Flexo Concepts™ QuikWash™ System drew a lot of attention at Drupa from distributors around the world wanting to represent the product. Given its remarkable benefits and low up-front investment, the retrofit technology is attractive to printers who want to reduce wash-up times, use UV ink or harsh solvents, or are environmentally conscious.
By combining a special clamp with the company’s TruPoint™ DeltaFlex™ plastic wash-up blade, the system cuts wash-up times in half by maintaining a fine contact area with the roller for more effective wash-ups. The resulting increase in press uptime and reduction in solvent consumption have been sources of excitement in the industry. Another strong selling point is that DeltaFlex is compatible with UV solvents and resistant to aggressive press wash, making it a good solution for printers who have experienced blade swelling due to chemical incompatibility.
While Flexo Concepts had previously gone to market with QuikWash in limited geographic locations, the company used Drupa as the official launch site to introduce its exclusive technology to a global audience. The resounding response from prospective distributors at the show confirms the product’s viability in the offset market.
“We are very happy with our results from the show,” said Chris Nolin, Flexo Concepts’ Vice President of Sales. “Our objective was to grow our reseller base for QuikWash and there was a great amount of interest from people all around the world interested in selling the product.”
The QuikWash System was also touted as a tool to help reduce VOCs in the pressroom. By cutting solvent use and disposal, the wash-up system helps printers meet growing pressure to shrink their carbon footprint. These environmental benefits were highlighted in an article in the DrupaReportDaily entitled, “European suppliers keen on QuikWash.“
To learn more about QuikWash, visit https://www.flexoconcepts.com/quikwash.
About Flexo Concepts™
Headquartered in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Flexo Concepts™ manufactures TruPoint™ doctor blades, the TruPoint™ QuikWash™ System 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.