Founding partners MacDermid Graphics Solutions and SOMA recently hostes an inaugural Open House at the Flexo Xperience Center (FXC) in Atlanta, Georgia. The FXC is a collaborative center for pre-media suppliers, printers, converters, brands, CPGs, students and educational institutions.
Along with MacDermid and SOMA, industry partners involved in The FXC include: 3M, Apex, AV Flexologic, BST Group, CleanPlanet, ColorConsulting, CSW Inc, Daetwyler, DAM, Digimarc, Esko, Esterlam, Flexo Wash, Flint Ink, GMG Color, Hamillroad, Harper, Hybrid Software, Interflex, Kongsberg Systems, Lohmann, Polymount, Provident Group, Rossini, Rotec, Sandon Global, Sun Chemical, Tech Sleeves, tesa, Troika Systems, and X-Rite Pantone.
The event included a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of The FXC; a tour of MacDermid’s Global Headquarters, The FXC and The Works; a SOMA Optima2 press demo with live job changeover showing how fast the process can be; networking time with event attendees and the partners of The FXC; and a cocktail hour with live music.
The FXC includes a full suite of the latest prepress software, plate and print analysis technologies, thermal and solvent platemaking systems, and liquid photopolymer platemaking equipment. The SOMA Optima? flexo press expands the facility to include product benchmarking, print trials, hands-on press training, print application research, and print troubleshooting.