Reproflex3 and ZDue Renew Strategic Partnership
(L to R) Reproflex3 Co-founder Trevor Lowes with Marco Mingozzi, General Manager of ZDue and Andrew Hewitson Reproflex3 Co-founder & Group CEO.
Global flexographic pre-press solutions specialist Reproflex3 and ZDue, Italy’s largest flexo plate maker, have renewed a thriving technology partnership.
Reproflex3 and ZDue joined forces three years ago to give Italian flexo print converters and brand owners access to Reproflex3’s unique Vortex, BlueEdge and ProjectBlue ultra-high-definition screening technologies.
The system benefits include increased optical density and shades towards zero that are comparable to gravure, both on flexible packaging and folding cartons. The technology also features an extended colour gamut available from CMYK, generating genuine sustainable cost savings associated with change overs, ink consumption and waste.
The alliance has made waves inside the Italian flexo and corrugated print industries by generating unrivalled print reproduction and notching up multiple national and international award wins for the partners.
Most recently scoring a clean sweep by winning gold, silver and bronze with BlueEdge in corrugated print for the overseas category at the Flexographic Industry Association (FIA) UK Awards. They also scooped the hotly contested ‘Best in Show’ award with Vortex for leading UK converter Roberts Mart & Co, who took home 11 awards, including five golds on the night.
Andrew Hewitson, Reproflex3 Co-founder & Group CEO, said: “Our technical partnership with ZDue is going from strength to strength. During the past three years of working alongside and supporting each other, we have generated some fantastic new business opportunities both inside the Italian market and further afield.
“I am delighted to renew our collaboration with the exceptionally talented team at ZDue. They are as enthusiastic about producing exceptional print quality as we are, and together we are successfully delivering greater innovation and pushing the boundaries of flexo to help our clients produce print that is best in class.”
Marco Mingozzi, General Manager of ZDue, adds: “Joining forces with Reproflex3 enabled us to develop the multiple award-winning BlueEdge and Vortex screening technologies specifically for printing on corrugate.
“The flexible and corrugate packaging industry in central and southern Europe offers huge growth potential and we are extremely pleased to continue our rewarding partnership with Reproflex3. Working together enables us both to keep innovating and educating the industry about gains in print quality, cost savings, sustainability and the many workflow efficiencies that these pioneering screening technologies can deliver.”