Shilp Gravures, the Gujarat, India-based flexographic platemaking provider, has become the first company in India to receive best in class certification under the XPS Crystal Program from Esko.
One of Asia’s largest gravure cylinder makers, Shilp Gravures moved into flexographic plate manufacturing in 2008. Having worked with Esko and used the company’s integrated software and hardware solutions for more than 25 years, the company installed the Esko CDI Crystal and XPS plate imager and exposure solution at its facility in Rakanpur, near Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
“The XPS Crystal Program was developed to recognize those businesses that consistently produce superior plates, which lead to superior flexographic print quality,” said Murad Kalal, Esko Regional Sales Manager.
The XPS Crystal Certification Program is open to all users of the Esko XPS Crystal exposure unit, the award-winning technology that combines UV main and back exposure, using LEDs that reportedly always emit consistent UV light.