugated 2017

Plymouth, MA, March 15, 2017. Flexo Concepts announced today that it will attend this year’s SinoCorrugated event in Shanghai on April 11-14. A first-time exhibitor, the company will introduce its newest corrugated doctor blade, TruPoint Green, to the Asian market at the show.

Created in Flexo Concepts’ new Doctor Blade Innovation Lab, TruPoint Green is a good option for producing mid-high level graphics. The blade’s mechanical properties allow for optimized metering in the range of line screens between where UHMW is effective and steel is required.

For more information or to obtain a blade sample, visit Flexo Concepts at booth #N5A78 or www.flexoconcepts.com. Go to www.flexoconcepts.com/media to download a complete press kit.

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® Once Again Making Stops on Harper Road Show 2017

Plymouth, MA, March 1, 2017. Flexo Concepts will once again join Harper on its 2017 road show at Clemson University in South Carolina on March 9th. The company also plans to attend at the Chesterfield, Missouri stop at Mark Andy on May 18th.

Flexo Concepts sales representatives John Hirko and Andrew Latosek will present the latest advancements in polymer doctor blade materials and edge design and talk about how the new blades compare to steel in terms of performance, safety and blade life. They will also provide the audience with general tips for optimizing blade performance.

As usual, the annual event is hosted by Harper free-of-charge. However, space is limited and anyone interested in attending at Clemson or any stop on the road show can reserve a spot at www.harperimage.com/Information-Center/Roadshows.

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

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.